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High Court

High Court blocks Halcrow pension restructure

18 May 16 | By Yoosof Farah

Potential transfer into new scheme deemed illegal

Ambulance

Balfour fined £2.6m for worker trench death

6 May 16 | By Iain Withers

Fine is one of largest ever imposed on a contractor for a fatality

Rolls Building

Carillion sues Rolls Building subcontractors over delays

4 May 16 | By Iain Withers

Main contractor claims it incurred liquidated damages as a result of handing the project over late

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Appointments

Phil Breeden

DBK hires ex-RLB London boss

11 May 16

Breeden handed job of expanding taken-over consultancy’s offices business

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Salary surveys

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Consultants salary survey 2016: Under control?

5 Feb 16

A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth, according to this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. But will they be able to keep their feet on the ground?

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Student

The Beacon Centre in Blackburn

First Impressions: DLA's Beacon Centre

Building’s student panel from Nottingham Trent share their thoughts on the building in Blackburn

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Legal

Michael Sergeant

Loose talk

26 May 16 | By Michael Sergeant

You want to claim the cost of extra works without a written instruction? A new Court of Appeal case just made life a little easier

James Bessey

Time is money

17 May 16 | By James Bessey

A recent case highlights the complexities of the subcontractor relationship compared to that of employer and main contractor, in terms of extensions of time and delays

Ann Mingoue

1984 revisited

10 May 16 | By Ann Minogue

As one of our longest-serving columnists prepares to bow out, she looks back at how things have changed in construction law since she wrote her first column for the magazine

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Raid Abu Manneh and Dany Khayat

Road to Morocco

20 May 16 | By Raid Abu-Manneh, Dany Khayat

With Africa a future engine of global growth, Morocco is a potential gateway to the continent for UK construction companies

Malcolm Harris

Is cashflow still king?

13 May 16 | By Malcolm Harris

Adjudication is supposed to ensure that payments are made quickly to keep the money flowing. Is this always the case or do two recent decisions show the TCC to be at odds with itself?

Hamish Lal

FIDIC forms: Engineering anxiety

6 May 16 | By Hamish Lal

FIDIC forms of contract outline an engineer’s role in making determinations but how can you be sure that their decision is fair and impartial?

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GOOD EMPLOYER GUIDE 2014

Good Employer Guide 2014

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2014

24 Oct 14

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2014 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise

CPD

Olympic-park

CPD 13 2016: Specifying softwood decking

27 May 16

The latest in our CPD series introduces specifying softwood decking. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit

Joie De Vivre, a private residence in Oregon, features thermally broken Reynaers CS 68 windows

CPD 12 2016: Sustainable aluminium window systems

12 May 16

High-performance windows are crucial to reducing the energy use of buildings. This CPD introduces key aspects of glazing and frame design, as well as the relevant standards and guidance. It is sponsored by Reynaers

The Greenhauses in Shepherds Bush is the largest Passivhaus development in London. The Cartwright Pickard-designed scheme uses the Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel to minimise U-values

CPD 11 2016: Structural insulated panels in cladding systems

4 May 16

When used in external cladding systems, SIPs can help to reduce thermal transmittance and air-leakage rates. This CPD, sponsored by Kingspan Insulation, highlights the key design considerations

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Careers

gender-equality

Gender pay gap: Levelling the field

19 Apr 16

New legislation will mean firms have to publish how much both male and female employees are paid. Will this be the end of the gender pay gap?

Andy Steele

Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

29 Mar 16

It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?

Apprentices

Apprentices: ‘The numbers don’t add up…’

17 Mar 16

Three times as many people are leaving the industry each year as are joining, so today’s skills crisis is set to get a lot worse

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