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Work experience person on construction site

Major companies back careers campaign to attract new talent

23 Sep 16 | By Dave Rogers

Building magazine and charity join forces to encourage school pupils to try out construction roles

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QPR adds affordable homes to get £175m Old Oak approval

3 Aug 16 | By Yoosof Farah

Mayor of London approves plans after intervening to add more affordable homes

Lime Street scheme

Appeal against £39m Liverpool Lime Street regen rejected

3 Aug 16 | By Yoosof Farah

Mixed-use scheme to go ahead

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Appointments

Mathew Riley

Ramboll hires UK boss from Arcadis

22 Aug 16

Industry heavyweight joins from Arcadis

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Salary surveys

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Hays international salary survey 2016

2 Jun 16

With an influx of huge construction projects being readied across the world, and a shortage of people to build them, working outside the UK seems like a sure-fire route to a better pay packet

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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

Jeffery Brown

Oral agreement: Power of the spoken word

29 Sep 16 | By Jeffrey Brown

Where a contract insists all changes must be in writing, what effect should there be when changes are introduced following an oral agreement? A recent Court of Appeal case provides guidance

David Falkenstern and Ilke Sahin

Contract termination: Ending it all

23 Sep 16 | By David Falkenstern and Ilke Sahin

If contract termination becomes inevitable, then prevent it becoming a long, drawn-out process

Adam Beaumont

Defective item claims: Losing the snail’s trail

16 Sep 16 | By Adam Beaumont

Who needs knowledge of a defective product for a firm to know about it and will that knowledge bar claims against the manufacturer?

Stephanie Canham

The Insurance Act 2015 – No ask no tell?

28 Sep 16 | By Stephanie Canham

On 12 August, the Insurance Act 2015 came into force, sweeping aside more than 100 years of legislation

Peter Hibberd

Who needs bills of quantities?

21 Sep 16 | By Peter Hibberd

The value of bills of quantities continues to be questioned, thanks to advances in technology and measuring methods. But quantification remains important, however it is done

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Lindy Patterson

Dispute boards and the Rio Olympics

15 Sep 16 | By Lindy Patterson

Dispute boards are gaining ground internationally – most recently in the Rio Olympics

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GOOD EMPLOYER GUIDE 2015

Good Employer Guide 2015

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2015

24 Nov 15

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2015 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise

CPD

Celotex insulation is added to a new flat roof installation

CPD 16 2016: Insulating flat roofs

16 Sep 16

The correct insulation specification is critical to the success of any flat roof installation. This CPD module, sponsored by Celotex, outlines the main points to consider

StoTherm Classic EPS external wall insulation was installed at the award-winning Abbey Sands development in Torquay

CPD 15 2016: External wall insulation systems

12 Sep 16

Poorly insulated walls are responsible for considerable loss of heating or cooling energy. This module the discusses the use and correct specification of external wall insulation (EWI). It is sponsored by Sto

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Terrace houses in Wigan

CPD 14 2016: Hybrid systems for domestic heating

29 Jul 16

Using case studies from a monitoring study of recent installations, this module explores the benefits of heating systems that combine a boiler and an air-to-water heat pump. It is sponsored by Daikin

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Careers

Spacelab office

Millennials: Goodbye 9-5

20 Sep 16

The world of work is changing. Forget being chained to a desk, a boss you only see through their office window

Stephen Gee

Pledge to tackle skills shortage

2 Sep 16

We are only as good as the people we employ. But the industry is not managing to attract enough people to meet its demand

Holly Porter

Tackling discrimination in construction

22 Aug 16

Diversity in our industry needs to be a concrete target, not a nice thing to have

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