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Jennie Daly

Peabody makes two board appointments

22 Apr 15 | By Tim Clark

Housing Association appoints Peter Vernon and Jennie Daly to board

money cash

Three quarters of construction workers victim of theft

21 Apr 15 | By Tim Clark

Study of 2,193 construction workers shows they had been victim of theft in workplace

Sellafield

Sellafield workers vote for industrial action

17 Apr 15 | By Iain Withers

Dispute over union representation at Sellafield continues

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Appointments

Jon Dedman

Gleeds poaches Aecom London QS boss

17 Apr 15

Jon Dedman tasked with growing the Gleeds building services team

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Salary surveys

Consultants salary survey 2015

Consultants salary survey 2015: Up, up and away

6 Feb 15

Inflation-busting pay increases and robust recruitment growth characterise this year’s Hays consultants’ salary survey. But employee discontent and ongoing skills shortages could deflate the widespread optimism

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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 Conroy Harris

Construction contracts: Global branding

24 Apr 15 | By Michael Conroy Harris

UK construction and UK law are both recognised as quality products. How do our construction contracts translate to other jurisdictions?

Stephanie Canham

Like it or lump it

20 Apr 15 | By Stephanie Canham

By using lump sum design and build contracts developers can require a contractor to bear financial risk

Rebecca Rees

Contract variations: Crystal balls at the ready

17 Apr 15 | By Rebecca Rees

A dispute with Winchester council over changes made to a 10-year-old development agreement could lead to local authorities attempting to pre-empt contract variations

Kyle Philips

When an inspector calls

21 Apr 15 | By Kyle Phillips

A new code of practice concerning powers of entry could affect site inspections for construction companies

Peter Hibberd

Retentions: Fit for purpose?

17 Apr 15 | By Peter Hibberd

There have been problems with retentions ever since they were introduced to ensure builders finished a job to a good standard. But finding an alternative has proved elusive

Ann Mingoue

Contracts: Handle with care

9 Apr 15 | By Ann Minogue

In an industry which is notoriously casual about contractual procedure, firms must make sure they are ticking all of the correct boxes, especially when dealing in foreign markets

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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

Armstrong’s CoolZone phase change materials were installed at Belvoir High School in Nottingham

CPD 8 2015: Ceiling Solutions for Education

23 Mar 15

This module will examine how suspended ceilings can help meet both the acoustic and thermal-performance demands of schools under the PSBP. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings

The external landing and its drainage

CPD 7 2015: Level thresholds and water ingress

23 Feb 15

This module examines the key regulations concerning the accessibility of building entrances and highlights ways to avoid the main risks. It is sponsored by LABC Warranty

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BPR Architects used Vectorworks BIM software for the design of the Forum North building

CPD 6 2015: Essential BIM technology

20 Feb 15

With less than a year to go until the deadline for all government projects to use level 2 BIM, this module explains some of the key concepts that underpin the collaboration technology. It is sponsored by Vectorworks

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Careers

A diverse approach

A diverse approach

21 Apr 15

Despite an impending skills shortage, the number of women and workers from ethnic minority backgrounds in construction is woefully low. Joey Gardiner asks three employers what their companies are doing to increase workforce diversity

Stratford Academy, under construction

Do priority schools add up?

1 Apr 15

The picture emerging from some of the few completed priority schools is one of cut-price, smaller buildings with potentially higher long-term maintenance costs

Apprentices

Apprentices in construction: One step forward…

6 Mar 15

For construction to exploit the economic recovery, it will need about 30,000 new skilled workers each year - that’s about double the number of apprentices the industry is training up

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