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Sellar's £775m Paddington Cube faces judicial review

16 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

The 19-storey office-led cube replaced an earlier proposed 72-storey residential pole

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Competition watchdog flags up Amec-Wood Group merger

3 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

Deal already in question due to Serious Fraud Office investigation into Amec Foster Wheeler

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Liverpool Chinatown developer to cease trading

1 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

Directors of North Point Global say brand “damaged beyond salvage”

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Appointments

Paul Chandler

Wates Construction reshuffles management team

11 Jul 17

Five new appointments announced by group managing director Paul Chandler

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Salary surveys

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Hays international salary survey 2017

1 Jun 17

This year’s Hays International Salary Survey shows that potential pickings for candidates are a lot richer overseas. The ‘Trump bump’ and Australia’s infrastructure boom are fuelling the already-strong international demand for UK construction professionals

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Student

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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

Stephanie Canham

Contracts: Getting the foundations right

17 Aug 17

A fitness for purpose obligation has been ratified by the highest court in the land – that has got people talking

Rudi Klein

Supply chain: Facing the abyss

4 Aug 17 | By Rudi Klein

Carillion’s profit warning illustrates the precarious existence of big UK contractors. So, what protection is in place for the supply chain, should one of them fall? Nowhere near enough, it seems

Gurbinder Grewall and Tracey Summerell

Written contracts: Pen and paper at the ready

28 Jul 17 | Updated: 31 Jul 17 | By Gurbinder Grewal, Tracey Summerell

Avoid the argy-bargy and uncertainty of an oral contract and get the thing down in writing

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Relief from sanctions

10 Aug 17 | By Ted Lowery

Should a claimant be entitled to default judgment on a claim that was dependent upon the outcome of separate proceedings?

Aidan Steensma

Adjudication: New thoughts on smash and grab

3 Aug 17 | By Aidan Steensma

A TCC decision last month has questioned whether existing case-law on ‘smash and grab’ adjudications should be reconsidered in light of Court of Appeal decisions

Jeffrey Brown and Steve Goodwin

NEC4: Events, dear boy, events

27 Jul 17 | By Jeffrey Brown, Steve Goodwin

NEC4 contains subtle changes to clause 61.3 that relate to compensation events and which await judicial clarification

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CPD

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CPD 13 2017: Specifying access rooflights

11 Aug 17

Rooflights can help to transform a roof into usable, desirable space. This module, sponsored by Glazing Vision, outlines how to design an attractive, safe rooflight in accordance with Part K of the Building Regulations

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CPD 12 2017: Protecting below-ground structures from gas and water ingress

24 Jul 17

Appropriate measures to protect below-ground structures from gas and water will be determined by site conditions and the intended use of the building. This CPD, sponsored by RIW, outlines the key considerations for designers

Economy

CPD 11 2017: Complying with payment practices and reporting

10 Jul 17

The UK government has introduced a new duty for businesses to report on their payment practices. This CPD, sponsored by Payapps.com, explains the requirements

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Careers

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Keep on running…

29 Jun 17

An ageing workforce, many members of whom are considering retiring, is one of the major issues contributing to the construction industry’s current skills crisis

Zahra-Ghaffari

International Women in Engineering Day: Why engineering

23 Jun 17

The construction sector can combat pre-conceived ideas of a male-dominated industry to increase the breadth of opportunities there are for women in engineering

Hero Bennett, client sustainability advisor, Max Fordham

How six women saved the 'heart' of a £120m project

23 Jun 17

On International Women in Engineering Day, a female project team from LSE’s Centre Buildings Redevelopment tell their story

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