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NDA denies fault in £200m nuclear legal battle

20 Aug 14 | By Vern Pitt

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority defends its procurement process for £7bn Magnox project

New Bondway - KPF

Green light for KPF's 170m 'Jenga' tower

7 Aug 14 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

Joint developers McLaren Property and Citygrove win planning for tower in Vauxhall

One New Change

T Clarke suffers sharp drop in profit after legal claim

5 Aug 14 | By Vern Pitt

Costs of legal dispute hit the building services firm as revenue also falls

News analysis

Appeal against £16bn Hinkley Point plant rejected

5 Aug 14 | By Vern Pitt

The Irish equivalent of the National Trust has lost its legal battle against the government’s decision to grant planning permission to the project

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Appointments

Peter Jacobs

Wilson James hires former Morgan Sindall London boss

19 Aug 14

Peter Jacobs joins logistics firm’s board as non-executive director

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Salary surveys

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Hays international salary survey 2014

06 June 2014

As memories of the dark days of recession in the UK fade, working abroad may no longer be a necessity, but is often still an attractive option.Jim Dunton looks at Hays’ International Salary Survey 2014 for regions that are on the up

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Legal

Tracy Smyth and Jim Byard

Health as well as safety

20 Aug 14 | By Jim Byard and Tracy Smyth

The HSE wants to consolidate the message that exposure to hazardous substances and dusts containing silica is as much of a health risk as on-site safety

Lindy Patterson

Termination at convenience

19 Aug 14 | By Lindy Patterson

Terminating a contract is never an easy call to make, and it could have a strong impact on later damages payments should you act too hastily, as these cases demonstrate

Ryan Greening

New homes insurance and lost deposits?

11 Aug 14 | By Ryan Greening

A recent TCC judgment involves claims by a number of parties in respect of lost deposits paid for new flats

David Nitak and Jessica Rajwen

A case for compensation

7 Aug 14 | By David Nitek, Jessica Rajwan

A case in Ireland considered some of the clauses surrounding compensation events in the NEC3 suite of contracts

James Bessey

The Freedom of Information minefield

5 Aug 14 | By James Bessey

Parties are using the Freedom of Information Act to strengthen their positions, so be aware when working with a public body that it may have to disclose information you’d rather it didn’t

Laurence Cobb

Keeping the cash flowing

1 Aug 14 | By Laurence Cobb

The fair payment charter is clearly going to need some teeth and enforcement powers but who the teeth will belong to and what the enforcement measures will look like remain to be seen

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CPD

These houses in Berwick-upon-Tweed have been externally insulated and then finished with a basecoat, Tonachino protective coating and topcoat from Mapei’s Silancolor range

CPD 16 2014: Render-protected external wall insulation

16 Jul 14

EWI systems are an effective means of improving a building’s thermal efficiency. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Mapei, examines the types of system available, as well as colours, finishes and the relevant standards

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Birmingham Library

CPD 15 2014: Specifying sustainable paints

10 Jul 14

Paint systems can have a major impact on the environmental performance of a project. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Johnstone’s Trade, outlines the key factors that specifiers need to consider

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Careers

Stephen Gee

Get in early

22 Jul 14

The number of women in construction is still woefuly low. We need to engage with schools so that children have a better idea of what construction can offer

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Why be a distance learner?

19 Jun 14

More and more construction professionals who want to gain a competitive edge to progress their careers are turning to distance learning. Just don’t think of it as the easy option

Trouble at the top

Trouble at the top

10 Apr 14

Bad managers can have a big impact on staff morale and productivity levels, and they could even pose a serious threat to the industry’s upturn. So why are there so many of them?

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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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