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Paul Nash

T&T director takes over CIOB presidency

12 Jul 16

Paul Nash says ethics will be a central theme of his year-long tenure

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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

Jason Tann

Commercial real estate: Breaking the land bank

21 Jul 16 | By Jason Tann

Tesco used sale and leaseback transactions to release value from its property portfolio. But would it have been better off keeping the freehold of its own stores?

Alistair Watson

Post-Brexit: Time to get on with things

14 Jul 16 | By Al Watson

After last month’s shock Brexit vote, how will the development market be affected? Now more than ever, firms will need to be proactive

Steven Williams

Artificial intelligence: Frankenstein’s lawyers?

7 Jul 16 | By Steven Williams

AI programmes are becoming part of legal process. Could construction lawyers could be facing obsolescence?

Peter Hibberd

In a state of fluctuation

20 Jul 16 | By Peter Hibberd

With inflation levels low, construction contracts are now less likely to offer fluctuation provisions. But the question as to where the risk of price changes should lie has not gone away

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Ian Yule

Adjudication: The corrections

12 Jul 16 | By Ian Yule

Judges in the TCC will usually say that adjudicators’ decisions are there to be enforced. But a Part 8 procedure can be used to alter final decisions on self-contained legal points

Laurence Cobb

Claims for distress: Bit of an upset

6 Jul 16 | By Laurence Cobb

Can you put a price on the distress and anxiety caused by a building project that goes awry? Some previous cases provide guidance

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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

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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

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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

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Parental leave: Man about the house

23 Jun 16

Many professionals in our male-dominated industry say they want to spend more time with their children. So why aren’t new dads taking up their recent right to shared parental leave? We talk to two fathers who took time out of the workplace

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?

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