Disputes rife between clients and main contractors

13 Nov 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Survey shows almost half of respondents have been in at least one dispute over past 12 months

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Judge slams 'frankly astonishing' Amey vs Birmingham row

30 Oct 15 | By Louise Dransfield

Preliminary judgment criticises both parties’ behaviour in legal wrangle over £2.7bn highways contract

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Kier in court row over subbie discounts

29 Oct 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Luxury London hotel takes contractor to court over “undisclosed discounts” secured from Mitie

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Jonathan Goring

Former Capita exec joins Laing O'Rourke

18 Nov 15

Jonathan Goring will become contractor’s head of major projects from 4 January next year

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Salary surveys

Contractors' salary survey 2015

Contractors' salary survey 2015: Rise and shine

26 Nov 15

Wage inflation among contractors may have slowed in the past year, but it’s still a pretty good time to ask for a pay rise

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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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Katherine Butler and Kevin Joyce

A facelift for NEC3

26 Nov 15 | By Kevin Joyce, Katherine Butler

Its role in mitigating disputes was a reason to celebrate the NEC’s 10th birthday this year. But it is also beginning to show signs of age and the time is ripe for a revamp

Robbie McCrea

Incorporation by reference: Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Europe Limited vs BAE Systems (Al Diriyah C41) Limited

20 Nov 15 | By Robbie McCrea

Before the Master of the Rolls, Lord Justice Briggs, and Lord Justice Bean. Judgment dated 30 July 2015

Hamish Lal

A new test for penalties

16 Nov 15 | By Hamish Lal

The Supreme Court has made a decision on how to better codify when a contractual provision is a penalty. What effect will the new classification have on construction contracts?

Jeffrey Brown

Touching the void

23 Nov 15 | By Jeffrey Brown

A recent decision shows the consequences of failing to disclose material facts to insurers - dangers the Insurance Act 2015 should help alleviate

Gareth Stringer

No need for miracles

18 Nov 15 | By Gareth Stringer

This cautionary tale around redevelopment of a church shows good housekeeping and communication are key for lenders and project monitors

Martin Ewen

Limitation period: Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Limited vs Higgins Construction plc

13 Nov 15 | By Martin Ewen

Before Lord Mance, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption, Lord Reed and Lord Toulson. Judgment delivered 17 June 2015

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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


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CPD 28 2015: Managing contract risk

19 Nov 15

This CPD module considers how subcontractors can manage the risks to their businesses, focusing on the contract. It is sponsored by Aldermore

For this detached house in Worthing, Sussex, DVS supplied a bespoke PR60 glass roof with triangular glazed gables

CPD 29 2015: Specifying glass roofs and skylights

16 Nov 15

This CPD examines the importance of daylighting and highlights the key considerations when designing or specifying glass roofs and skylights. It is sponsored by Daylight & Ventilation Solutions

This mural was painted on a gable end in Okehampton, Dartmoor, using 70 litres of paint donated by Dulux Decorator Centres in Exeter, as part of the company’s Let’s Colour community project.

CPD 27 2015: Sustainable paint specification

13 Nov 15

This CPD module considers the sustainability benefits of paint and the measures being taken to reduce its environmental impact. It is sponsored by Dulux TRADE

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Women in engineering: The only way is up

23 Jun 15

With women making up fewer than 10% of engineers in the UK, what can be done to encourage more to join the profession?

Leadership Development Programme (Hoare Lea)

Building Award Winners: CITB Training Initiative of the Year

30 Apr 15

This year’s shortlisted training initiatives take focus on safety, customer satisfaction and leadership aspects of development, with the results of one scheme proving particularly impressive

Richard Steer 2014

The science of talent spotting

28 Apr 15

We need to get more sophisticated in how we recruit construction professionals - let’s ditch the random CV trawl in favour of focused data analysis

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