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High Court

High Court blocks Halcrow pension restructure

18 May 16 | By Yoosof Farah

Potential transfer into new scheme deemed illegal

Ambulance

Balfour fined £2.6m for worker trench death

6 May 16 | By Iain Withers

Fine is one of largest ever imposed on a contractor for a fatality

Rolls Building

Carillion sues Rolls Building subcontractors over delays

4 May 16 | By Iain Withers

Main contractor claims it incurred liquidated damages as a result of handing the project over late

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Appointments

Damian Farr

ISG makes first top hire post-takeover

9 Jun 16

Firm appoints Damian Farr as European engineering services MD

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Salary surveys

World map

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

Tony Bingham

Mental health issues: Turn the lights on

27 Jun 16 | By Tony Bingham

The industry must make progress on ensuring employees’ mental wellbeing – or brace itself for a rush of legal claims

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Rupert Choat

Payment rules: Was it worth it?

22 Jun 16 | By Rupert Choat

Over the last 20 years the industry has invested in trying to improve cash flow, but has it been money well spent?

Stephanie Canham

Contract variations: Mixed messages

15 Jun 16 | By Stephanie Canham

Preventing certain forms of communication from having authority on a contract may take more than a note in the terms and conditions

Michael Ryley

UK employment law: Which rules apply?

23 Jun 16 | By Michael Ryley

A Court of Appeal judgment provides clarity on whether UK employment law can apply to foreign nationals employed abroad by British firms

Alistair Watson

Planning: Going local

16 Jun 16 | By Alistair Watson

While advertised by the government as a way to boost housing productivity, the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill only looks set to slow things down

Olivia Tassell

An unknown quantity

9 Jun 16 | By Olivia Tassell

Do we need new planning legislation to accommodate the Build to Rent sector?

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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

Olympic-park

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

dad in park with daughter

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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