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Whitgift Plans

Compulsory purchase submissions rise 61% in 2014

23 Mar 15 | By Nick Jones

Bond Dickinson research also reveals 95% success rate of CPOs since 2012

Cheesegrater - Leadenhall Building

Cheesegrater bolt problem costs Severfield £1m

23 Mar 15 | By Nick Jones

Steel contractor’s bolt replacement programme on Rogers tower to continue until end of the year

concrete cement

Holcim and Lafarge mega-merger back on track

23 Mar 15 | By Iain Withers

European building materials giants overcome differences and agree new merger terms

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Appointments

David Thomas

Barratt FD to succeed Mark Clare as chief exec

27 Mar 15

Clare to step down as chief executive after nine years leading the housebuilder

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Salary surveys

Consultants salary survey 2015

Consultants salary survey 2015: Up, up and away

6 Feb 15

Inflation-busting pay increases and robust recruitment growth characterise this year’s Hays consultants’ salary survey. But employee discontent and ongoing skills shortages could deflate the widespread optimism

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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 Blackler

Final certificates: It’s not over yet

26 Mar 15 | By Tony Blackler

Challenges to a final certificate through the courts or by arbitration are straightforward but if a contractor challenges via adjudication then procedural mishaps can occur

Ian Yule

ICC: There’s a new guy in town

20 Mar 15 | By Ian Yule

Many employers procuring civil engineering projects have turned to the NEC reluctantly and for want of any alternative. Now the ICC has positioned itself as a genuine rival

Stephanie Canham

CDM regs: Is this change we can believe in?

16 Mar 15 | By Stephanie Canham

Some think CDM 2015 will make confusing and costly changes but the HSE believes the new regulations will streamline health and safety in practice

Rudi Klein

CDM regs: Two steps back

25 Mar 15 | By Rudi Klein

As a member of the working party that drafted the 2007 CDM regulations, Rudi Klein explains why the 2015 update represents a retrograde move for the construction industry

Helen Garthwaite

Infrastructure Bill: More moral fibre, please

20 Mar 15 | By Helen Garthwaite

The government has withdrawn amendments that would have made life less risky for those introducing broadband fibre. The onus is on developers to act themselves

Brandusa Tataru-Marinescu

CDM regs: Re-writing health and safety

13 Mar 15 | By Brandusa Tataru-Marinescu

Revised CDM regulations that come into force in April look to improve those published in 2007. Familiarise yourself with the new rules, but remember they could still change

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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

Armstrong’s CoolZone phase change materials were installed at Belvoir High School in Nottingham

CPD 8 2015: Ceiling Solutions for Education

23 Mar 15

This module will examine how suspended ceilings can help meet both the acoustic and thermal-performance demands of schools under the PSBP. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings

The external landing and its drainage

CPD 7 2015: Level thresholds and water ingress

23 Feb 15

This module examines the key regulations concerning the accessibility of building entrances and highlights ways to avoid the main risks. It is sponsored by LABC Warranty

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BPR Architects used Vectorworks BIM software for the design of the Forum North building

CPD 6 2015: Essential BIM technology

20 Feb 15

With less than a year to go until the deadline for all government projects to use level 2 BIM, this module explains some of the key concepts that underpin the collaboration technology. It is sponsored by Vectorworks

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Careers

Apprentices

Apprentices in construction: One step forward…

6 Mar 15

For construction to exploit the economic recovery, it will need about 30,000 new skilled workers each year - that’s about double the number of apprentices the industry is training up

Careers

BIM: World’s your oyster

29 Jan 15

The use of BIM is becoming more widespread throughout the globe. So what opportunities does this offer those with BIM skills who want a job abroad?

Richard Threlfall

Careers advice

2 Dec 14

The real weakness of the industry today lies in skills, training and diversity

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