Crossrail costs balloon as new boss admits he has no idea when it will finish


Railway will need another £2bn to complete as chief exec says ‘there is still a huge amount to do’


Interserve says rescue talks will see banks take greater control of business


Firm to finalise debt for equity swap plan early next year

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Interserve share price shredded


Stock halved in minutes and down 90% from January high

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Timeline: How Interserve got itself into this mess


Contractor’s disastrous foray into energy-from-waste has brought crippling losses

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Construction output slips in October


Private housing the only sector seeing growth, after strong September

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EDF looks to cut costs by taking Hinkley contractors to Sizewell new build


Firm says it can cut 20% off price carrying out work on next nuclear new build scheme

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Building Live showed what contrasting opinions people have on construction issues and proved how much they care about the industry they work in

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Cities love to build arts venues to trigger urban regeneration - but it doesn't always work out


It’s called the Bilbao effect: a city engages an architect to build an arts venue in the expectation that urban regeneration will follow. Alas, it doesn’t always turn out this way

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Construction industry gossip: Make good choices

2018-12-07T06:00:00+00:00By Hansom

A Yorkshireman questions why procurement can’t be like buying a loaf of bread and the builders of the tallest tower want their workers to have the healthiest diet

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Thought for tomorrow: Rise of the architects

2018-12-07T06:00:00+00:00By Dexter Moren

We ask readers to share their visions of the industry in 25 years’ time. Here, Dexter Moren foresees technology offering greater power and control to designers

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Legal: From Russia without love

2018-12-06T06:00:00+00:00By Hamish Lal

International construction arbitration practitioners often stress the positives of arbitration: using the so-called “five Es” of efficiency, expedition, expertise, evenhandedness and enforceability.

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Case in focus: Adjudication

2018-12-06T06:00:00+00:00By Ted Lowery

Ted Lowery on declaratory proceedings arising out of a PFI contract

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I’m a contractor... get me out of here!


Tony Bingham cheers the appeal court judges who have hacked away 20 years growth of confusion around payment notices

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A new apprenticeship scheme makes the architecture profession more viable


The new scheme opens doors for more people who want to join the profession, including HLM’s Daniel Stokes

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