All Payment articles – Page 2

  • Comment

    Project bank accounts: Up close and personal


    Ignore the critics: project bank accounts foster trust and collaboration and, in doing so, save everybody a great deal of hassle

  • Proximity Hotel - solar panels - Photo credit: Mark File

    The top 5 American green buildings


    The founder of green website Jetson Green picks his five best completed projects in America, from housing schemes to a hotel and an office

  • Features

    København cool: Socially sustainable Danish architecture


    Danish architecture’s love of light and openness encourages a high level of spatial and social interaction. To mark Architecture Week, Martin Spring looks at four developments that typify the city’s fresh approach to sustainability

  • Lancaster University eco-residences

    Top marks for university eco-residences


    Lancaster University sees its partnership with a private sector property provider pay dividends as its latest phase of student residences are awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating

  • This £1.3m surgery in Swaffham, Norfolk, is the kind of project that will now be assessed under BREEAM Healthcare.

    Doctors’ orders


    For the developers of its hospitals and surgeries, the Department of Health has prescribed a good dose of BREEAM to keep it fit for the future

  • Leading light: the Welsh Assembly Government is setting standards with its Merthyr Tydfil office

    Best of BREEAM


    As BREEAM sets forth across the world, assessors have been kept busy at home – and increasingly in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

  • Comment

    Things to take into account


    Project bank accounts are in the spotlight again. If you use one yourself, make sure you’re aware of all the pros and cons, particularly with regard to insolvency

  • Dominic Helps

    The Construction Act is changing


    It’s been a long time coming but now that government has promised primary legislation we could see substantial amendments

  • Boy with balloons

    The Elephant's Churchyard


    A new children's play area and park is first tranche of Elephant & Castle regeneration scheme

  • University of Cambridge architecture department

    Reducing heat loads: Testing the water at the University of Cambridge


    Sustainability and innovation - When the architectural department at the University of Cambridge demanded a sustainable, lightweight building for its students, the designers had to overcome the problem of overheating

  • Comment

    10 years of the Construction Act


    Ten years after it became law, the Construction Act is a boisterous, perplexing triumph. Here’s its biography. Overleaf, Rudi Klein and Dominic Helps add their views, and we hear from one man who went through the mill and survived

  • Redlands Primary School

    Redlands Primary School conversion


    Construction Excellence surveys the school which has taken sustainable steps including water harvesting wind turbines

  • Whitecross school

    Sustainable approach at Whitecross school


    Construction Excellence assesses the challenges the contractor faced to introduce sustainable features at the Herefordshire school

  • Howe Dell School

    Howe Dell school, Hertfordshire


    Hertfordshire Council commissioned the project to test the latest eco-friendly system with its most intriguing feature being the temperature control

  • Comment

    Don’t let them get away with it


    Contractors are coming under pressure to agree to ‘discounts’ the client isn’t entitled to, says Peter English. But there’s no need to agree to them, as the following example shows

  • WDL: Photo credit Edward Cullinan Architects

    Hoare Lea helps bring green angle to Warwick research lab


    Warwick Digital Laboratory aims for BREEAM excellence with exposed thermal mass, under floor heating and sedum roof

  • Comment

    It’s the tender process, stupid


    The Fair Payment Charter is brimming with good intentions but unless it gets to grips with procurement, clients are unlikely to benefit

  • Comment

    Fair payment charter: Declaring peace


    Last year the Office of Government Commerce launched its Guide to Best Fair Payment Practices. It came into force on 1 January this year and applies to all public sector works contracts.

  • Ann Minogue

    Project bank accounts: Private practices


    The project bank accounts proposed by the guide could work in the private sector – if they can be made effective

  • Comment

    Who will abide by the rules?


    Do clients really want another measure to regulate payment? Judging by the slow take-up so far, possibly not …