All Specialist cost update articles

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    Specialist costs: Steel and concrete

    2011-03-18T00:00:00Z

    Steel and concrete subcontractor turnovers have taken a double hit as the price of raw materials has surged and work dried up. Despite no improvement to the short-term outlook, Peter Fordham of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, sees a glimmer of hope from 2013

  • OSM accounts for between 6% and 10% of the value of the UK construction industry. But innovations are coming through to improve the inherent limitations to designs based on modules and so reduce our reliance on more expensive on-site work
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    Specialist costs: Off-site manufacture

    2010-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon takes a look at how that sector can add greater value

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    Specialist costs: M&E services

    2010-07-02T00:00:00Z

    M E specialists are still in a contracting market, and face an ever-expanding set of challenges

  • The Foster + Partners designed hospital for Circle Healthcare is clad in bespoke aluminium shingles made by Gilmour combined with an off the shelf glazing system by Schuco. It was installed by Lakesmere
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    Specialist costs: Building envelopes

    2010-05-21T00:00:00Z

    How to deliver high quality, cost-effective solutions

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    Specialist costs steel and concrete

    2010-04-01T00:00:00Z

    The structures trades have been some of the hardest hit by the recession. Simon Rawlinson and Mark Lacey of Davis Langdon examine how specialist contractors and the supply chain have faced up to the challenges

  • Birmingham Bullring set a new design standard for the inner-city shopping centre
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    Specialist cost update: Office and retail fit-out and refurbishment

    2009-07-10T00:00:00Z

    In the second of its series of cost updates for specialist trades, the Sense Cost Consultancy team considers refurbishment and fit-out in the office and retail markets

  • Kew Palace in west London was restored to its early 19th-century condition for £5m
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    Specialist cost update: Envelopes

    2008-09-26T00:00:00Z

    Roofing: In our latest round-up of works packages, Paul Wootton of Gardiner & Theobald says 20% growth is still expected over the next five years

  • Workload, lead times and orders remain solid for lifts and escalators but the sector expects the downturn to affect it by 2009
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    Specialist cost update: Services

    2008-07-11T00:00:00Z

    Luxury residential and public sector projects are keeping the M&E, ICT, lifts and escalators markets buoyant but the rising costs of materials are starting to have an effect.

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    Specialist cost update: Fit-outs

    2008-04-11T00:00:00Z

    Economic caution has led some office clients to put larger schemes on hold and internet shopping is taking its toll on the retail sector, but landscapers are seeing a rise in activity. Gardiner Theobald reports

  • Coop Himmelb(l)au’s BMW World in Munich uses a complex latticework of steel to create a dramatic tornado-like structure
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    Specialist cost update: Structures

    2008-01-18T00:00:00Z

    The credit crunch has led to the cancellation or postponement of some schemes, but the year ahead is still looking buoyant across the sector. Gardiner & Theobald report

  • Foster + Partners’ fully glazed solution at the Bishops Square office development in the City
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    Specialist cost update: Envelope

    2007-09-28T00:00:00Z

    The cost of a building’s envelope has increased 10% over the past 12 months, and a similar rate is forecast for the next two years. Gardiner & Theobald reports on the costs and lead times of curtain walling, roofing and stone construction and restoration

  • The state-of-the-art boiler room at Guy’s hospital in central London
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    Specialist cost update: Services

    2007-07-13T00:00:00Z

    Gardiner & Theobald looks at recent changes in the rapidly evolving and increasingly high-tech world of services, from engineering services to lifts and IT systems

  • The Apple Store, Regent Street, London: Many High Street names are refurbishing, keeping margins healthy
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    Specialist cost update: Fit-outs

    2007-04-13T00:00:00Z

    Our series of specialist updates continues as the experts from Gardiner & Theobald look at market trends and costs in shop and office fit-outs, as well as the landscaping sector.

  • Four office buildings cluster around a square in the City of London’s latest redevelopment designed by Bennetts Associates for Land Securities
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    Specialist cost update: Structures

    2007-01-19T00:00:00Z

    In our latest specialist update, the experts from Gardiner & Theobald outline lead times, costs and the issues most likely to cause sleepless nights for the piling, concrete frame and structural steelwork sectors

  • This 250m diameter roof clads the largest indoor sports facility in the world. Called Aspire, it is located in Qatar and will host the 15th Asia Games in December
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    Specialist cost update: Envelopes

    2006-10-20T00:00:00Z

    Building envelopes account for up to £25bn a year in construction costs. In our latest specialist update, our expert team at Gardiner & Theobald examines the trends and costs in curtain walling, roofing and stone construction

  • The flagship Manhattan store of handbag maker Longchamp boasts a three-storey cascading staircase designed by Thomas Heatherwick and made from 55 tonnes of steel. The engineer was Packman Lucas
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    Specialist costs: Retail fit-out

    2006-08-04T00:00:00Z

    Retail fit-out offers repeated high volumes of work as well as high-end one-off projects. Neal Kalita of Davis Langdon outlines the particular demands of high street fit-outs, details the procurement and project management issues and breaks down the refurbishment costs

  • An example of a glass lift and liftshaft designed by engineer WSP and installed by Mitsubishi
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    Specialist cost update: Services

    2006-07-14T00:00:00Z

    The services sector accounts for more than a quarter of construction by value. In our latest specialist update, the expert team at Gardiner & Theobald take a look at the latest trends and costs in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing, lifts and escalators and ICT markets

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    Fit-out update: Shop fit-out

    2006-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Shop fit-out There's lots of work and bargains to be had.

  • Sheppard Robson’s design for the Salvation Army’s office in central London
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    Fit-out update: Office fit-out

    2006-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Phil Brown reports on one of the busiest markets for contractors

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    Fit-out update: Landscaping

    2006-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Forget skills shortages - drought is the worry