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    Specialist costs: Off-site manufacture


    Off-site manufacture is proving cost effective, sustainable and ticks building regulations boxes

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    Specialist costs: M&E


    Legislative, economic and technological changes are presenting both challenges and opportunities to M&E firms. Erland Rendall of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, reports

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    Specialist costs: Curtain walling


    The London office market revival could be the boost that curtain walling contractors need. So what are the options in terms of cost, and meeting Part L requirements? Steve Mudie of Davis Langdon, an Aecom company, reports

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    Specialist costs: Steel and concrete


    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

    Specialist costs: Off-site manufacture


    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


    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

    Specialist costs: Building envelopes


    How to deliver high quality, cost-effective solutions

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    Specialist costs steel and concrete


    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

  • 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

    Specialist costs: Retail fit-out


    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

  • Steel diagrid frames, like this one on London’s Swiss Re, are becomingly increasingly popular because larger clear-span spaces can be created

    Specialist costs: Structural steelwork


    The Chinese construction market and the Eurocrats in Brussels are having an effect on the steelwork sector, reports David Cane

  • Car manufacturer Mercedes’ showcase building at Brooklands in Surrey has a highly architectural concrete frame. The £3.5m frame was cast in situ using the latest technology

    Specialist costs: Concrete frames


    Ian Purton reports on the impact of the new Eurocodes, the increase in post-tensioned flooring and recent cost changes in the sector

  • One of two internal courtyards at Discovery Place office development, Farnborough, designed by Whitelaw+ Turkington and with Goddards as landscape contractor and Wates Construction as the main contractor

    Specialist costs: Landscaping


    In our latest specialist market overview, Gardiner & Theobald’s Joe Burns examines the current UK landscaping sector, including current hot topics and typical costs – plus an expert offers his view of the scene …

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    Specialist costs: ICT installations


    In the latest of our market overviews, Stuart Guy of Gardiner & Theobald runs through the eight current ICT systems to install in your building and how much they cost – plus a technological specialist gets a grilling

  • This standing seam roof is a prominent feature of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, designed by Foster and Partners

    Specialist costs: Roof coverings


    In the latest of our market overviews, Caleb Mudzudzu of Gardiner & Theobald examines current issues in the roof coverings sector, including design and costs – plus a Q&A with a top-five specialist firm

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    Specialist costs: Curtain walling


    In the latest of our specialist market overviews, Duncan Smith of Gardiner & Theobald examines the vibrant sector of curtain walling. Plus we give an expert at a top company a grilling …

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    Specialist costs: Stone restoration


    Our series of specialist market overviews continues with a close-up look at stone restoration and conservation. David Harding of Gardiner & Theobald examines the hot topics, costs and key contractors

  • Exposed services are all part of the “wear the label on your sleeve” aesthetic of Selfridges in Birmingham. The services engineer was Arup with installation by Haden Young

    Specialist costs: Services


    In this month’s specialist market focus, Simon Willis, partner at cost consultant Gardiner & Theobald, examines today’s services sector – including the current hot topics, design considerations and the all-important costs. Plus, an M&E specialist speaks out

  • Scenic glass lifts flank the grand stairs at Manchester Art Gallery

    Specialist costs: Lifts and escalators


    In the latest of our specialist market overviews, Robert Nicholson of Gardiner & Theobald looks at hot topics, lead times, key suppliers and costs in the lift and escalator sector – plus a specialist manufacturer is put under the Q&A spotlight

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    Specialist costs: Structural steel


    With steel demand at an all-time high last year, David Cane, associate at Gardiner & Theobald, considers what’s next for the sector – plus David Sands of Bourne Steel gets a grilling

  • The Boots brand is immediately recognisable in its hundreds of stores across the UK

    Specialist costs: Shopfitting


    In this specialist market overview, Russell O’Hare of Gardiner & Theobald’s Retail Group looks at the procurement, design challenges and costs for shopfitting works, and Bill Fraser of the Pel Group talks about trends in retail