Specialist costs

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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