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Money

Subcontractors write off £200m in late payments and retentions

26 November 2014| By Vern Pitt

Survey finds huge amounts of money is written off as bad debt by subcontractors

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Government props up Green Deal loan firm

26 November 2014| By Vern Pitt

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Qatar unveils $1.6bn moon-shaped hotel

26 November 2014| By Iain Withers

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Kier secures £120m debt facility in US

26 November 2014| By Iain Withers

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Oxford's £500m Westgate mall wins final approved

26 November 2014| By Iain Withers

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Editor's view

Sarah Richardson

Seize the day

21 November 2014| By Sarah Richardson

BIM must be properly adopted sooner rather than later if the sector is to fully benefit

Buildings

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Magdalen College Library: The great unknowns

26 November 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Refurbishment projects are infamous for their unforeseen difficulties - like the 100 bodies that had to be dug out of the ground before work could begin on the renovation of Magdalen College Library

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Data

Locations of contracts awarded in October

Market review: So far, so good

25 November 2014| By Michael Dall

The value of construction contracts awarded in the UK rose to £6bn in October, but there is evidence of a slowdown in the housing market and signs that all is not well in the eurozone. Here are highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review

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Analysis

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Is BIM what it says on the tin?

21 November 2014| By Joey Gardiner

While Building’s BIM survey indicates that adoption of the technology is increasing, there is growing anxiety about its effect on the dynamics of project teams

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Paying the price

21 November 2014| By Kate Youde

New research into the housebuilding industry shows that although staff are enjoying higher salaries, they’re also taking on more responsibilities, working longer hours and finding their work/life balance out of kilter.

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What to specify: Roofing

18 November 2014

This week’s roofing products include bespoke rooflighting for an RIBA award-winning house in Suffolk and a roofing system at a new care housing scheme in North Yorkshire

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