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Library of Birmingham, Carillion, Mecanoo

Carillion hits out at Balfour over 'unilateral' end to merger talks

31 July 2014| By Allister Hayman

Carillion says it is still considering its position over merger, saying it still believes there’s a “powerful” case to combine two firms

Neil McArthur

Arcadis to buy Hyder for £256m

31 July 2014| By Vern Pitt

Carillion’s Birmingham Library and Balfour Beatty’s aquatics centre

Revealed: Balfour and Carillion first held merger talks in 2011

30 July 2014 |Updated: 30 July 2014| By Vern Pitt

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Balfour Beatty ends merger talks with Carillion

31 July 2014| By Allister Hayman


Keller hit by £30m 'exceptional charge'

30 July 2014| By Iain Withers

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Editor's view

Sarah Richardson

It's a shambles now but will it get even worse?

25 July 2014| By Sarah Richardson

Learning from the launch of the Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework


Zaha Hadid Softbridge project

Zaha Hadid: Softbridge Project, Oxford

30 July 2014| By Ike Ijeh

The groves of academe have been buzzing with debate about Zaha Hadid’s Softbridge project, now on site at St Anthony’s college, Oxford. But for Bam’s engineering team constructing its cylindrical form in a desperately constrained site was an education in itself

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Industry opinion

Rachel Fisher

A failure to plan

31 July 2014| By Rachel Fisher

James Wates

What a waste of talent

30 July 2014| By James Wates

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Hansom: Verse and worse

30 July 2014| By Joseph Aloysius Hansom

Tony Williams

Is this good night for Balfour Beatty?

29 July 2014| By Tony Williams

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Tracker: June 2014

30 July 2014

Positive signs as the construction activity index remains unchanged at 57, while, at the sector level, both non-residential and civil engineering experience boosts. Experian Economics reports

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Top 150 v2

Top 150 contractors and housebuilders 2014

25 July 2014| By Joey Gardiner

Building’s annual list of the UK’s biggest performers in the construction sector shows that housebuilders have enjoyed the past 12 months most. But many predict the tides are ready to turn for contractors, as Joey Gardiner reports

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Making waves: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

23 July 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Moving-floor technology may seem the stuff of fictional super-villain lairs, but the leading hydrodynamics laboratory at Plymouth University has employed the technology to support one of the largest energy wave test sites in the world

Linoleum flooring Gerflor

What to specify: Flooring

21 July 2014

This week’s flooring products cover everything from a range of decorative designs with safe features to thermally-efficient foundations for a student Passivhaus project

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Sketch of the week: Open City’s Accelerate into University! programme

11 July 2014

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Srirat Jongsanguandi, from Seven Kings Sixth Form, year 12.

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Oxford Station 4

Masterplan unveiled for £75m Oxford station revamp

28 July 2014| By Iain Withers

Newly-demerged practice AHR unveils plans, which include three residential and three commercial buildings

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