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Willmott Dixon holds off Wates to take top spot in league table

24 July 2014| By Allister Hayman

Firm’s £204m contract haul included retail scheme in Flemingate and science centre at Oxfordshire laboratory

Helix - Essential Living, Make, Brookfield

Brookfield wins £90m Docklands tower job

24 July 2014| By Allister Hayman and Joey Gardiner

Construction site

RLB slams £750m framework award as ‘complete shambles’

24 July 2014| By Iain Withers

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Baca's losing proposal

Team picked for Royal Docks floating village

23 July 2014| By Elizabeth Hopkirk

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Editor's view

Sarah Richardson

The game is on

18 July 2014| By Sarah Richardson

Do this month’s two major takeovers show the market finding its feet?

Buildings

Adobe Great Kneighton

Housing Design Awards: Addresses to impress

17 July 2014| By Ike Ijeh

From radical warehouse conversions to art deco elderly care, this year’s Housing Design Awards show an industry emerging from the recession with a spring in its step and unafraid to experiment

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Industry opinion

Noble Francis

Stronger evidence of revival

24 July 2014| By Noble Francis

Michael Dall

The pace of growth

24 July 2014| By Michael Dall

Chris Tinker

How does your garden grow?

23 July 2014| By Chris Tinker

Stephen Gee

Get in early

22 July 2014| By Stephen Gee

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Data

Barbour ABI market report map July 2014

A sunny outlook

24 July 2014| By Michael Dall

Despite a slight blip in contract activity in June, construction looks stonger compared with last summer. Michael Dall presents highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review, with a special focus on the residential sector which is largely responsible for driving growth

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Analysis

John Roycroft sketch

Sketch of the week: Structural concept sketches

18 July 2014

This week’s sketch of the week is “structural concept sketches for a perspective office development” by John Roycroft, civil and structural engineering director at BDP.

1974 training archive

This week in 1974

18 July 2014

As the construction industry faces a skills shortage, Building’s issue published July 1974 shows the sector facing similar problems

Peter Amato

Interview: Peter Amato

17 July 2014| By Iain Withers

As the man in charge of overseeing Chinese developer Dalian Wanda’s £3bn UK development plans, Peter Amato is already becoming the man contractors and consultants most want to know. But you’ll have to learn to keep up …

Zurich

Subcontracting through the skills shortage

16 July 2014

The turnaround in the sector’s fortunes has thrown up new risks for subcontractors finding new skilled tradesmen. Building hosted an audio webinar, with insurer Zurich, to discuss preventing any potential pitfalls

These houses in Berwick-upon-Tweed have been externally insulated and then finished with a basecoat, Tonachino protective coating and topcoat from Mapei’s Silancolor range

CPD 16 2014: Render-protected external wall insulation

16 July 2014

EWI systems are an effective means of improving a building’s thermal efficiency. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Mapei, examines the types of system available, as well as colours, finishes and the relevant standards

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Pic of the day

Golders Green Synagogue

Styles & Wood completes Golders Green synagogue refurb

22 July 2014| By Iain Withers

Fit-out contractor completes rennovation of historic London building

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