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Norman Foster

Lord Foster hits out after 'Boris Island' is ditched

2 September 2014| By Dave Rogers

Architect follows Boris Johnson and blasts decision to ditch Estuary airport

steel insight

Subbie prices rise at fastest rate on record

2 September 2014| By Iain Withers

Foster Estuary Airport

Davies Commission dumps 'Boris Island' proposal

2 September 2014| By Iain Withers


Arcadis to complete Hyder takeover 'next month'

2 September 2014| By Iain Withers


Laing O'Rourke lands £200m Dumfries hospital

2 September 2014| By Iain Withers

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Editor's view

Sarah Richardson

Beware unconscious uncoupling

29 August 2014| By Sarah Richardson

A vote for Scotland’s independence could mean big changes for the sector


Lime pozzolan

The advantages of lime pozzolan

19 August 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Lime pozzolan concrete’s environmental and flexibility advantages could make it a revolutionary replacement to conventional concrete types. But the foundations of this ‘new’ material can actually be traced back to ancient history

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Industry opinion

Nick Offer

Can building services continue to serve?

2 September 2014| By Nick Offer

Laurence Cobb

Why did you sign that?

2 September 2014| By Laurence Cobb


Consultant consolidation is good news for SMEs

1 September 2014| By Steve Hale

Stephanie Canham

Another brick in the wall?

1 September 2014| By Stephanie Canham

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Tracker: August 2014

Tracker: July 2014

2 September 2014| By Experian Economics

Construction activity remains consistent as the index picks up five points for the month, while the orders index sees a small incline and residential experiences a significant uptick

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Scotland archve index

This week in 1999

29 August 2014| By Meredith Papanicolaou

As the Scottish independence debate continues, we look at the opening of the Scottish parliament in 1999

TfL / Gotham building

Sketch of the week: 'Gotham city hideout'

29 August 2014

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Warren Williams at Julian Cowie architects


Will they stay or will they go?

29 August 2014| By Joey Gardiner

What effects would a ‘Yes’ vote in the Scottish referendum have on the industry?

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Mark Davey

Interview: Mark Davey

28 August 2014| By Iain Withers

Defying five years of recession, cladding company Lakesmere has experienced rapid growth. MD Mark Davey reveals how the firm beat the downturn

Vectorworks BIM software was implemented during the planning of Moorlands College in Christchurch multi-use teaching and community spaces

CPD 17 2014: BIM for small practices

27 August 2014

As of 2016, all centrally procured government construction projects must implement level 2 BIM. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Vectorworks, defines levels of BIM

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Broadway Malyan Chengdu

Broadway Malyan to design urban district in China

27 August 2014| By David Rogers

Firm to masterplan new urban district in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province

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