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Wates takes £80m east London priority schools

23 July 2014| By Allister Hayman

Wates takes Barking, Dagenham and Newham priorty schools batch, while Kier appointed to additional London batch

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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?


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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

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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Lead times: April-June 2014

22 July 2014| By Brian Moone

While only a handful of trades showed lengthening lead times, the majority of the sector is anticipating increasing demand within the next six months. Brian Moone of Mace Business School reports

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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.

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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

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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 …


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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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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