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GB Building chairman breaks silence

6 March 2015| By Joey Gardiner

Martin Smout insists firm ‘remains hopeful’ of avoiding administration

Kier

Kier COO steps down

6 March 2015| By Joey Gardiner

Wayne Hemingway

Housebuilders 'putting up rubbish'

6 March 2015| By Dave Rogers

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GB Group administration notice confirmed

5 March 2015| By Joey Gardiner

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Editor's view

Sarah Richardson

In from the cold

5 March 2015| By Sarah Richardson

The drive to retrofit may be the biggest casualty of the government’s failure to fulfil its green promises

Buildings

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle: Taking liberties

5 March 2015| By Ike Ijeh

The £22m restoration of Lincoln Castle involves the painstaking reconstruction of 1,000-year-old walls and the excavation of a Saxon sarcophagus. It also means sticking one of only four copies of the Magna Carta underneath what was once the exercise yard of a Victorian prison

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Industry opinion

Barny Evans

On site renewables - how do the technologies compare?

06 March 2015| By Barny Evans

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Peter Morse

Insurance: The known unknowns

6 March 2015| By Peter Morse

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Data

Leading construction activity indicator

Tracker: January 2015

4 March 2015| By Experian Economics

The construction activity index holds steady for the month at 62 points, meanwhile the majority of the regional indices feel an increase in activity

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Analysis

Apprentices

Apprentices in construction: One step forward…

6 March 2015| By David Blackman

For construction to exploit the economic recovery, it will need about 30,000 new skilled workers each year - that’s about double the number of apprentices the industry is training up

Birmingham’s new John Lewis store

Birmingham’s buzz

6 March 2015| By Tim Clark

Not so long ago, the greatest thing about Birmingham was finding a road out of it. But in little more than a decade it has transformed itself into a thriving urban centre that businesses and people are flocking to be part of

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