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Arcadis trumps rival with counter bid for Hyder

21 August 2014| By Iain Withers

Dutch giant’s improved offer accepted by UK consultant Hyder, trumping earlier bid from Japanese consultant Nippon Koei

Tate Modern

Mace and G&T under pressure over Tate Modern extension

21 August 2014| By Allister Hayman, Iain Withers

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Problem projects drag down Royal Bam

21 August 2014| By Allister Hayman

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Costain reports record order book

21 August 2014| By Vern Pitt

Birmingham Library

Carillion ends Balfour Beatty chase

20 August 2014| By Vern Pitt

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Editor's view

Sarah Richardson

What are you reading this summer?

15 August 2014| By Sarah Richardson

Holiday season is the perfect chance to catch up on some great Building articles you may have missed this year - as selected by our industry contributors


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

Debbie Hobbs

How do we get GB to move from G to B?

21 August 2014| By Debbie Hobbs

Noble Francis

Tentative times

20 August 2014| By Noble Francis

Tracy Smyth and Jim Byard

Health as well as safety

20 August 2014| By Jim Byard and Tracy Smyth

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Location of contracts awarded (July)

Getting there

21 August 2014| By Michael Dall

While the economy is slowly returning to health, July did witness a slight decrease in construction levels

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Portland Place

Sketch of the week: Portland Place

8 August 2014

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Félicie Krikler, associate director at Assael Architecture.

WWI index

This week in 1914

8 August 2014

This week, Britain commemorated the centenary of its entry into the First World War. See our article from 1914

Earls Court

Earls Court: That's show business

7 August 2014| By David Blackman

Plans to redevelop 77 acres of prime real estate in Earls Court - entailing the demolition of London’s landmark exhibition centre - have become mired in political wrangling. But is there really any doubt as to how it will end?


What to specify: Housing

7 August 2014

This week’s housing products include the installation of Redland 49 roof tiles to prevent the vortex effect for homes under the Heathrow flight path and a 150 window replacement job for Kirklees council


Agenda 15: Your views

6 August 2014| By Sarah Richardson

The spotlight turns to sustainability policy and ways to promote longer-term infrastructure planning

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Pic of the day

Grid Architects' scheme for recladding north London's Archway Tower, for developer Essential Living.

Grid Architects wins planning for revamp of Archway Tower

18 August 2014| By Jim Dunton

Scheme to re-clad north London office block for developer Essential Living as part of its conversion into 100 private-rented flats

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