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Sadiq Khan pulls plug on Garden Bridge

28 April 2017| By Hamish Champ

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Housing: The forgotten crisis

By Joey Gardiner

Already it has been dubbed the ‘Brexit election’, so will this single issue overshadow all others, including how to tackle the housing crisis?

LATEST PROJECTS

The medical centre is scheduled to be finished in June

Notes from a small island: Tristan da Cunha's medical centre

27 April 2017| By Andy Pearson

Building a medical centre is all in a day’s work for Galliford Try. But it’s a different matter when the work takes place on a volcanic island 2,000km from the nearest inhabited land. This is a prefab new-build with a difference

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Lead times: January-March 2017

25 April 2017| By Brian Moone

Lead times have changed for five packages and four are increasing again, but many packages still expect no change in the next six months despite increased workload and enquiries

LATEST PRODUCTS

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What to specify: Water

20 April 2017

Solutions this week are the very pinnacle of products for all water applications, from a drainage solution for an alpine lodge to an axially split pump range

ELECTION 2017

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What does a general election mean for construction?

18 April 2017| By Hamish Champ

More uncertainty looms - as Brexit debate set to dominate 8 June election

INTERVIEW

Xu Weiping

Meeting Mr X

21 April 2017| By Louise Dransfield

Far from being a mysterious and distant figure, Xu Weiping of Chinese developer ABP is happy to talk about the thousands of office blocks he is building in China, as well as the 35-acre scheme at Royal Albert Dock - and his plans for many more

GAIN CPD POINTS

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CPD 7 2017: Rainscreen cladding

11 April 2017

Rainscreen cladding, which uses an inner and outer leaf to create a seal against moisture, has been in use for decades. But modern systems offer a more flexible, lightweight protection. This CPD module is sponsored by Kalzip

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

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Image of the week: Band of brotherhood

28 April 2017

Lifesize figures before the unveiling of a war memorial on Tuesday

SKETCH OF THE WEEK

Cartwright Gardfens sketch by Joseph Little at Maccreanor Lavington Architects

Sketch of the week: Cartwright Gardens

28 April 2017

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Joseph Little at Maccreanor Lavington Architects

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