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Election hiatus will hit major public projects

27 April 2017| By Louise Dransfield

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Taylor Wimpey to bear £130m lease hit

27 April 2017| By Hamish Champ

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SNAP ELECTION

Election 2017 leaders

The Brexit election

By David Blackman

Before the parties nail down their manifestos, we take a look at what construction might expect from June’s vote

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

LATEST DATA

Lead times index April 2017

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

ANALYSIS

Here’s the snag …

Bovis: Here’s the snag …

13 April 2017| By Joey Gardiner

Bovis Homes recently set aside £7m to deal with its torrent of snagging complaints from buyers of its properties - and it’s not the only housebuilder criticised for selling unfinished and faulty homes

ANALYSIS

Sustainability

Sustainability: Dropping the ball

13 April 2017| By Tim Clark

Environmentalists have been alarmed by Trump’s reversal of US climate change policies and signs that Brexit has diverted the UK government away from sustainability priorities

GAIN CPD POINTS

George Dixon Academy

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

May at Downing Street

Image of the week: All eyes on her

21 April 2017

Members of the press assemble at Downing Street on Tuesday

SKETCH OF THE WEEK

Frome

Sketch of the week: 40 front doors in Frome

21 April 2017

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by architectural designer and illustrator Michael Paul Lewis

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