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BIM: World’s your oyster

29 January 2015| By Joey Gardiner

The use of BIM is becoming more widespread throughout the globe. So what opportunities does this offer those with BIM skills who want a job abroad?

BS 5534 has been updated to reflect the increase in extreme weather and to align UK practice more closely with European standards

CPD 2 2015: Revisions to BS 5534

26 January 2015

The latest in our CPD series explains why BS 5534 has been revised and outlines the key changes that designers and contractors need to understand. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit

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Why we're backing Agenda 15

23 January 2015| By Joey Gardiner

Our Agenda 15 campaign manifesto sets to influence the next government by setting out what construction needs to thrive. Here’s why some of those who have signed up to support it think this initiative is so important

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Top European contractors: Plus ca change

23 January 2015| By David Blackman

Deflation has darkened the mood across the eurozone’s construction markets, putting the long-awaited recovery on hold once more. Building examines what continued stagnation means for firms on both sides of the Channel

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Image of the week: On the right track?

23 January 2015

Double Travel, the winning entry from the inaugural RICS photography competition

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From the archives in 2010

23 January 2015

Thomas Heatherwick’s ‘Seed cathedral’ opens at the Shanghai Expo

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Sketch of the week: Bethnal Green Mission Church concept

23 January 2015

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Stefanie Rhodes of Gatti Rhodes Architects

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CPD 1 2015: Best practice for building waterproof concrete basements

20 January 2015

To ensure new basements are waterproof, it is essential that a suitable methodology is followed on site. This module, sponsored by Waterproof Concrete with Site Supervision, explains how designers can specify good workmanship

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Interview: Stef Stefanou

16 January 2015| By Joey Gardiner

The former John Doyle chairman unpicks the events that led to the firm’s closure in 2012, and reveals how the industry exposed a darker side in his hour of need

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Sketch of the week: Kruisplein Housing Scheme, Rotterdam

16 January 2015

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is the competition entry that founded Mecanoo in 1984

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This week in 2008

16 January 2015

Building visits Constructionarium course, an education scheme founded by Stef Stefanou

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No man’s land: Unwanted supermarket sites

15 January 2015| By David Blackman

Supermarkets are responding to the UK’s shift in shopping habits by massively cutting back their development programmes, leaving the construction industry and affected communities wondering what will happen to the unwanted sites

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Image of the week: Nous sommes tous Charlie

15 January 2015 |Updated: 15 January 2015

London’s tributes after the Charlie Hebdo attack and subsequent violence

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A manifesto for construction

9 January 2015| By Joey Gardiner

Our Agenda 15 campaign aims to influence the next government by telling politicians what construction needs to thrive. Here, we explain the manifesto aims and how you can support them

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Sketch of the week: Leeds Kirkgate Market

9 January 2015

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is of Leeds Kirkgate Market, drawn by architect Tono Rodriguez at NPS Leeds

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This week in 2006

9 January 2015

Members of the sector recommend New Year’s resolutions for each other

Infographic: How important is construction to the UK economy?

9 January 2015

What part does the sector play in the wider UK economic recovery?

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Definitely maybe: Predictions for 2015

7 January 2015| By David Blackman

May’s general election is a dead certainty to happen but what are the other key developments, challenges and government priorities that will shape construction’s year?

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Predictions for 2015: Philippe Honnorat

5 January 2015| By David Blackman

WSP’s UK head of building services on what the next 12 months have in store

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Predictions for 2015: Alan Brown

2 January 2015| By David Blackman

Cala’s chief executive officer reveals what he’s expecting from 2015

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Predictions for 2015: James Pellatt

31 December 2014| By David Blackman

Great Portland Estates’ head of projects looks at 2015 from a client perspective

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Predictions for 2015: Jack Pringle

30 December 2014| By David Blackman

Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will’s principal and managing director forecasts 2015

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Predictions for 2015: Mark Reynolds

29 December 2014| By David Blackman

Mace’s chief executive predicts what 2015 could have in store for contractors and the wider sector

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Review of 2014: Fairy tale endings

19 December 2014

Continuing our look back at the year gone by, here’s a selection of some of the biggest positive news

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Review of 2014: Grimm Tales

19 December 2014

Our annual review of construction dwells, for a moment, on the sector’s most depressing stories

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Review of 2014: Cast changes

19 December 2014

Who went where?

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Review of 2014: Heroes

19 December 2014

The people and stories that thrilled us in 2014

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Review of 2014: Pantomime villains

19 December 2014

Who and what we loved to hate this year

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Review of 2014: Best lines

19 December 2014| By Joey Gardiner

A collection of the best and most regrettable quotes of 2014

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Review of 2014: Final bow

19 December 2014| By Joey Gardiner

The people we bade farewell to in 2014

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