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Industrial action feared as electricians reject pay deal

29 July 2014| By Iain Withers

Union could hold ballot on industrial action after 91% of workers reject a 5% two-year pay deal

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Capacity shortages hit London market

29 July 2014| By Iain Withers

Witney - Bam

Bam wins £33m residential care job

29 July 2014| By Vern Pitt


Costain wins £30m gas terminal job

29 July 2014| By Vern Pitt

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Editor's view

Sarah Richardson

It's a shambles now but will it get even worse?

25 July 2014| By Sarah Richardson

Learning from the launch of the Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework


Adobe Great Kneighton

Housing Design Awards: Addresses to impress

17 July 2014| By Ike Ijeh

From radical warehouse conversions to art deco elderly care, this year’s Housing Design Awards show an industry emerging from the recession with a spring in its step and unafraid to experiment

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Barbour ABI market report map July 2014

A sunny outlook

24 July 2014| By Michael Dall

Despite a slight blip in contract activity in June, construction looks stonger compared with last summer. Michael Dall presents highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review, with a special focus on the residential sector which is largely responsible for driving growth

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Top 150 contractors and housebuilders 2014

25 July 2014| By Joey Gardiner

Building’s annual list of the UK’s biggest performers in the construction sector shows that housebuilders have enjoyed the past 12 months most. But many predict the tides are ready to turn for contractors, as Joey Gardiner reports

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Making waves: Plymouth Marine Laboratory

23 July 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Moving-floor technology may seem the stuff of fictional super-villain lairs, but the leading hydrodynamics laboratory at Plymouth University has employed the technology to support one of the largest energy wave test sites in the world

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What to specify: Flooring

21 July 2014

This week’s flooring products cover everything from a range of decorative designs with safe features to thermally-efficient foundations for a student Passivhaus project

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Sketch of the week: Open City’s Accelerate into University! programme

11 July 2014

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Srirat Jongsanguandi, from Seven Kings Sixth Form, year 12.

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Oxford Station 4

Masterplan unveiled for £75m Oxford station revamp

28 July 2014| By Iain Withers

Newly-demerged practice AHR unveils plans, which include three residential and three commercial buildings

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