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Citizen M hotel, Balfour Beatty

Flagship hotel one of host of problem projects for Balfour

2 October 2014| By Allister Hayman

Exclusive: Delays to £30m London project for Citizen M emerge following contractor’s £75m profit warning

Willmott Dixon construction boss steps down

1 October 2014| By Joey Gardiner

New Bloomberg HQ

Sir Robert McAlpine's London boss exits

1 October 2014| By Allister Hayman, Joey Gardiner

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Editor's view

Sarah Richardson

Music to our ears

26 September 2014| By Sarah Richardson

The Labour party gathering in Manchester has set the tone for debate and the mood music for the sector is encouraging

Buildings

The Royal National Lifeboat Institute's All-weather Lifeboat Centre

Shored up: The RNLI's lifeboat centre in Poole

1 October 2014| By Ike Ijeh

Before the Royal National Lifeboat Institute could begin construction on its All-weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole Harbour, Dorset, it first had to find a way to manage the flood risk of its quayside location

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Industry opinion

Richard Threlfall

Hearts and minds

2 October 2014| By Richard Threlfall

John Deasy

Engineers do Stirling work too

1 October 2014| By John Deasy

jeremy blackburn

Conservatives put housebuilding centre stage

1 October 2014| By Jeremy Blackburn

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Data

Regional new work output

Building intelligence: Q2 2014

30 September 2014| By Experian Economics

Experian Economics shows that construction activity stayed flat throughout the second quarter of the year, but still putting it 5% higher when compared with the same period for 2013

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Analysis

russia-beer

The Russian dilemma

26 September 2014| By Iain Withers

The Ukraine crisis has brought uncertainty to what should be a flourishing Russian market, but there are still good reasons for doing business there

Cotswolds basement

CPD 26 2014: Introduction to waterproof concrete

26 September 2014

Concrete is comprised of aggregate of different sizes, cement and water. This module, sponsored by Waterproof Concrete with Site Supervision, examines the benefits of reducing water content in concrete

Cost model: Extra care housing

Cost model: Extra care housing

25 September 2014| By Paul Donlan, Aecom

With a rapidy ageing population demanding high standards of both housing and care, while also imposing a rising cost on public finances, could “extra care” housing be part of the solution?

Phil Wilbraham

Interview: Phil Wilbraham

25 September 2014| By Vern Pitt

Phil Wilbraham, the man who oversaw two Heathrow terminals, now has to implement the airport’s new framework strategy, which means driving down construction costs

A deadload roof frame is one of two options for a flat-to-pitched conversion, and is mechanically fixed directly to the flat roof deck

CPD 25 2014: Flat-to-pitched roof conversions

24 September 2014

This CPD module, sponsored by Langley Waterproofing Systems, outlines the key factors to consider when installing a pitched roof on an existing flat-roofed property

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Pic of the day

Gazprom RMJM

Russian firm replaces RMJM on Gazprom tower

30 September 2014| By Iain Withers

RMJM’s original design retained but scheme will now be overseen by Gorproyekt

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