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Chancery Lane - Morgan Sindall + Bennetts Associates + Derwent

Morgan Sindall picks new bosses for London business

16 April 2014| By Allister Hayman, Vern Pitt

Exclusive: Morgan Sindall poaches Balfour Beatty managing director as part of shake-up in its London business

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Editor's view

Sarah Richardson

Still waiting for fair payment times

11 April 2014| By Sarah Richardson

Success of the Construction Leadership Council’s fair payment initiative depends on government and the industry backing enforcement measures


Coming out of its shell

Building Awards Small Project of the Year: Maggie's cancer centre, Aberdeen

3 April 2014| By Ike Ijeh

With its streamlined, organic form enhancing its welcoming ethos, the latest Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Aberdeen, designed by Snøhetta, is a worthy winner of this year’s Small Project of the Year Building Award

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Industry opinion

David Cash

Cultural coalescence in Christchurch

16 April 2014| By David Cash


BIM and the whole life costing conundrum

16 April 2014| By Richard Saxon

James Bessey

Forum shopping: Retail therapy

15 April 2014| By James Bessey


Stephen Fry needs the new QS handbook

14 April 2014| By Richard Steer

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Building intelligence: Q4 2013

1 April 2014| By Experian Economics

Data from Experian Economics shows that while construction activity levelled off in Q4 2013, for the year as a whole, activity was on the rise, with growth forecast in the private housing and infrastructure sectors

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Prefab 1964

This week in … 1964

11 April 2014

In April 1964 Beatles were flying high in the US singles chart and April 1964 we looked at a prefabricated hexagonal house

Holder 1

Sketch of the week: M&S Cheshire Oaks

11 April 2014

Illustrator John Holder sketched M&S Cheshire Oaks, a Simons Group project, at various stages of its development

Trouble at the top

Trouble at the top

10 April 2014| By Chloë McCulloch

Bad managers can have a big impact on staff morale and productivity levels, and they could even pose a serious threat to the industry’s upturn. So why are there so many of them?

Cavity lintels

What to specify: Housing

9 April 2014

This week, we go through the keyhole at some of the UK’s most genteel new residences, including a Buckinghamshire country house with timber leaded windows and a rapidly rendered home in Poundbury

Cleaning services

Sustainability: Facilities efficiency

9 April 2014| By Phil Birch

As construction becomes ever more energy efficient, attention is turning to facilities management to deliver greater carbon and cost savings. Phil Birch of Sweett Group examines how the purchasing and management of cleaning and catering operations can reduce a building’s environmental impact

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Pic of the day

New Istanbul Airport by Grimshaw, Nordic and Haptic

Grimshaw team unveils Istanbul airport design

16 April 2014| By Vern Pitt

Terminal set to be the world’s largest airport terminal under one roof

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