Tory peer says housebuilders should be hit with 10% retention on new homes

Tory peer says housebuilders should be hit with 10% retention on new homes Initiative would see firms build more homes snag-free, Lord Bethell addsSee Original Article CITB predicts half of industry will think it's 'credible and reputable' by 2020 The government-sponsored board has promised to improve training and the pool of qualified staffSee Original Article NIC appoints ten-strong team to new design group Sadie Morgan was named as chair last FebruarySee Original Article

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The Bride and the Bridge

The Bride and the Bridge “Bride” and “Bridge” are almost the same word. Coincidence? See Original Article Wary subcontractors means timetable to restart stalled Carillion hospital slips NHS trust admits procurement process on Laing O’Rourke’s work to get going on Liverpool scheme is behind scheduleSee Original Article Laing O'Rourke improves the time it takes to settle up – by just one day Country’s biggest private contractor falling behind peers in getting bills paid quickerSee Original Article

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Federal Way Link Extension Moves Closer to Federal Grant Award

Federal Way Link Extension Moves Closer to Federal Grant Award The Sound Transit project cleared a key hurdle toward gaining a $790 million federal grant and will move into the engineering phase. See Original Article Balfour Beatty and Laing O'Rourke chucked off Prompt Payment Code Pair joined by Interserve, Costain and Persimmon in being named and shamed by governmentSee Original Article Wastewater Microtunnel Sets Record Geography and time weren’t on the side of Mortenson when it needed to design and build a new siphon to move 22 million gallons of wastewater as part of an upgrade to a 42-year-old water system in Oregon. See Original Article

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Consultants named on £70m south of England framework

Consultants named on £70m south of England framework Successful firms include Arcadis, Turner & Townsend and Faithful+GouldSee Original Article Deadly Seattle Crane Accident: The Search For Answers Begins Early speculation cites high winds as a possible factor. See Original Article Adjaye forced to alter Holocaust Memorial designs Revisions follow public consultation into contested schemeSee Original Article

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Balfour Beatty in the box seat for Carillion's Midland Met hospital

Balfour Beatty in the box seat for Carillion's Midland Met hospital Trust adds it will only pay for cost of work completed – not the £267m target priceSee Original Article Stace research says teenagers turning backs on construction Less than 10% of 800 youngsters would put industry top of their career pathSee Original Article Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph – March 2019 The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in March 2019. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and non-residential building categories in Canada. There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair […] The post Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph – March 2019 appeared first on ConstructConnect.com. <br /See Original Article

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Graham chosen to build £18m Cumbrian cancer centre

Graham chosen to build £18m Cumbrian cancer centre Carlisle scheme due to finish in January 2021See Original Article Pace of Upgrading Deficient Bridges Slows, ARTBA Report Says Total structurally deficient bridges dipped by just 567 in 2018, compared with annual average decline of 1,700 in previous five years. See Original Article FMB takes aim at struggling Apprenticeship Levy Latest government figures show number of apprentices in construction has fallen one fifthSee Original Article

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Host of consultants named for Southampton work

Host of consultants named for Southampton work More than 30 firms on university frameworkSee Original Article TfL set to build 3,000 rental homes Grainger appointed as transport group’s Build to Rent partnerSee Original Article Still Time to File ENR New England Top Contractor Survey There's still time to submit a survey to ENR New England's annual Top Contractor survey See Original Article

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VIEWPOINT: Passive Design Improves Infrastructure and Community Resiliency during Extreme Weather

VIEWPOINT: Passive Design Improves Infrastructure and Community Resiliency during Extreme Weather Engineers and architects have the responsibility to hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public. Until building codes adapt, building professionals must seriously consider integrating passive design into their projects to ensure occupant safety during extreme weather events. See Original Article Margins of 5% a decade away, ISG boss admits Firm doubled fit-out work last yearSee Original Article London housing association appoints 50 firms to framework Deal will last four yearsSee Original Article

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Mace at the double for £4bn MoD estates revamp

Mace at the double for £4bn MoD estates revamp Contractor will help with over 100 projects across the UKSee Original Article Hanford Progress Continues with Testing of Vit Plant Lab The laboratory is the first major Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant facility to complete systems turnover work. See Original Article Barratt's housing JV gets planning nod Housebuilder working with Swindon council on 3,000 homes dealSee Original Article

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ConstructConnect’s Hot Projects – April 1, 2019

ConstructConnect’s Hot Projects – April 1, 2019 Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of March 25 – 29, 2019. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads. Alabama Technology Innovation Center Location: Birmingham, AL Building Use: Educational – […] The post ConstructConnect’s Hot Projects – April 1, 2019 appeared first on ConstructConnect.com. See Original Article U.S. Construction Spending Rose 1.0% in February Construction spending climbed 1.0% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,320.3 billion. January’s estimate was revised up from $1,279.6 billion to $1,307.3 billion. December’s estimate was revised back up from $1,263.1 billion to $1,276.0 billion. The February estimate for total construction spending is 1.1% higher than a year ago when the February […] The post U.S. Construction Spending Rose 1.0% in February appeared first on ConstructConnect.com. See Original Article 7 Key Equipment Rental Questions for the Savvy Construction Executive A rental technology transformation: How savvy construction executives are taking advantage of rental technology to save money and time sourcing rental equipment. See Original Article

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Big names slug it out for prized Olympia deal

Big names slug it out for prized Olympia deal Work on £1bn redevelopment set to start next yearSee Original Article Brexit Presents Challenges for Equipment Makers in N. Ireland, Continental Europe While the U.K. construction industry is working to overcome the impending challenges of the nation's expected exit from the European Union, more specific challenges are cropping up for equipment manufacturers in both the EU and UK. See Original Article ConstructConnect’s Hot Projects – March 25, 2019 Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of March 18 – 22, 2019. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads. Alabama Decatur High School Science Wing Renovation Location: Decatur, AL Building […] The post ConstructConnect’s Hot Projects – March 25, 2019 appeared first on ConstructConnect.com. See Original Article

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HS2 announces £230m consultants framework

HS2 announces £230m consultants framework Two lots will run for up to eight yearsSee Original Article ENR Launches Annual Regional Best Projects Competition ENR Launches Annual Regional Best Projects Competition See Original Article In pictures: £75m Great Scotland Yard transformation revealed The five-star hotel has been developed and built by GalliardSee Original Article

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Six architects shortlisted for St Catharine’s College

Six architects shortlisted for St Catharine’s College Gort Scott and Sergison Bates among finalists in Cambridge contestSee Original Article Tracking U.S. Lumber, Steel, Concrete, Gypsum, Glass, and Other Construction Material Costs On behalf of individuals, the task of monitoring changes in the cost of purchasing everyday products and bigger ticket items is assigned to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). For business managers, however, the cost measurements that have the most relevance are the Producer Price Index (PPI) figures. Both the CPI and PPI are calculated and […] The post Tracking U.S. Lumber, Steel, Concrete, Gypsum, Glass, and Other Construction Material Costs appeared first on ConstructConnect.com. See Original Article Structural Engineers Only Dot Com A new website specializing in online dating for structural engineers? See Original Article

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Government drags in major suppliers to 'remind' them to pay on time

Government drags in major suppliers to 'remind' them to pay on time But Labour MP Debbie Abrahams says government action was not enoughSee Original Article Unresolved Brexit Has the UK Construction Industry on Edge With the deadline temporarily delayed for the U.K.'s exit from the European Union and a crucial vote due this week, the construction industry is waiting for clearer signals on what will happen next. See Original Article Much of Hudson Yards Phase One is Open Much of Manhattan’s 17.4-million-sq-ft Eastern Yard–the 13-acre first phase of the 28-acre Hudson Yards air-rights minicity—is open. See Original Article

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Interserve administration sees Glasgow EfW client write-off more cash

Interserve administration sees Glasgow EfW client write-off more cash Viridor wants £72m from Interserve but admits it might now only get £56mSee Original Article Top 10 Major Upcoming Hotel/Motel and Shopping Centre Construction Projects – Canada – March 2019 The accompanying table shows 20 of the largest upcoming Hotel/Motel and Shopping Centre construction projects in Canada. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, medical buildings, educational buildings, government buildings, industrial projects, oil and gas projects, and electric […] The post Top 10 Major Upcoming Hotel/Motel and Shopping Centre Construction Projects – CanadSee Original Article Dozens of firms appointed to £800m Fusion21 framework Four year deal features 45 contractorsSee Original Article

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Council in talks to replace Amey on problem PFI Birmingham roads deal

Council in talks to replace Amey on problem PFI Birmingham roads deal Deal set to pave way for Spanish parent to offload loss-making businessSee Original Article Chipperfield lands new Royal Academy project Architect to work with Julian Harrap on new RA Schools facilitiesSee Original Article US Appeals Court Slams FERC on Long-Muddled State Environmental Permits Big Calif.-Ore. dam removals, which triggered the Jan. 25 federal ruling on state clean-water okays, are proceeding to contract. See Original Article

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Sensibilities and Intuitions of the Master Designer; an Interview with Cecil Balmond, part 2

Sensibilities and Intuitions of the Master Designer; an Interview with Cecil Balmond, part 2 BUILD interviews Cecil Balmond for ARCADE Magazine.See Original Article Related Cos. Breaks Ground on Gehry's Grand in Los Angeles Related Companies and partner CORE USA broke ground Feb. 11 on the Grand in downtown Los Angeles. See Original Article Balfour Beatty wins £220m TfL underground renewal contract Contract kicks off in AprilSee Original Article

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Woman Converts Van Into a Cozy Full Time Home

Woman Converts Van Into a Cozy Full Time Home Atli, a transit bus driver from Vancouver, Canada has converted a van into a comfortable full-time home. Her main reason for the decision to ditch a regular home for a van home were the rising rents. The home Atli lives in now is a converted 2016 Ford which she nicknamed T-Rex. For insulation they used fiberglass and rigid foam insulation, which aren’t especially sustainable but they are inexpensive.  They also installed a vapour barrier to […]See Original Article Equipment Rental App Looks to Fill Gaps in Supply Chain Tracking down the right piece of equipment when you need it on short notice is a perennial source of headaches and delays on jobsites. See Original Article Tiny Home – Micro Camper Living in a 250 sq ft tiny home would be downsizing enough for most people, but Richard Ward of Terraform Tiny Homes from Dallas, Texas recently traded in this “mansion”, as he calls it, for an even smaller home. He spent the last four months traveling the country in this “mansion” and has now traded it in for a 54 sq ft micro camper. The camper is called Terraform 3 and it was built atop […]See Original Article

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Former PRP boss Andy von Bradsky named the government's head of architecture

Former PRP boss Andy von Bradsky named the government's head of architecture £60,000 post created as part of ministers’ focus on beauty in built environmentSee Original Article Defining a Construction Budget; The 2019 Cheat Sheet BUILD breaks down the construction and project costs for an uncertain economy with an update to the Construction Budget Cheat-sheetSee Original Article Micro Tiny Home is a Minimalist’s Dream Italian architect and engineer Leonardo Di Chiara recently designed and built a prototype of a micro tiny home, which is seriously small yet still wonderfully functional.  The so-called aVOID tiny house measures just 96 sq ft (9 sq) and is easily towable.  Given its diminutive size, it also presents some unique downsizing solutions. The home rests atop a double-axle trailer and has a wooden frame, metal cladding, and plenty of glazing. The interior is comprised […]See Original Article

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QSs keep on raking it in with top earners pocketing £100k, Building survey finds

QSs keep on raking it in with top earners pocketing £100k, Building survey finds Competition for staff has pushed average pay for partners and directors at London QS firms to six figuresSee Original Article Innovations Pave the Way for High-Performing Metallic Coatings See Original Article Tiny Home Design With a Hidden Bed The tiny home builder Cubist Engineering, which is based in Greenwich, New York has created a very interesting tiny home, which has no standard bedroom. Instead, the bed is stowed away under the ceiling in the living room and lowered with the press of a button when needed. The so-called Sturgis is a 21 ft (6.4 m)-long towable home, and despite its very small size it is quite spacious. Most of the space is gained […]See Original Article

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