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Europe has led the world in improving building standards with the UK having played a key role in their development.  But after the momentous...
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Over the last three years, growth in commercial offices has remained on an upward trajectory. Strong growth rates were associated with high levels of...
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While fire resistance is a basic and fundamental requirement of building regulations, many misunderstandings exist in the marketplace leading to the mis-specification of drylining...
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Recent surveys in the construction sector have warned about an impending slowdown. The RICS and the purchasing managers Markit/CIPS survey have both warned about a...
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The entire supply chain agrees that the most important objective is to make the occupiers happy and meet their objectives. Yet the collective professions...
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For many years, until recently, the  student housing market was known for  its cramped dorms that provided basic amenities for students. Over the last...
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Take away the political debate and the fallout from last month’s vote will have a huge impact on the future of the finishes and...
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As is nearly always the case, the earlier the specialist  contractors are involved, the better and more suitable their part of the project will...

Barrister Professor Rudi Klein delves into the latest case on the payment procedure under the Construction Act.  The statutory payment procedure The payment procedure under the...
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Nevill Long’s managing director, Dave Bonner, tells SpecFinish how, aside from personal milestones such as marriage and the birth of children, there have been...