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Morris Property prepares for take-off at factory site

A specialist manufacturer with growing order books has commissioned leading contractor Morris Property to build a new factory at Telford’s Hortonwood West industrial estate. Bakerbellfield, which supplies commercial interiors for airports, rail, office and education sectors, will invest around £1.6m in the project, including... View Article

McAvoy wins major industry award for BIM

The McAvoy Group has won a major industry award for its commitment to adopting and implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM) in its offsite construction projects. McAvoy was presented with the award for Best Virtual Reality BIM at the third annual RICS BIM4SME... View Article

Deleterious materials in construction contracts

The inclusion of deleterious or prohibited material clauses in both building contracts and professional appointment documents is widespread within the construction industry. Whilst the form of these clauses will vary from contract to contract, their common purpose is to prohibit the use of unsuitable or dangerous materials in construction projects. Jonathan Hyndman, Partner... View Article

J. Murphy & Sons Limited takes the high road to BIM quality

Infrastructure specialist Murphy validates its commitment to BIM through recent BRE Global BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certificate. Operating in the UK, Ireland and Canada, Murphy provides a range of construction services to infrastructure sectors including rail, water, power and... View Article

Editor’s comment – November

Visiting Foster + Partners’ new building, nestling inobtrusively behind the Victorian and Grade II listed City of London Magistrates court, you are somewhat unprepared for the delights contained within. As well as the contrast between relatively humble exterior and stunning... View Article

RIBA calls for progressive UK immigration policy post-Brexit

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today published a new policy paper recommending the creation of a post-Brexit immigration system that ensures the UK job market remains open to skilled professionals from around the world. The Building a post-Brexit... View Article

Lord Henley appointed as construction minister

Lord Henley, who until June was a junior minister at the Department for Work and Pensions, has been appointed as construction minister. His appointment comes as Lord Prior leaves after less than a year, having taken up the role in... View Article
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