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Engineering consultants: M&A the order of the day Video

As the industry continues to recover, mergers and consolidation are coming to the fore for engineering consultants.

Heads turn to government options as housebuilder confidence returns

Housebuilder confidence returns as heads turn to government options Video

Housing has been at the forefront of recovery but continuing challenges over supply coupled with political uncertainty pose question marks over sustained growth.

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FM: Changing clients and emerging sectors boost providers Video

Expectations of FM providers are shifting as the sector bids farewell to the downturn and clients re-evaluate their requirements. With an election looming and M&A continuing, where will the strongest growth be?

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Hot roles: Why construction wages and recruitment are defying UK trends

Pay packets for pre-construction professionals are soaring as skills shortages bite and the wider UK market continues to struggle. So which roles are in greatest demand and where are the recruitment hotspots?

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Westfield preaches 'fewer but better' in adapting to new retail reality

Head of design and construction Keith Whitmore talks exclusively to Construction News about how Westfield is adapting to new technology by building bigger and better – and what contractors need to do to win its work.

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Simons hides Waitrose store from view to win hearts and minds

A new Waitrose in Wiltshire demanded extensive consultation and unusual alterations to placate local protests to its picturesque location.

CN Awards 2013 judge Derek Pitcher

Multi-channel and move to local: retail trends to watch

When considering retail as a sector for potential workload in the construction industry, it is important to understand the concept of multi-channel retailing and explore all areas of opportunity.

Andy Shaw operations director Styles and Wood

Knowledge of technology needed to maximise retail opportunity

It’s no secret that retailers have invested heavily in their online presence over the past 10 years and now consumers expect to be able to buy goods at home, at work or on the move.

Anthony Woolich partner Holman Fenwick Willan

Radical EU directives attack low tenders

EU rule change set to alter the way in which public procurers treat abnormally low tenders.

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Threat levels: Why the whole economy is at risk from lagging construction

The industry’s dwindling percentage of GDP is not just bad news for contractors but will have a huge impact on Britain’s fledgling recovery.

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