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Bonds v guarantees


A document can be called a bond or a guarantee. Does the name matter and what is the difference between them?

Healthy housebuilding


New briefing note is launched focusing on increasing knowledge of housing that promotes health and wellbeing.



Arbitration is a private, contractual form of dispute resolution used in the construction industry.

Green building

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The European Parliament has approved a revised Energy Performance of Buildings directive.

Retentions bill

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One in six MPs supports the ring-fencing of retentions as proposed in the 'Aldous Bill'.

Stakeholder management


A stakeholder is anyone who has an interest in the process or outcome of a construction project.

Ethical labour sourcing

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BRE launches online self-assessment tool for ethical labour sourcing.


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Tower refurbishment failed to meet safety standards on several counts, according to leaked report.

Structure definition


It may seem obvious but what does the term 'structure' refer to within a built environment context?



Carillion's liabilities could be much higher than previously thought, according to Receiver.

Book review

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Photographing Historic Buildings, by the former head of photography at English Heritage.

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