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New asbestos regulations – the risks

Stricter regulations will now govern even low-risk asbestos work, triggering new obligations for contractors and property owners. This report looks at the risks for the industry if it doesn’t follow the legislation to the letter.

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Building buys a pint for… PA Group

Chris is putting a brave face on it, but it’s pretty clear he’s been having the day from hell. He’s full of apologies as a couple of PA Group staff have had to pull out at short notice – one sick, but others just too busy with work to make it. Presumably that’s not a bad thing? “No I shouldn’t complain,” he replies in his cheeky cockney tones. “The last few weeks things have just gone manic.”

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Election 2010: Dear prime minister…

The industry’s messages to the new occupant of Number 10 and the final choices from the panel of floating voters.

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Election 2010: Invitation to a hanging

Sarah Richardson and Roxane McMeeken look at what would happen to construction if nobody won the election, and we catch up with our floating voters, receive a letter from David Cameron and meet the former Jarvis man who founded his own political party.

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Election 2010: Are they listening?

Roxane McMeeken went to a Derbyshire constituency where construction has a big say, and a bigger stake, in the result. So how much do the candidates know and care about their voters’ fears?

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Election 2010: The manifestos

The parties got their campaigns officially under way this week. So on this page we look at what Labour and Conservatives are proposing. Nick Clegg writes us a letter, we have a chat with our floating voters and check the web poll.

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Mipim 2010: Less champagne more business

Rolling news, blogs and twit-bits from the annual property fair on the Cote d’Azur, including reports from Neil Stanley.

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Three wiser men

Did Building’s business advice work? Building gathered together three people who were running companies suffering from late payments and dwindling order books. We asked a panel of business experts to offer them advice on surviving the months ahead, including how to win work and maintain cash flow. Since then our three business owners have been hit with all sorts, from unpaid bills to a fine from the Office of Fair Trading. Roxane McMeeken reunited them to see how they are faring now.

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Business doctor: Advice on staying afloat

So Building got a panel of experts together to tell them how to make it through the recession. You might want to get yourself a drink and listen in…

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Strictly Building: Construction’s finest dance contest

Passion, tragedy, triumph and dead fancy footwork – if you thought only Saturday night telly could bring you all these things, think again. Building’s answer to Strictly Come Dancing reveals the amazing grace of construction folk…Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

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