Sunday25 September 2016

Jim O'Neill

Infrastructure tsar Jim O'Neill quits government

23 Sep 16

First resignation of Theresa May’s cabinet

Albert Square

BBC seeks contractor for Albert Square re-build

23 Sep 16

The infamous soap’s set is to be completely re-built at the corporation’s Elstree studios

Neil Kinnock

Infrastructure body has been ‘wrecked’, says Kinnock

23 Sep 16

Lack of statutory independence for National Infrastructure Commission will mean it cannot take long-term decisions, says former Labour leader


Plymouth School of Creative Arts

Building Awards Project of the Year shortlist: Part 2

21 Sep 16

The Building Awards Project of the Year shortlist puts the spotlight on transformative projects that have raised the bar for excellence

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

Top 150 consultants

Top 150 consultants 2016

16 Sep 16

Consultants grew their UK staff by 5% overall during the past year, but where was the biggest growth and are cuts on their way as the post-Brexit fall-out makes itself felt?

Celotex insulation is added to a new flat roof installation

CPD 16 2016: Insulating flat roofs

16 Sep 16

The correct insulation specification is critical to the success of any flat roof installation. This CPD module, sponsored by Celotex, outlines the main points to consider


Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’

9 Sep 16

RIBA president-elect Ben Derbyshire is sure of one thing: the 182-year-old institute can’t go on the way it has done. So he’s embarking on a UK tour to try to stir up non-engaged members and convince them that turning the RIBA on its head is the best plan for its survival

#Experience Construction

Work experience person on construction site

Major companies back careers campaign to attract new talent

23 Sep 16

Building magazine and charity join forces to encourage school pupils to try out construction roles


Comar gave this student hall façade form as well as function

Comar gave this student hall façade form as well as function

14 Sep 16

How Comar Systems were used in the development of the University of Birmingham’s new student accommodation


What to specify: Doors and windows

12 Sep 16

This week The Book House offices’ conversion sees the placement of period-style timber windows, four London fire stations get a thermally insulated suite and PC Henderson releases a rustic door kit ideal for a barn


American hard wood

Image of the week: Ahead of the curve

23 Sep 16

Architect Alison Brooks’ Smile is part of this year’s London Design Festival


house sketch

Sketch of the week: Looking for a wife

23 Sep 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Mette McLarney, director of Bluepencil Designs



Is Heathrow coming in 
to land?

23 Sep 16

The good news is the government has signalled a decision on airport expansion will finally be made this autumn. The bad news is the PM may be swayed more by political pressures than the advice of the Davies Commission to pick Heathrow


Building Awards shortlist party 2016

Industry gathers to celebrate Building Awards shortlist

19 Sep 16

Event at Building’s offices in central London attended by industry guests in the running for construction gongs

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Spacelab office

Millennials: Goodbye 9-5

20 Sep 16

The world of work is changing. Forget being chained to a desk, a boss you only see through their office window and strict working silos. To attract and keep the top talent of the new generation, companies need to embrace a different office culture. Building spoke to three millennials about their working environment




Online poll: Heathrow expansion

23 Sep 16

Will the government opt to expand Heathrow when it finally announces its decision on airport capacity? Vote here



Housing: Beyond slogans

23 Sep 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The need to focus on housing affordability and delivery couldn’t have been clearer

barbour report logo

Barbour ABI's September market review is out now

22 Sep 16

Barbour ABI’s Economic & Construction Market Review for September is now available to download


Hansom HT

Hansom: What the dickens?

23 Sep 16

This week, we have a colourful tale of giant chimneys, a certain shade of the colour blue, ever-more absurd house prices, a modern mausoleum and some excellent exploits in aid of the less fortunate


Rising against the tide

This week in 1981

23 Sep 16

Before the Thames Barrier was brought to completion, a possible flood in the city of London was a grave concern



Housing: Beyond slogans

23 Sep 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The need to focus on housing affordability and delivery couldn’t have been clearer

David Falkenstern and Ilke Sahin

Contract termination: Ending it all

23 Sep 16 | By David Falkenstern and Ilke Sahin

If contract termination becomes inevitable, then prevent it becoming a long, drawn-out process

David Montague

Affordable homes are essential for economic growth

22 Sep 16 | By David Montague

With support from government we can build thriving communities that give something back to the country’s economy

Stephen Stone, chief executive, Crest Nicholson

We need a long term approach to housebuilding

22 Sep 16 | By Stephen Stone

Our industry needs to work in partnership with government to set co-ordinated targets and drive real change

Michael Dall

Economics: Business as usual

22 Sep 16 | By Michael Dall

The reality is that, for now, nothing has changed in the UK economy

Noble Francis

Economics: Stable, if only for now

22 Sep 16 | By Noble Francis

Data suggests that activity won’t fall off a cliff but it will slow down in the next 12 months

Nick Cullen

Price spikes and Hinkley

21 Sep 16 | By Nick Cullen

Circumstances combined to push prices to a rare peak just as Hinkley Point C nuclear power station got the go-ahead. What does this tell us?

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