Thursday27 October 2016


Axa commits to building 22 Bishopsgate tower

26 Oct 16

Investor shrugs off Brexit fears to press on with 62-storey scheme

Grimshaw's aerial view of Heathrow

Armitt hails Heathrow result as expansion team gears up

26 Oct 16

Sir John Armitt says runway decision is right choice as consultant team prepares ‘to start mobilising people’

Paul Morrell

Paul Morrell to lead review of CITB

26 Oct 16

Former construction tsar to run the rule over construction’s training body


One Place

Battle of the BIM

25 Oct 16

Building Information Modelling is seen by many as the future of the industry, but who has made it to this year’s Building Awards BIM Initiative of the Year shortlist?


Mike Green

Interview with the EFA's Mike Green Video

21 Oct 16

The EFA’s director of capital reveals the procurement timetable for PSBP2 and his vision for future school building work



Market review: Inflation on the horizon

25 Oct 16

The data shows that the fall in the value of the pound is likely to lead to a period of inflation, with prices rising

Accoya window frames were specified on this house in Bleakhouse Road, Auckland

CPD 18 2016: Introduction to acetylated wood

18 Oct 16

The acetylation process modifies softwood to make it more durable and dimensionally stable. This CPD, sponsored by Accsys, outlines the product’s main benefits and applications


What to specify: Sustainability

18 Oct 16

Buildings that will harvest light, help grow silvergrass, test environmental credibility and power TV broadcasters feature among this week’s crop of product news

Lead times

Lead times: July - September 2016

20 Oct 16

There are capacity issues with some off-site manufacturing but the consensus among other site-based trades is that lead times are stabilising

#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

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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


The jungle camp, Calais

Image of the week: Nowhere left to go

21 Oct 16

Work continues on a wall in Calais to stop migrants boarding UK-bound lorries, as the residents of “the Jungle” camp are told to evacuate


Battle, Sussex, sketch by Mette McLarney

Sketch of the week: Battle, East Sussex

21 Oct 16 | Updated: 21 Oct 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Mette McLarney


Heathrow airport

UK airports timeline: Half a century of political indecision

25 Oct 16

Today’s government decision to back a third runway at Heathrow comes after nearly 50 years of debate about where to expand airport capacity in the South-east

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Housebuilders' salary survey 2016: Business as usual

21 Oct 16

The Brexit vote has ushered in a time of widespread uncertainty, but activity in the housebuilding sector has so far held up well. Joey Gardiner looks at what we can learn from this year’s salary survey and and asks how long trading can remain strong


Cara Greaves

Learn as you earn

20 Oct 16

The Brexit vote combined with next year’s apprenticeship levy may give some firms a headache over investment plans but the need for construction apprentices has never been greater

Farmer Review


Farmer Review: Not waving but drowning

17 Oct 16

Mark Farmer’s government-commissioned report into the construction industry makes for shocking reading. Speaking to Building the author explains his view of the dire state of the industry

Construction site

Farmer Review: Why construction is a sick patient

17 Oct 16

Mark Farmer adopts the analogy of an ailing patient, with symptoms ranging from low productivity to a bad public image

Off site construction

Farmer Review: The 10 recommendations

17 Oct 16

Today’s ‘Modernise or die’ report aims to kick-start reform with this 10-point action plan

Building Awards

Grosvenor House hotel

Seven CEOs vie for top chief executive award

Building Awards announces the shortlist for the first ever CEOs’ CEO of the Year award



Online poll: Heathrow expansion

26 Oct 16

Did the government make the right choice approving Heathrow expansion over Gatwick? Vote here



Farmer Review: Telling it as it is

19 Oct 16 | By Sarah Richardson

Mark Farmer’s review outlines familiar problems but is hopefully the spark for powerful change

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Barbour ABI's October market review is out now

20 Oct 16

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


Hansom HT

Hansom: Coming of age

21 Oct 16 | Updated: 21 Oct 16

If the stress of working in construction is turning your hair grey, count yourself lucky – you could be a GP. And if you really want to keep in touch with your younger side, you can always dig out your old Lego set


Archive, Moscow tackles the problem picture of article

This week in 1966

21 Oct 16 | Updated: 21 Oct 16

50 years ago a GLC delegation was investigating whether Soviet Russia had the answer to Moscow’s housing crisis


Sarah Richardson

Heathrow: The Great British take-off

26 Oct 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The government has at least followed the advice of the Davies Commission, but the prospect of a long consultation is concerning  

Amandeep Bahra

Heathrow has many hurdles ahead

25 Oct 16 | By Amandeep Bahra

It’s good to have more certainty over a third runway but delivery seems a long way off, says the Construction Products Association

Mark Reynolds

Farmer Review: We need a multi-skilled workforce

24 Oct 16 | By Mark Reynolds

It’s no good contractors training people to have single skillsets and then fighting over hiring them, says Mace chief executive

Natasha Hotson

Check the paperwork

21 Oct 16 | By Natasha Hotson

It’s not just Byron clamping down on illegal employees. The government has a drive on to catch workers who do not have the right to work in the UK - with big fines falling on those who employ them

Nigel Ostime

The Farmer Review overlooks architects' role

21 Oct 16 | By Nigel Ostime

Reforming construction is a must, and designers have a vital part to play in improving the delivery of building projects


A Guinness World Record for the longest Lego bridge

21 Oct 16 | By Oliver Budd

The inside story of WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff’s world record-breaking brick building bid

Stuart Whiting

Farmer Review: Off-site manufacturing needs to be the norm

21 Oct 16 | By Stuart Whiting

Contractors and specialists have a role to play in spreading innovation and collaboration through the supply chain

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