Friday31 October 2014


construction site

Contractors now ‘regularly turning down work’

30 Oct 14

Latest tender price forecast from Mace shows capacity shortages are starting to bite

King's Cross

Bam favourite for latest King’s Cross project

30 Oct 14

Argent will submit 173,000 sq ft Four Pancras Square for planning imminently

South Bank Tower

Contractors braced for disruption from crane drivers strike

30 Oct 14

Contractors and major clients, including Network Rail, are bracing for the impact of a crane drivers strike


Good Employer Guide 2014

Revealed: Construction's top employers 2014

24 Oct 14

We reveal the 50 firms that make up the Building Good Employer Guide 2014 as well as the top five firms picked by the judges for special praise

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index


Belsize Architects' student flats for University College Oxford

Architect Belsize unveils plans for Oxford student flats

30 Oct 14

Architect’s proposal is second project for University College

More buildings


Reynaers choose its CW 86 unitised curtain walling system for its own head office in Duffel, Belgium

CPD 31 2014: Introduction to unitised curtain walling

The latest in our CPD series considers the importance of unitised curtain walling, design considerations as well as legislation and testing issues. This module is sponsored by Reynaers Aluminium

More professional


JTI Building

Skin deep: SOM's JTI Building in Geneva

22 Oct 14

SOM’s JTI building in Geneva uses a revolutionary facade that optimises daylight and transparency while meeting tight Swiss regulatory requirements


Cladding support systems - Nvelope

What to specify: Cladding

21 Oct 14

This week’s cladding products include the refurbishment of a high-rise building at the Darmstadt University in Germany, and wall cladding for a home on the banks of the River Tay

Sketch of the week

Chatsworth House

Sketch of the week: Chatsworth House

24 Oct 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Paul Holden, director at Peak Architects.


Wanda Cultural City Tourism & Exhibition Centre

Horrific architecture: Part 2

30 Oct 14

Continuing our Halloween tribute to the most gruesome building designs around the globe, here’s the second of our three part mini-series


Aecom index series (Previously Davis Langdon)

Market forecast: Rolling on

30 Oct 14

Rising price levels still reflect an industry in relatively rude health, despite ongoing capacity issues and question marks over the global economy


Silhouette construction

Online poll: Modern slavery

30 Oct 14

Do you think that modern slavery is prevalent in the UK construction industry? Vote here


barbour report logo

Barbour ABI's October market review is out now

23 Oct 14

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


Top 150 consultants 2014

Top 150 consultants 2014: Let the good times roll

17 Oct 14

There’s an upbeat mood in this year’s Top 150 consultants survey with strong growth and jobs being created. It’s now just a matter of finding the staff to keep it going


Agenda 15 draft manifesto cover

Agenda 15 draft manifesto

22 Sep 14

Building’s draft manifesto for construction for the next parliament is now online for consultation here - and we want you to let us know what you think


Hansom Halloween

Hansom: Trick or treat

31 October 2014

It’s a Halloween special this week: it’s revealed HLM’s chair once played with the living dead (Status Quo), a former Building cover star meets a terrible fate on the Graham Norton Show, and Frank Gehry gets a bit grisly


Richard Steer 2014

The bigger picture

30 Oct 14 | By Richard Steer

Concerns about what is, for now, a slight blip in output figures would be better directed at thinking how to build the industry’s capacity to grow

Pete Baxter

Tapping into the Internet of Things

29 Oct 14 | By Pete Baxter

Devices that monitor appliances in buildings are a powerful way to help occupants manage their properties more efficiently and sustainably

Frank McLeod

How can I help you?

28 Oct 14 | By Frank McLeod

We can make BIM simple - here’s how

Chris Tinker

Lyons doesn't grasp planning nettle

28 Oct 14 | By Chris Tinker

Further simplification needed if new entrants to the industry are to be encouraged

Ben Derbyshire

Why RIBA needs serious reform

27 Oct 14 | By Ben Derbyshire

New RIBA Council member Ben Derbyshire on why he stood - and what he wants to do

Iain Parker

Scouting further afield for contractors

27 Oct 14 | By Iain Parker

There is no doubt that there is a strong case for new entrants in the market and it is occurring

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