Sunday28 May 2017

housebuilders survey

Brexit and stamp duty hitting housing starts, report says

26 May 17

The cost of fitting out new homes is being affected by the fall in the value of the pound

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Peabody Thamesmead

Projects worth £275m push Hill to top of contractor tables

26 May 17

Contracts with Peabody Trust put firm at top of civils and non-civils leagues but Kier heads yearly work won

Grimshaw Miami thumb

Grimshaw’s Miami science museum opens doors

26 May 17

Four-building Florida complex includes conical aquarium and planetarium

Ceiling ductwork ventilation

CPD 9 2017: Underfloor air conditioning

26 May 17

It is claimed that underfloor air conditioning can offer improved working conditions. This CPD module, sponsored by AET Flexible Space, considers the different types of system


Tory manifesto

Conservative manifesto: Council housing’s new best friend?

25 May 17

Offering little new for construction by way of infrastructure commitments, the Tory manifesto nevertheless surprised with its brazen parking of tanks on Labour’s lawn


Quality Kawneer glazing helps with a Cardiff catalyst

Quality Kawneer glazing helps with a Cardiff catalyst

22 May 17

A building at the heart of Cardiff city centre’s regeneration features Kawneer glazing

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Jerome L. Green Science Centre

By the people: Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus

24 May 17

Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus has championed a policy of inclusiveness not only for its students but also in the construction teams that built it


Chelsea flower show

Image of the week: Working in the garden

26 May 17

Workers from contractor Grangewood assemble the ‘Greening Grey Britain’ show garden at the Chelsea Flower show


Sketch of commercial new-build in London by Jo Palma

Sketch of the week: Commercial new-build

26 May 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Jo Palma of Perkins+Will


Office buildings

Wellness: WELL Building Standard

23 May 17

The WELL Building Standard focuses solely on a building’s impact on people


Consumer Price Index

Economy watch: Inflation on the rise

26 May 17

A CBI survey of manufacturers shows that output is up - and it’s not just due to sterling’s fall in value

Flats under construction

Market review: Slow out of the blocks

26 May 17

While the recent economic results show only limited growth for the first quarter, the number of construction projects in April jumped by more than 25% on the previous month

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Sarah Richardson

Council housing: Anything you can do

26 May 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Theresa May’s pledge to build ‘a new generation of council homes’ is a riposte to Labour’s promise to fund 500,000 social homes


Theresa May

Online poll: Conservatives' housing policy

25 May 17

Do you think Theresa May’s council housing policy will help to solve the housing crisis? Vote here

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Barbour ABI's May market review is out now

18 May 17

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


Hansom HT

Hansom: The high life

26 May 17

One Czech building’s detectors get it wrong, Maggie’s statue plans cause a stir, we reminisce about the original Shell building, touch on Bangkok’s towers, hanker for Hampstead and puzzle over the Tory manifesto


State of decay article from 1992

This week in 1992

26 May 17

Quarter of a century ago the results of an Audit Commission report on council housing put the dampers on any post-election parties for the Conservatives

Virtual reality

What to specify: BIM

12 May 17

A range of BIM objects have been released including an update on a sketching app that allows customers to pan and zoom simultaneously, and the completed range of Rhinoceros software


London debate at Building Live

Delivering London’s construction pipeline for the next five years Video

23 Dec 16

Building Live debate highlights - With new mayor Sadiq Khan now in place, what are London’s priorities for growth?


Sarah Richardson

Council housing: Anything you can do

26 May 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Theresa May’s pledge to build ‘a new generation of council homes’ is a riposte to Labour’s promise to fund 500,000 social homes

Bernard Hyde

Construction’s candidate: Bernard Hyde

26 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner

The second of Building’s series of interviews with the construction professionals standing in the general election

Noble Francis

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: Yes, there’s growth, but clouds are gathering

26 May 17 | Updated: 26 May 17 | By Noble Francis

Construction output and contract awards are up year-on-year, but there are key issues facing the sector

Michael Dall

House prices cool for summer

26 May 17 | By Michael Dall

House price growth is slowing which could have an impact on the speed of housing construction

Paul Lowe

Lessons to be learnt

25 May 17 | By Paul Lowe

PPP agreements have been successful in getting public facilities built but there must be controls so that flaws - like the ones that caused a brick wall to collapse in an Edinburgh school - are prevented

Joey Gardiner

A week in the election

25 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner

The three major parties’ manifestos are out but campaigning was suspended in the wake of the Manchester attack

Bill Page

The rise of the machines

24 May 17 | By Bill Page

Technology is creating opportunities for change in building logistics facilities

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