Monday24 July 2017


'Healthy' buildings boost productivity, study says

24 Jul 17

UK output could rise by the equivalent of £20bn, Atkins-commissioned report reveals

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LFC training ground

Liverpool FC looks to redevelop training ground into housing estate

24 Jul 17

The Melwood site has been home to the club’s training facilities since the late 1950s

Apprentice Alamy

Small builders stay upbeat but warn growth is slowing

24 Jul 17

FMB says firms are short of bricklayers and carpenters


Soencer McCarthy

Spencer McCarthy: All in the family

20 Jul 17

Churchill boss Spencer McCarthy explains why his business model works and why the firm – one of the UK’s biggest providers of private housing for the elderly – will be sticking with traditional designs for its homes


Lead times June 2017

Lead times: April-June 2017

18 Jul 17

Lead times have stayed level, with most packages at the highest level since records began, and little further change is expected over the next six months

Chase Farm hospital

CPD 12 2017: Protecting below-ground structures from gas and water ingress

24 Jul 17

Appropriate measures to protect below-ground structures from gas and water will be determined by site conditions and the intended use of the building. This CPD, sponsored by RIW, outlines the key considerations for designers


Box rooflights specified in high spec residential development

Box rooflights specified in high spec residential development

10 July 17

Glazing Vision’s box rooflights were used on the prestigious St Dunstan’s House development in the City of London


Philip Hammond Mansion House

Show us the money, Mr Hammond

7 Jul 17

When Philip Hammond announced last month that UK Guarantees would include construction, many viewed it as a lifeline for infrastructure projects unlikely to have access to funding from the European Investment Bank after Brexit. But will this replacement work?

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Image of the week: History boys

21 Jul 17

A Roman sarcophagus has been found at a London building site


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Sketch of the week: Australian Embassy, Washington

21 Jul 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Kristen Whittle, director at Bates Smart, Australia


Hero Bennett, client sustainability advisor, Max Fordham

How six women saved the 'heart' of a £120m project

23 Jun 17

On International Women in Engineering Day, a female project team from LSE’s Centre Buildings Redevelopment tell their story


Battersea Power Station

Battersea: ‘The toughest project in the world'

21 Jul 17

Battersea Power Station’s redevelopment has not had an easy time of it lately, with profit margins plummeting and costs soaring. The development company behind the scheme speaks exclusively to Building about the scale of the problems

Bracknell Regeneration birdseye view

Bracknell: Talk of the town

19 Jul 17

Bracknell is the first post-war new town to be comprehensively demolished and rebuilt - to the tune of £750m. Building visited just weeks before completion to see a scheme that hopes to get shoppers and visitors returning in droves


Battersea Power Station

Online poll: Battersea Power Station

20 Jul 17

Should Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment incorporate more commercial use?



Homes, sweet homes

21 Jul 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Government is not taking enough responsibilty for planning affordable housing – as the outcry over Battersea shows

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Hansom: Come rain or shine

21 Jul 17

Whether you’re taking a tour of retirement homes, avoiding loud noises, or dodging rain at the Serpentine pavilion and the site of Manchester’s new arts venue, it could be worse. You could be completing a brand perception survey

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Barbour ABI's July market review is out now

21 Jul 17

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


What to specify: Roofing

7 Jul 17

Roofing products and systems featured in this issue’s specifier section include information on Welsh Slate used in a heritage rebuild and a Center Parcs that is using JB Western Red Cedar Shingles to create four treehouses


Archive 210717

This week in 1987: Building Building's Building

21 Jul 17

Building visits a buzzing hive of activity in London’s Docklands


Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Tower: Construction facts

16 Jun 17

Building’s technical editor considers what is known about the building and the recent upgrade


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Hays international salary survey 2017

1 Jun 17

This year’s Hays International Salary Survey shows that potential pickings for candidates are a lot richer overseas. The ‘Trump bump’ and Australia’s infrastructure boom are fuelling the already-strong international demand for UK construction professionals


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?



Homes, sweet homes

21 Jul 17 | By Sarah Richardson

Government is not taking enough responsibilty for planning affordable housing – as the outcry over Battersea shows

Matt Harrison

Innovation doesn't need to be risky or a "big bang"

21 Jul 17 | By Matt Harrison

Innovation can be implemented carefully and the benefits of collective knowledge shared to put in place new ideas with far less risk

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Service of documents

21 Jul 17 | By Ted Lowery

A recent case illustrates a practical approach to the challenge of effecting good service upon a peripatetic respondent

Lindy Patterson

Over to you … No, over to you …

21 Jul 17 | By Lindy Patterson

We now know Hinkley Point C will be hugely over budget, is likely to be late, and that the contractor will have to bear the costs. But on other projects the allocation of risk is an area of fierce debate

Steve Douglas

Grenfell review must be considered and fearless

20 Jul 17 | By Steve Douglas

Politicians and professionals must be responsible and forensic in seeking the truth

Jack Pringle

Dreaming of Margate

19 Jul 17 | By Jack Pringle

On the run-down north Kent coast is a living example of regeneration in action. With its contemporary art gallery and now the revival of Dreamland amusement park, Margate has become a model for culture-led revival

Steve Burns

Five tips for fending off dreaded ‘scope creep’

18 Jul 17 | By Steve Burns

There will always be changes to projects as they progress, but there are steps architects can take to ensure alterations do not derail the scheme

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