Saturday03 December 2016


Construction costs hit five-year high as output grows

2 Dec 16

Housebuilding strongest as commercial rebounds after Brexit vote

St John's Wood riding school

Heavyweight trio chase £1.5bn luxury resi deal

2 Dec 16

Lendlease, Multiplex and McAlpine eye St John’s Wood scheme

Hilary Benn

Benn calls on industry to work together to train apprentices

2 Dec 16

Brexit committee chair says building firms are responsible for ensuring there are enough future workers


Tour of a building site

Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16

Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?

At Beaumont, a Country and Coast Homes development in Exeter, CX cavity lintels from Catnic supported the sharp, unusual shape of the buildings

CPD 22 2016: Specifying steel lintels

29 Nov 16

Correct specification and installation is critical to the performance of a steel lintel. This CPD, sponsored by Catnic, outlines the main points to consider


Economic Construction Market Review - November 2016

Market review: Better than expected

29 Nov 16

The economy has lost some momentum since the summer’s Brexit vote, but is doing better than analysts had forecast



Specialist contractors: Marginal moves

25 Nov 16

Many specialist contractors are seeing margins recover, but wariness about future work remains

Figure 1: Warehouse Relocated: 9 Cambridge Avenue

Whole-life carbon: Circular economy

2 Dec 16

Typical design approaches minimise energy use and then offset to reach net zero – but how reliable is offsetting in reality?


What to specify: M&E

22 Nov 16

This week, Google gets an airflow system that uses technology developed for Hong Kong’s underground railway, a guide on floor plenum airtightness can be downloaded free, software maps moisture levels in projects and fans get bionic over blades

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

Fenwick Elliott Annual Review

Fenwick Elliott Annual Review - 2016/2017

3 Nov 16

A round-up of key developments in the construction, engineering and energy arena


James Pellatt

Interview with James Pellatt Video

28 Oct 16

The Great Portland Estates head of projects talks about the increasing importance of wellbeing


Stephen Stone being interviewed by Building editor Sarah Richardson at Building Live

Image of the week: Going Live

2 Dec 16

Crest Nicholson chief executive Stephen Stone is interviewed by Building editor Sarah Richardson


Residential building in conservation area

Sketch of the week: Residential building in conservation area

2 Dec 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Chris Robinson, partner at Aldington Craig + Collinge


Holy Trinity Primary School, Dalston

Holy Trinity Primary School: Dual distinction

1 Dec 16

A lack of space means that many new schools in London are built within residential schemes and lack a visual expression of their own

Read the Good Employer Guide 2016 - see the top 50 employers
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Online poll: Housing crisis

1 Dec 16

Can modular homes solve the UK’s housing crisis? Vote here

Building Awards

Building Awards winners 2016

Building Awards 2016: Picture gallery

9 Nov 16

Picture highlights from the Building Awards


Sarah Richardson

Housing: Time to get serious

2 Dec 16 | By Sarah Richardson

If the government is serious about tackling the housing crisis more needs to be done

BIM special


BIM survey: Multi-dimensional issues

11 Nov 16

Building’s annual BIM survey shows a lack of qualified staff, perceived higher costs and handicaps for SMEs, makes a fully digital built environment a far cry

Salary survey


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


GEG 2016

Good Employer Guide 2016: Trend Setters

25 Nov 16

An ever-dwindling workforce means the built environment is in dire need of fresh blood. So what improvements are this year’s top 50 employers making to retain staff and entice new recruits?

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Barbour ABI's November market review is out now

24 Nov 16

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


Hansom HT

Hansom: The malcontents

2 December 2016

If you thought the grouse season was almost over, think again - there’s all manner of bellyaching this week - luckily, we have Titanic-inspired apartments, a tale of love pursued and a nice ski holiday to look forward to


Steven Dixon, Rick Willmott, Sir Ian Dixon and Peter Willmott

This week in 1996

2 Dec 16

20 years ago a fresh-faced Rick Willmott was being groomed to take over Willmott Dixon


Sarah Richardson

Housing: Time to get serious

2 Dec 16 | By Sarah Richardson

If the government is serious about tackling the housing crisis more needs to be done

Tony Bingham

Third time lucky?

2 Dec 16 | By Tony Bingham

Here’s a case that shows up the sheer muddle that is the Construction Act’s payment rules. They need to be rewritten - only not by those who made such a mess of it on the first two attempts

Simon Tolson

Letters of the law

2 Dec 16 | By Simon Tolson

The law on letters of credit has been upheld in two cases; banks cannot refuse to pay a demand meeting the requirements of a letter of credit unless it would involve fraud

Nicholas Baatz

Futureproof your disputes

2 Dec 16 | By Nicholas Baatz

Leaving the European Union could cause complications for the enforcement of court actions against firms and entities in EU member states. Arbitration could offer an alternative

Sadie Morgan

Homes for humans

1 Dec 16 | By Sadie Morgan

As we scramble to address the housing crisis and rapidly changing demographics, we must not overlook the positive difference good design can make

Barnaby Redwood

Are you maximising your R&D tax credits?

1 Dec 16 | By Barnaby Redwood

Factoring in R&D at the tendering stage may be new to some but it can give a contractor significant advantages

Michael Stimpson

Building a university in the mountains

30 Nov 16 | By Michael Stimpson

The harsh winter and remote mountain location of the University of Central Asia in the Kyrgyz Republic created some unique challenges

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