Friday30 September 2016

Steel

British Steel to 'return to profit'

29 Sep 16

Former Tata Steel business claims it’s on track to make proft in first financial year

Grosvenor House hotel

Seven CEOs vie for top chief executive award

29 Sep 16

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

Almacantar 125 Shaftesbury Avenue

Almacantar joins Build UK

29 Sep 16

Sign up marks another departure for formerly contractor-focussed organisation.

Man on roof

Sustainability: The housing ‘trilemma’

28 Sep 16

How can the UK deliver the volume of new homes required without sacrificing wellbeing or environmental performance?

LATEST PROJECTS

Plymouth School of Creative Arts

Building Awards Project of the Year shortlist: Part 2

21 Sep 16

The Building Awards Project of the Year shortlist puts the spotlight on transformative projects that have raised the bar for excellence

#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

BUSINESS BAROMETER: Your Interactive Guide to Construction Activity

Latest League Tables

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The CPA/Barbour ABI Index

Celotex insulation is added to a new flat roof installation

CPD 16 2016: Insulating flat roofs

16 Sep 16

The correct insulation specification is critical to the success of any flat roof installation. This CPD module, sponsored by Celotex, outlines the main points to consider

ADVERTORIAL

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

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

American hard wood

Image of the week: Ahead of the curve

23 Sep 16

Architect Alison Brooks’ Smile is part of this year’s London Design Festival

SKETCH OF THE WEEK

house sketch

Sketch of the week: Looking for a wife

23 Sep 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Mette McLarney, director of Bluepencil Designs

INTERVIEW

Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’

9 Sep 16

RIBA president-elect Ben Derbyshire is sure of one thing: the 182-year-old institute can’t go on the way it has done. So he’s embarking on a UK tour to try to stir up non-engaged members and convince them that turning the RIBA on its head is the best plan for its survival

Spectus

What to specify: Doors and windows

12 Sep 16

This week The Book House offices’ conversion sees the placement of period-style timber windows, four London fire stations get a thermally insulated suite and PC Henderson releases a rustic door kit ideal for a barn

ANALYSIS

Colombia feature

Colombia: Back in Bogotá

29 Sep 16

As a historic peace deal between the Colombian government and rebel group Farc is signed, Building returns to Bogotá

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BUILDING AWARDS

Building Awards shortlist party 2016

Industry gathers to celebrate Building Awards shortlist

19 Sep 16

Event at Building’s offices in central London attended by industry guests in the running for construction gongs

Careers

Spacelab office

Millennials: Goodbye 9-5

20 Sep 16

The world of work is changing. Forget being chained to a desk, a boss you only see through their office window

Hyperloop - register for the design competition

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

POLL

Corbyn

Online poll: Living wage

29 Sep 16

Should the Labour Party introduce a ‘national living wage’ of £10 an hour by 2020? Vote here

EDITOR'S VIEW

Sarah

Housing: Beyond slogans

23 Sep 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The need to focus on housing affordability and delivery couldn’t have been clearer

barbour report logo

Barbour ABI's September market review is out now

22 Sep 16

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

Hansom

Hansom HT

Hansom: What the dickens?

23 Sep 16

This week, we have a colourful tale of giant chimneys, a certain shade of the colour blue, ever-more absurd house prices, a modern mausoleum and some excellent exploits in aid of the less fortunate

THE ARCHIVE

Rising against the tide

This week in 1981

23 Sep 16

Before the Thames Barrier was brought to completion, a possible flood in the city of London was a grave concern


COMMUNITY OPINION

Mark Halstead

Good stakeholder management

29 Sep 16 | By Mark Halstead

Keeping control and engagement with all stakeholders is not just sensible but vital in any project

Jack Pringle

Brexit: Glass half full

29 Sep 16 | By Jack Pringle

We may have made a grave mistake in leaving the EU, but little can be achieved by dwelling on a bad hand. Perhaps we can do ‘Apple in Ireland’ incentive schemes: tax breaks, transport links and a Plymouth port that looks like Singapore

Jeffery Brown

Oral agreement: Power of the spoken word

29 Sep 16 | By Jeffrey Brown

Where a contract insists all changes must be in writing, what effect should there be when changes are introduced following an oral agreement? A recent Court of Appeal case provides guidance

Stephanie Canham

The Insurance Act 2015 – No ask no tell?

28 Sep 16 | By Stephanie Canham

On 12 August, the Insurance Act 2015 came into force, sweeping aside more than 100 years of legislation

David Blackman

Labour's down at heel conference

27 Sep 16 | By David Blackman

Building’s David Blackman reports from Liverpool where Labour’s remoteness from government is all too apparent

Helen Gough

Dawn of a new era for buildings

27 Sep 16 | By Helen Gough

Digital disruption is a challenge to our industry but there are smart solutions that can be applied to individual buildings and across portfolios

Sarah

Housing: Beyond slogans

23 Sep 16 | By Sarah Richardson

The need to focus on housing affordability and delivery couldn’t have been clearer

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