Sunday21 December 2014


Ian Sutcliffe

Countryside float on hold amid growing economic fears

19 Dec 14

Housebuilder unlikely to float in 2015, amid concerns over weakening global economy and pre-election uncertainty

Design for the Garden Bridge

Boris waves through garden bridge

19 Dec 14

Mayor of London approves Thomas Heatherwick-designed garden bridge, as three contractors are shortlisted

King's Cross

Carillion scoops £100m of work on King's Cross regeneration

19 Dec 14

Contractor has been appointed to build three buildings in the north of Argent’s King’s Cross scheme


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Video: Building’s 2014 Christmas challenge

19 Dec 14

Watch five teams of construction professionals attempt to build the Cheesegrater, UN Headquarters and more in our Lego challenge


Whitmore Park Primary School

Projects 2014 review: part 3

19 Dec 14

Building takes a look back at the completed projects that impressed in 2014

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Market review - November

Market review: A slight dip

16 Dec 14

The value of construction contracts awarded in the UK dropped to £5.8bn in November, with residential accounting for the highest proportion of contracts awarded by value. Here are highlights of Barbour ABI’s latest monthly Economic & Construction Market Review


London Bridge

London Bridge: New platforms for new year

19 Dec 14

Finishing touches made to a pair of platforms at London Bridge

More buildings


Compact passenger lift

What to specify: Housing

11 Dec 14

The housing products in this issue’s Specifier include timber windows and doors, plant support systems for roofs, and external wall insulation. Plus there’s info on CPD, training viedeos and guides to Part L


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Sketch of the week: library concept

19 Dec 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by structural engineer Nirlep Chhabra at SJIL



Review of 2014: Fairy tale endings

19 Dec 14

Continuing our look back at the year gone by, here’s a selection of some of the biggest positive news

More 2014 Review



Jingle bell blocks

19 Dec 14

Take five teams of construction professionals, stick them in a roomful of Lego, get them to carry out three slightly offbeat tasks, and award them bonus points for good ideas on where to stick Santa… yes, folks, it can only be Building’s 2014 Christmas challenge


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Online poll: 2015

19 Dec 14

Is the construction industry in a strong position going into 2015? Vote here


Building xmas

Building's Christmas Twitter competition

16 Dec 14

To celebrate the festive season Building are looking for photos which capture what Christmas means to people within the construction industry


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Barbour ABI's December market review is out now

15 Dec 14

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


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


Hansom at Christmas

Hansom: The Presents under the tree

19 Dec 14

Hello, children … Were you naughty or nice this year? Let me rummage in my sack and produce some Lego, a load of bikes, a massive train set, and a bottle of whisky. Plus, finally, a policy document that makes sense


Sarah Richardson

We will go to the ball

19 Dec 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Before 2014 draws to a close, it’s important to look at how the sector can get the most out of 2015


Sarah Richardson

We will go to the ball

19 Dec 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Before 2014 draws to a close, it’s important to look at how the sector can get the most out of 2015

Chris Tinker

No fear of government turning housebuilder

18 Dec 14 | By Chris Tinker

Housebuilders will welcome the government’s return to directly commissioning homes if it genuinely increases supply

Scott Mabug and Robin Wood

Just what the doctor ordered

18 Dec 14 | By Robin Wood and Scott Mabbutt

Doctors and other healthcare professionals now have responsibility for commissioning health-related buildings. But do they have the expertise - or time - for such procurement?

Michael Dall

2015’s pipeline looks strong

17 Dec 14 | By Michael Dall

As 2014 draws to a close there are still plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the performance of the construction industry

Noble Francis

Some seasonal cheer

17 Dec 14 | By Noble Francis

As we come to the end of the year and thoughts turn to Christmas, the latest CPA/Barbour ABI Construction index brings us more seasonal cheer

Richard McCarthy

How does your garden grow?

17 Dec 14 | By Richard McCarthy

It may be an old idea, but if done properly the latest crop of government-approved garden cities could really help meet housing need in a sustainable way

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