Keith Miller

Miller Group posts three-fold pre-tax profit jump

5 May 15

Housing and property group posts strong 2014 results, despite charging £12.6m for long-term incentives for senior staff

Finn Williams

Launch of 'Teach First-style' scheme to get architects into councils

5 May 15

Local authorities sign up to attract brightest young architects and planners

Bath Riverside scheme

Crest Nicholson and M&G ink PRS deal

5 May 15

Developer and investor agree deal to fund construction of Bath scheme


New UK Housing

Inside Westminster: Housing by numbers

30 Apr 15

In this election’s battle of the building stats, a major focus has been that worryingly few houses have been built in the last five years. But is this the coalition’s fault? Could other parties do better?


Cameron takes a selfie with a site worker

Image of the week: Selfie on site

1 May 15

In the last in our series of prime-minister-in-a-hard-hat-on-site photos before the election David Cameron poses with workers at an M&S site in Longbridge, West Midlands


London skyline

Architecture in a time of austerity

29 Apr 15

Ike Ijeh assesses the impact the coalition has had on architecture and how design has fared through the years of budget tightening

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Tracker: March 2015

30 Apr 15

While concern about constraints has edged up, the orders index has hit a record high and things are looking up for nearly every region

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Electric showers

What to specify: Water

20 Apr 15

This week’s water-based products include a limescale-reducing electrical shower, brass tap designs for The Ampersand hotel in London, and cast aluminium rainwater systems for two luxury Hertfordshire homes


A diverse approach

A diverse approach

21 Apr 15

Despite an impending skills shortage, the number of women and workers from ethnic minority backgrounds in construction is woefully low. Joey Gardiner asks three employers what their companies are doing to increase workforce diversity

Armstrong’s CoolZone phase change materials were installed at Belvoir High School in Nottingham

CPD 8 2015: Ceiling Solutions for Education

23 Mar 15

This module will examine how suspended ceilings can help meet both the acoustic and thermal-performance demands of schools under the PSBP. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings


Peckham coal line sketch

Sketch of the week: High level park, Peckham

1 May 15

This week’s sketch is part of a proposal for a high level park in Peckham, south London


Election 2015

Election special: The parties compared

01 May 2015

With less than a week to go until the election, and all parties having finally published their manifestos, how do the parties line up on the key issues for construction?

eric pickles

Eric Pickles' letter to the construction industry

Conservative party’s secretary of state responds to Building’s manifesto aims

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage’s letter to the construction industry

Leader of UKIP responds to Building’s manifesto aims

Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett’s letter to the construction industry

Leader of the Green party responds to Building’s manifesto aims


Floating voters: Which way are you leaning?

1 May 15

This week we catch up with our panel of floating voters, first selected during the 2010 election, to ask what they think the different parties offer the industry and who they are intending to vote for this time around


Downing Street

Election poll: Who's best for construction?

30 Apr 15

Which of the UK political parties has the best policies for construction? Vote here


Building Awards 2015

The stars of the show

29 Apr 15

Find out more about this year's winners and runners-up, starting with the first 10 categories. More to follow tomorrow...

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Barbour ABI's April market review is out now

21 Apr 15

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


Is this the greenest government ever?

Is this the greenest government ever?

9 Mar 15

Watch this exclusive film analysing the coalition government’s track record on green building policy featuring the shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change


Sarah Richardson

Seriously, now

24 April 2015 | By Sarah Richardson

The election may have been dominating the news for weeks, but it is really only now - with all manifestos in the public domain - that the battle for votes is under way



Hansom: Follies galore

24 April 2015

This week, the builder of a mock-Tudor castle prepares to move into demolition, a petition is launched for a duck, Network Rail gives us the willies, and election excitement reaches fever pitch as politicians dig a hole


Mark Leftly

The struggle for influence

4 May 15 | By Mark Leftly

Who’s getting the most time with the housing minister?

Julie Hirigoyen

Zero carbon can stimulate economic growth

2 May 15 | By Julie Hirigoyen

By 2019 all new non-domestic buildings need to be zero carbon - we won’t make it if we don’t fundamentally change our thinking

Sarah Richardson

Who can we trust?

1 May 15

With the prospect of a coalition government, it’s important to properly consider the smaller political parties’ construction values

Tim Clark

Construction’s election week: 01.05.15

1 May 15 | By Tim Clark

With less than a week to go housing is edging higher in the two main parties’ agendas

Richard McCarthy

Commitment issues

1 May 15 | By Richard McCarthy

Commercial landlords know to keep their buildings looking smart and working well. But when financial pressures intrude, other sectors should follow this lead and plan to invest over the whole life of a building

Robin Cross

There’s nothing natural about the disaster in Nepal

30 Apr 15 | By Robin Cross

This week’s tragedy stems from man-made problems: it’s poorly designed and built buildings in earthquake zones that kill people

Stephen Gee

Steve Gee’s campaign diary: week 2

30 Apr 15 | By Stephen Gee

John Rowan and Partners’ managing partner Steve Gee is standing as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the Epsom and Ewell constituency

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