Sunday01 May 2016



Market review: Holding steady

26 Apr 16 | By Michael Dall

A month on from the Budget, the construction sector remains in reasonable health despite monthy fluctuations


Gathering evidence

22 Apr 16 | By Will Mann

Building’s recent debate on evidence-based design identified post-occupancy evaluation as a crucial part of the process. Building looks at the issue in more detail

Nine Elms

Nightmare on Nine Elms street?

14 Apr 16 | By Joey Gardiner

The UK’s biggest construction site in west London looks on paper like a dream development in a market desperate for new housing. But amid scare stories of fleeing investors and slashed prices

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M62 motorway

Planes, trains and automobiles

27 Apr 16

George Osborne is famously a fan of infrastructure - but is he putting his money where his mouth is?

Battersea crane collapse

Battersea crane tragedy: After the fall

22 Apr 16

Ten years after the Battersea crane tragedy, Joey Gardiner talks to the mother of one of the two men killed in the accident and asks if tower cranes are any safer now than they were a decade ago


Testing our metal

21 Apr 16

The steel rollercoaster of the last few weeks seems to have ended well, with Greybull’s purchase of Tata’s construction division. But is this, and the government’s call to ‘buy British’, enough to save UK steel?

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Andy Steele

Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

29 Mar 16

It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?

Simon Eyers

Simon Eyers: Beating the odds

14 Mar 16

National Apprenticeship Week: Being born deaf and mute hasn’t stopped Simon Eyers landing a job as an electrician at contractor FM Conway

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Image of the week

Image of the week

Image of the week: 'Her legacy lives on ...'

29 Apr 16

A poster showing the late Zaha Hadid fixed onto the under-construction Opus building in Dubai

Sketch of the week

Sketch High Court India

Sketch of the week: Law court in India

29 Apr 16

This week’s sketch is by Shashank Jain, senior environmental consultant at ChapmanBDSP


Online poll: Forecasts

27 Apr 16

Are you concerned by the repeated downgrades to construction forecasts for 2016 and 2017? Vote here


Sarah Richardson

In uncertain times

29 Apr 16

The construction sector has become well used to ups and downs in economic assessments of its performance

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Dan Jestico

Less regulation shouldn’t mean less green thinking

29 Apr 16

This week marks the fifth Green Sky Thinking week – time to look at sustainable design challenges

Sadie Morgan

Total infrastructure

27 Apr 16

Specialist skills are valuable assets for any profession but they work most creatively when they’re flexible and adaptable

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Andy Wates

The social network

26 Apr 16

The launch of the Buy Social Corporate Challenge - which will see a group of companies spend £1bn with social enterprises by 2020 - is a catalyst for change. But the concept needs more than money to thrive

Bill Wright

Get up-to-speed with BIM

22 Apr 16

The ECA is providing guidance for firms trying to engage with building information modelling

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