Friday20 January 2017



The sky’s the limit

20 Jan 17 | By Iain Withers

New York is home to some of the most pioneering modern engineering feats - a 7,000-ton hovering stadium roof, impossibly skinny skyscrapers and a mammoth flood defence system disguised as a park

Economic Construction Market Review - December 2016

Market review: A bumpy ride

4 Jan 17 | By Michael Dall

The Autumn Statement put its money behind infrastructure projects - but forecasts warn that difficult times lie ahead


2016 untangled - part two

19 Dec 16 | By Building editorial team

Even people who like surprises are likely to end 2016 wondering if there isn’t something to be said for ‘boring and predictable’. The Building team reports on the rollercoaster highs and lows of one of the weirdest years on record

More features


New homes being built at a garden village

It takes a village

11 Jan 17

The government’s recent commitment to back 14 new garden villages sounds like a lovely idea, providing 48,000 much-needed homes in stand-alone communities


2017: The mists of time to come…

3 Jan 17

It’s been a long time since the industry - and the country - has faced a year of such uncertainty. Joey Gardiner tries to make sense of it all

New York

How is New York dealing with Trump?

9 Dec 16

New Yorkers are still in shock at the idea of a Trump presidency, but some of those working in construction concede that having in the White House a New York property mogul with a $1tn infrastructure spend on his mind may not be all bad news

More news analysis


Paul Cossell

Paul Cossell: Above and beyond

13 Jan 17

Paul Cossell took charge of ISG last year as the fit-out, construction and engineering firm transferred into private hands, a move which has enabled him to explore areas outside the core business


Neil Martin: Steady as he goes

8 Dec 16

Since Neil Martin took over at the helm of Lendlease’s European construction operations he has returned the firm to profit and steadied the ship. So the question everyone wants to know is how he did it

More interviews

Image of the week

Piccadilly Circus lights

Image of the week: Dying of the light

19 Jan 17

People watch the iconic advertising screens at Piccadilly Circus being switched off

Sketch of the week

Basilica da Estrela

Sketch of the week: Basilica da Estrela

20 Jan 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Martin Douglas, associate director of Bristol-based Pad Design

Theresa May

Online poll: Single market

18 Jan 17

Will Theresa May’s decision to leave the EU single market have a negative knock-on effect for UK construction? Vote here


Sarah Richardson

What kind of Brexit?

19 Jan 17

Building is calling on our readers to complete our survey about your priorities for the sector in the negotiations ahead

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Nick Cullen

Will Trump ever be a cheerleader for sustainable development?

20 Jan 17

The new US president isn’t known for his commitment to tackling climate change, yet if he can see the economic benefit for his country he might become a convert

Michael Dall

Commercial sector slowdown

20 Jan 17

Investor sentiment in the commercial sector is falling, as office capital values drop

Conor Leyden

How to build homes safely in flood prone areas

20 Jan 17

New homes can be built safely in flood prone areas but we need to have a grown-up conversation about development

Andrew Stunell

Construction must not be left out

19 Jan 17

Theresa May’s speech on Brexit has done little to reassure construction that the government understands the industry’s concerns, says Andrew Stunell

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