Prime minister David Cameron visits London building site earlier this week after Conservatives propose extending the right to buy
The strategy document for BIM Level 3 - Digital Built Britain - is big on aspiration but comes up a little short on the details
As main contractor on the delayed Wembley stadium and chief player in the legal battle afterwards, Multiplex became a byword for tough contracting. But 10 years on the firm is set to become a £1bn turnover contractor
The government is backing it. Firms are paying top dollar for people that can do it. So why does the number of firms using building information modelling actually seem to be falling?
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The Conservatives’ pledge could create a legal minefield and distracts from challenge of building more homes
Part B needs improvement to make sure modern homes are safe. A fire in my constituency, one of a series across the country, has demonstrated that more work is needed
At next month’s May Design Series we’ll be launching a BIM tool for the fit out sector
With government support, we could soon be living in smart cities where buildings, urban infrastructure and even vehicles communicate intelligently
WONDERS & BLUNDERS
London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents
Nicola Rutt finds Oxford University’s Florey Building ‘brave and beautiful’, but thinks more recent student accommodation, Unite’s post-Olympic Stratford development, is ‘overbearing’ and ‘confused’
Andrew Henriques believes that his old school in Pimlico, designed by John Bancroft in the sixties, was a shining example of brutalist architecture. While its replacement is a lesson in ticking boxes
Since becoming UK chief of WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff following last year’s merger, Mark Naysmith has been busy integrating the two firms into one combined company
Haydn Mursell, Kier’s third chief executive in five years, is keen to maintain the firm’s traditional financial disciplines, while using his background in corporate mergers and acquisitions to push for future growth. Will he manage it?
Nick Taylor closed the Russian office of his company, Waterman Group, one month before Putin annexed the Crimea. He explains why pulling back from developing markets and focusing on the UK is right for the engineer
FROM THE EDITOR
Research shows that the overall number of firms saying they use BIM has dropped in the last year - should we be worried?