Despite acute problems on its borders and ongoing political instability, not to mention a permanently-pending EU membership application, Turkey has new build figures the UK can only dream of. But is it open to UK firms getting in on the act?
From the outside things may be looking better for specialist firms but money is still tight, especially with some contractors imposing tough terms and long payment times. Is it time for specialists to cut out the middle-men?
From next year all centrally procured public projects will have to use BIM Level 2 and yet our industry still seems woefully unprepared. Building asked a panel of BIM enthusiasts how they would get construction more fully engaged to reap the technology’s benefits
With just over four months to go before BIM level 2 will be required on all central government projects, Building reveals the responses to its second annual BIM survey. There’s good news … and there’s bad news
As the chancellor prepares to unveil the latest Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement, Building asks where will the cuts be made
Future-gazing economists don’t have to look very far to see threatening signs on the horizon for the construction industry. As the CPA revises its forecasts down, should we be calling time on the recovery?
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FROM THE EDITOR
Might the chancellor’s catchphrase of “we are the builders” actually have come good?
The City of London has progressed past its original Square Mile perimeter physically. Now what businesses want culturally from the urban landscape has also changed
While Osborne’s £100bn commitment to infrastructure is good news, all eyes will be on the detail of the Spending Review for greater clarity
The chairman of the first company to top Building’s Good Employer Guide two years running encourages the industry to do more to attract new talent
Industry sentiment surveys suggests a growing industry while official statistics show declines in activity