The number and value of construction contracts awarded is rising, with growth in the residential sector especially clear. Michael Dall discusses the highlights of Barbour ABI’s monthly Economic & Construction review
The government’s modern industrial strategy has been welcomed by business groups but are there opportunities for construction to benefit?
Converting old prisons into housing to fund new prisons in less expensive locations isn’t going according to script
Sadiq Khan is on a crusade to improve London’s air quality and now has construction firmly in his sights. Joey Gardiner reports on the high levels of pollution coming from building sites, the danger they pose to workers, and the pressure being put on the industry to clean up its act
For some, last week’s housing white paper wasn’t worth the white paper it was printed on, but for others it presents a radical shift in policy away from home ownership and towards a much wider range of housing needs
When Building launched its Building A Better Brexit campaign at the start of the year, we promised a reader survey to find out what the industry wanted the government to take into its negotiations with the EU
In 2014, Bruno Dupety was brought in to sort out Vinci’s UK construction arm: managing some massive project losses, refreshing the leadership team and restructuring struggling parts of the business
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
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FROM THE EDITOR
Construction should be getting behind Sadiq Khan’s proposals for tackling air pollution from site machinery
January’s index is up but there are mixed fortunes across sectors
Private housebuilding is the fastest growing sector in construction but major investment is needed to solve the housing crisis
Diesel fumes are a hazardous substance that can increase the risk of lung cancer, which like all work-related cancers is preventable
The government has been willing to listen to advice from the construction industry when considering the renovation of its home in Westminster. Would it not be wise to listen to our views on the housing shortage and Brexit as well?