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Saturday01 August 2015

FEATURES

Brandon Lewis

Interview: Brandon Lewis

31 Jul 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Building talks to housing minister Brandon Lewis about the Conservative government’s radical policy agenda

contract locations

Market review: Begin again

27 Jul 15 | By Michael Dall

The Budget has given us a taste of this Conservative government’s economic policy and forecasts for the sector are also looking strong

Southfacing

SME catch-up: Whatever happened to …

24 Jul 15 | By Louise Dransfield

Five years ago Building profiled 10 small, young firms whose fresh thinking and bright ideas stood in stark contrast to the gloomy economic environment at the time. Now, we revisit them to see how these cutting edge companies have fared while the industry has started to recover. So who has prospered, and who has struggled?

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NEWS ANALYSIS

Top 150

Top 150 contractors: Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

17 Jul 15

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 list shows the sector pulling out of recession and with a spring in its step. But with big losses for some contractors pushing down profits, and margins increasing by a mere 1.2%, the danger remains they could still fall flat on their backs.

Walkie Talkie; 1 Fitzroy Place; Wembley stadium; and Nova Victoria

PC Harrington: The higher they climb…

18 Jun 15

When PC Harrington Contractors collapsed into administration in May, it had debts of around £28.4m and just £900 cash in the bank. We reveal the true story of the firm’s demise

Construction professions

Professions: Now you see them, now you don’t

21 May 15

Construction’s professions could effectively disappear within a decade, according to the author of a challenging report

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Image of the week

Zak Ové sculpture British Museum

Image of the week: Heights at the museum

30 Jul 15

Zak Ové’s seven-metre high sculptures are installed in the British Museum’s Great Court

Sketch of the week

63 Compton Street sketch

Sketch of the week: 63 Compton Street

31 Jul 15

This week’s sketch is by architect Richard Doone

Insulation

Online poll: A future for retrofit?

29 Jul 15

Will a significant programme of retrofitting homes continue after the government’s cancellation of Green Deal funding? Vote here

FROM THE EDITOR

Sarah Richardson

The war on green

31 Jul 15

As another green policy goes up in smoke, does the government risk failing to live up to its obligations?

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COMMENT

Peter_Trebilcock

BIM: Diverse approaches to a common standard

30 Jul 15

Setting a standard aims to avoid the delays, costs and conflicts which arise but some industry bodies are developing their own

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Debbie Aplin

Too many questions

29 Jul 15

As the UK housing shortage comes closer to crisis point the government is rolling out a number of policies to make affordable homes available. But is it making the problem better or worse?

John Sinfield

Why CLC changes cut out the foundations from construction

24 Jul 15

The restructuring of the Construction Leadership Council means a third of the industry is not represented at the top table

Michael Dall

Fixing the foundations

22 Jul 15

The follow-up document to the summer Budget has stronger implications for construction

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