Friday29 May 2015



Schools: Where are they all going to sit?

28 May 15 | By Joey Gardiner

25% more new school places will be needed in the next five years than the previous five, yet the government is cutting overall capital funding by 16%


It’s time to fix the housing crisis

22 May 2015 | By David Blackman

With a dire shortage of homes in the country, what has the government got to do to get housing working again?

Inside Westminster

Inside Westminster: Bringing the house down

14 May 15 | By Mark Leftly

Costs are being estimated for the critical repair job needed to the Houses of Parliament - with some suggesting the Palace of Westminster has just 20 years before it’s unusable

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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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David Cameron and cabinet

The next five years

14 May 15

Following a surprise result which leaves the Tories free to rule without coalition partners, what can construction expect from the next parliament?

Election 2015

Election special: Now listen here...

08 May 2015

Company chiefs and heads of industry bodies from across the sector set out their messages to the prime minister

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Robin Butler

Interview: Robin Butler

7 May 15

Developer Urban & Civic plans to build 40,000 homes on difficult, large sites - and after a key acquisition, looks well on the path to achieving that. We meet MD Robin Butler as he scours the land for housebuilders

Mark Naysmith

Interview: Mark Naysmith

9 Apr 15

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

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Image of the week

Queen's Speech 2015

Image of the week: Back in the House

29 May 15

The state opening of parliament

Sketch of the week

Neopolis business park

Sketch of the week: Moscow Neopolis business park

29 May 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Sam Breed at LDA Design.

Solar panels

Online poll: Green building

28 May 15

Will this government be better for green construction than the Conservative / Lib Dem coalition? Vote here


Joey Gardiner

Policy by accident

29 May 15

Much of the agenda spelled out by the Queen this week will be welcome but there remain big concerns

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Barbara Welch

The future remains uncertain

29 May 15

A majority government gives business a stable platform so we can go back to ‘business as usual’ – but what happens next?

Nick Cullen

It’s not just carbon that changes climate

29 May 15

The effects of deforestation in South America highlight the interrelated nature of our climate, ecosystem and lifestyle

Richard Steer 2014

Construction 2025: Where were you?

28 May 15

The government’s strategy document outlined a utopian vision for construction. What happened?

Jack Pringle

Morrell dilemma

28 May 15

The Edge report may have put the cat among the professional pigeons, but it’s essential reading for institutions overdue for a long, hard look at themselves – and maybe even an incentive for them to start working together

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