There’s an upbeat mood in this year’s Top 150 consultants survey with strong growth and jobs being created. It’s now just a matter of finding the staff to keep it going
This week’s sketch is by Bryan Avery, principal of Avery Associates Architects.
Is zero carbon a lost cause? A roundtable discussion of sustainable construction experts set up by Building investigates if mounting industry fears are justified
The Lyons Review, published last week, sets out a routemap to the construction of 200,000 homes a year through reform of the way the industry works. So what do private housebuilders and affordable housing landlords make of it?
The amount of consumer information for home buyers is pitiful, but now a pilot project will test what better home performance labelling might look like in practice
The latest CPA/Barbour ABI Construction Index reached 132 in September, 3% higher than in August and 12% higher than one year earlier
A new report shows that high quality sustainable office design is not only good for the planet, it’s good for your staff’s wellbeing and productivity too
We need to have access to the widest range of people possible to ensure we have all the skills we need
The latest construction output figures show that the industry remains in a relatively healthy position
Work on the Government Construction Strategy continues apace, but there’s still lots to do
Could new chief executive Leo Quinn be the right person to breathe new life into the firm?
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
The new boss of Aggregate Industries is working overtime to ensure a recovering market has all the materials it needs and to improve the firm’s relationship with the supply chain
Steve Morgan left Redrow in 2000 but returned five years ago to save the housebuilder he founded, now it’s posting record results
Phil Wilbraham, the man who oversaw two Heathrow terminals, now has to implement the airport’s new framework strategy, which means driving down construction costs