Saturday20 September 2014


Graduates Sept 09

This week in 2009

19 Sep 14

Five years ago Building spoke to the graduates struggling to find work in the sector

Cameron conference

Party time

19 Sep 14 | By David Blackman

As we approach the last party conference season before the general election, Building offers a guide to where each party stands on construction issues


Sketch of the week: the recession rollercoaster

19 Sep 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by John Griffiths, a partner at architecture and design firm Paul Davis + Partners

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Procurement on trial

Procurement on trial

22 Aug 14

Construction firms are increasingly emboldened to take the government to court over its procurement decisions, but who’s to blame?

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Earls Court

Earls Court: That's show business

7 Aug 14

Plans to redevelop 77 acres of prime real estate in Earls Court - entailing the demolition of London’s landmark exhibition centre - have become mired in political wrangling. But is there really any doubt as to how it will end?

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Michael Dall

Independence vote: a collective sigh of relief

19 Sep 14

Whatver your views on the referendum, for Scottish construction a “no” means a number of tricky issues are sidestepped

Sarah Richardson

Changing preconceptions

19 Sep 14

A positive external image of the sector will go a long way to bringing in fresh talent 

Julia Parks

Housing standards review: Highs and lows

17 Sep 14

The government has unveiled national space and security standards – but things remain to be done

Debbie Aplin

Boosting brownfield

19 Sep 14

Is the government offering enough of an incentive for local authorities and private sector developers with its brownfield housing initiative?

Joey Gardiner

It's time to put your ideas to the politicians

19 Sep 14

Help us shape Building’s Agenda 15 manifesto

Tony Williams

Farewell Greg Fitzgerald

17 Sep 14

I’ll be sorry to see the Galliford Try boss go but he has done his bit for the firm and the industry

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Wonders & blunders with Gill Parker

12 Sep 14

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

Florey building, Oxford

Wonders and blunders with Nicola Rutt

13 Jun 14

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’

Pimlico wonder

Wonders and blunders with Andrew Henriques

3 Jun 14

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


Andrew Davies, Wates

Interview: Andrew Davies

12 Sep 14

When Andrew Davies, Wates’ chief executive, goes to the board next month it will be to tell them how he intends to double turnover at the £1bn family firm. But don’t expect a revolution

Mark Davey

Interview: Mark Davey

28 Aug 14

Defying five years of recession, cladding company Lakesmere has experienced rapid growth. MD Mark Davey reveals how the firm beat the downturn

Gary Sullivan 3

Interview: Gary Sullivan

21 Aug 14

Gary Sullivan, co-founder and chairman of Wilson James, explains what the army can teach construction

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