Tuesday28 April 2015


Election 2015

Floating voters: Five years on

23 Apr 15

Building catches up with a group of senior floating voters from the construction industry to ask them what they learnt from the last election

Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband’s letter to the construction industry

23 Apr 15

Leader of the Labour party responds to Building’s manifesto aims

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Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg’s letter to the construction industry

23 Apr 15

Leader of the Liberal Democrats responds to Building’s manifesto aims

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Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett’s letter to the construction industry

28 Apr 15

Leader of the Green party responds to Building’s manifesto aims

Betting the house

Right to buy: Betting the house

24 Apr 15

Joey Gardiner scrutinises the Tories’ plans to extend right to buy to housing associations

Attitudes to BIM

BIM survey results: Levelling off?

17 April 2015

The government is backing it. Firms are paying top dollar for people that can do it. So why does the number of firms using building information modelling actually seem to be falling?

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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

Haydn Mursell

Interview: Haydn Mursell

27 Mar 15

Haydn Mursell, Kier’s third chief executive in five years, is keen to maintain the firm’s traditional financial disciplines, while using his background in corporate mergers and acquisitions to push for future growth. Will he manage it?

Nick Taylor

Interview: Nick Taylor

19 Mar 15

Nick Taylor closed the Russian office of his company, Waterman Group, one month before Putin annexed the Crimea. He explains why pulling back from developing markets and focusing on the UK is right for the engineer

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Image of the week

Cameron and apprentice

Image of the week: 'Say what…?'

24 Apr 15

Prime minister David Cameron (right) talks to an apprentice during a visit to a construction site in Leeds

Sketch of the week

Sketch of the week: Thames skyline

Sketch of the week: Thames skyline

24 Apr 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Amy Jones, an architect who works for Probyn Miers


Election poll: Who's best for construction?

23 Apr 15

Which of the UK political parties has the best policies for construction? Vote here


Sarah Richardson

Seriously, now

24 April 2015

The election may have been dominating the news for weeks, but it is really only now - with all manifestos in the public domain - that the battle for votes is under way

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Richard Steer 2014

The science of talent spotting

28 Apr 15

We need to get more sophisticated in how we recruit construction professionals - let’s ditch the random CV trawl in favour of focused data analysis

Tony Burton

How to assess the coalition's legacy

27 Apr 15

The impact of the coalition’s policies on towns, cities and countryside appears to be random, and maybe that’s the intention behind mixing free market ideology with community localism

Stephen Gee

Steve Gee’s campaign diary: week 1

24 April 2015

John Rowan and Partners’ managing partner Steve Gee is standing as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for the Epsom and Ewell constituency

Joey Gardiner

Construction’s election week: 24.04.15

24 Apr 15

The right to buy and the influence of the SNP dominate the election

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