Tuesday24 November 2015


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Special application

20 Nov 15 | By Joey Gardiner

From the outside things may be looking better for specialist firms but money is still tight, especially with some contractors imposing tough terms and long payment times. Is it time for specialists to cut out the middle-men?

BIM illustration

Waste not, want not

20 Nov 15

Companies that are choosing a single platform for organising and distributing documents are saving time and reducing hassle

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Universities: Short-term fix

12 Nov 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Raising tuition fees gave university estates a shot in the arm, in terms of investment. But with student numbers predicted to fall and competition fierce, how can institutions maintain that momentum?

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fulham wharf

It’s the final countdown

19 Nov 15

With just over four months to go before BIM level 2 will be required on all central government projects, Building reveals the responses to its second annual BIM survey. There’s good news … and there’s bad news

crossrail alamy

Spending cuts: Where the axe falls

5 Nov 15

As the chancellor prepares to unveil the latest Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement, Building asks where will the cuts be made

on the turn

Economic recovery: On the turn?

30 Oct 15

Future-gazing economists don’t have to look very far to see threatening signs on the horizon for the construction industry. As the CPA revises its forecasts down, should we be calling time on the recovery?

More news analysis

Image of the week

Eiffel tower after Paris attacks

Image of the week: ‘She does not sink …’

20 Nov 15

The Eiffel Tower is illuminated with the colours of the French flag in memory of the victims of last week’s terrorist attacks on Paris

Sketch of the week


Sketch of the week: Church of St Mary Magdalene

20 Nov 15

This week’s sketch is by Ian Dollamore at Urban Infill


Online poll: Specialist contractors

18 Nov 15

Would it benefit the industry if specialist contractors worked more directly with clients? Vote here



The colour of money

20 Nov 15

How much is really at stake for the sector in next week’s spending announcement?

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Richard Robinson

Spending review: Providing the detail

24 Nov 15

While Osborne’s £100bn commitment to infrastructure is good news, all eyes will be on the detail of the Spending Review for greater clarity

John Assael

Nice work

24 Nov 15

The chairman of the first company to top Building’s Good Employer Guide two years running encourages the industry to do more to attract new talent

Michael Dall

Mixed messages

20 Nov 15

Industry sentiment surveys suggests a growing industry while official statistics show declines in activity

Barny Evans

Overheating in homes: The hot topic

19 Nov 15

What is overheating in homes it and how can the industry deal with it?

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