Thursday24 July 2014


One Brighton

From the archive in ... 2013

24 Jul 14

As One Brighton marks its fifth birthday, we take a look back to 2013 when it was profiled as a cost-effective model for sustainable living

1974 training archive

This week in 1974

18 Jul 14

As the construction industry faces a skills shortage, Building’s issue published July 1974 shows the sector facing similar problems

John Roycroft sketch

Sketch of the week: Structural concept sketches

18 Jul 14

This week’s sketch of the week is “structural concept sketches for a perspective office development” by John Roycroft, civil and structural engineering director at BDP.

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Skills gap news analysis

Training to nowhere

11 Jul 14

Plenty of young people across the UK are signing up for construction training - the real problem, according to a report out today, is that many are taking courses that simply don’t meet the industry’s needs.

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Recovery position

How vital is government as a construction client?

4 July 2014

Public sector work has kept much of the construction industry off the critical list for the past six years but with the private sector now in increasingly robust health, how much is government really needed as a client?

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Noble Francis

Stronger evidence of revival

24 Jul 14

June’s contract awards data shows an increase and indicates that the recovery is sustainable, at least in the medium term

Chris Tinker

How does your garden grow?

23 Jul 14

Garden cities hold out the attractive prospect of helping meet the demand for new housing, but political, financial and planning obstacles could nip them in the bud

Matt Fulford

Government has quietly unlocked a £900m energy efficiency pipeline

21 Jul 14

The government’s new energy audit scheme might seem like another green burden on companies, but there is money to be made too

Michael Dall

The pace of growth

24 Jul 14

This month’s figures show slight falls in commercial retail and infrastructure despite a generally positive sentiment in the industry, so what’s going on?

Stephen Gee

Get in early

22 Jul 14

The number of women in construction is still woefuly low. We need to engage with schools so that children have a better idea of what construction can offer

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David Perkin

Life chances

21 Jul 14

Can the UK find new ways of caring for the elderly, and evolve its nursing homes into places where people don’t ‘go to die’?

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Peter Amato

Interview: Peter Amato

17 Jul 14

As the man in charge of overseeing Chinese developer Dalian Wanda’s £3bn UK development plans, Peter Amato is already becoming the man contractors and consultants most want to know. But you’ll have to learn to keep up …

Tony Burton Wall

Inteview: Tony Burton

12 Jun 14

The Construction Industry Council’s new chairman wants the body to make a strong case on behalf of the industry’s professionals. He talks about skills shortages, improving the image of construction and stepping into the limelight

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Sarah Richardson

The game is on

18 Jul 14

Do this month’s two major takeovers show the market finding its feet?

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