Friday31 October 2014


High speed train

Infographic: Estimates for improved journey times with ‘HS3'

31 Oct 14

How much would the proposed ‘HS3’ speed up journey times between our major northern cities?


Pumpkin of the week

31 Oct 14

In place of sketch of the week this week, we asked for your best Halloween pumpkins…

Archive 3110

This week in 1974

31 Oct 14 | By James Clegg

The government was in a predicament on construction 40 years ago not too different from the one it faces now

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Is the north on the up

Is the north on the up?

31 Oct 14

George Osborne talks of a creating a ‘northern powerhouse’ but how much faith should the industry put in Westminster’s affirmations?

new houses

Reviewing the Lyons Review

23 Oct 14

The Lyons Review sets out a routemap to the construction of 200,000 homes a year, so what do private housebuilders and affordable housing landlords make of it?

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Silhouette construction

Online poll: Modern slavery

30 Oct 14

Do you think that modern slavery is prevalent in the UK construction industry? Vote here

Pete Baxter

Tapping into the Internet of Things

29 Oct 14

Devices that monitor appliances in buildings are a powerful way to help occupants manage their properties more efficiently and sustainably

Chris Tinker

Lyons doesn't grasp planning nettle

28 Oct 14

Further simplification needed if new entrants to the industry are to be encouraged

Richard Steer 2014

The bigger picture

30 Oct 14

Concerns about what is, for now, a slight blip in output figures would be better directed at thinking how to build the industry’s capacity to grow

Frank McLeod

How can I help you?

28 Oct 14

We can make BIM simple - here’s how

Iain Parker

Scouting further afield for contractors

27 Oct 14

There is no doubt that there is a strong case for new entrants in the market and it is occurring

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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


Alan Brookes

Interview: Alan Brookes

24 Oct 14

The UK chief executive of EC Harris on parent company Arcadis’ acquisition of Hyder, and the firm’s own growth ambitions 

Pat Ward

Interview: Pat Ward

9 Oct 14

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

Interview: Steve Morgan

3 October 2014

Steve Morgan left Redrow in 2000 but returned five years ago to save the housebuilder he founded, now it’s posting record results

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Sarah Richardson

Looking north

31 Oct 14

The chancellor’s pledge to drive a ‘northern powerhouse’ economy and backing for a north-east-north-west high-speed rail line offer welcome prospects for work

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