Sunday29 November 2015



Let's talk Turkey

27 Nov 15 | By Louise Dransfield

Despite acute problems on its borders and ongoing political instability, not to mention a permanently-pending EU membership application, Turkey has new build figures the UK can only dream of. But is it open to UK firms getting in on the act?

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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?

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Terms of engagement

27 Nov 15 | By Roxane McMeeken

From next year all centrally procured public projects will have to use BIM Level 2 and yet our industry still seems woefully unprepared. Building asked a panel of BIM enthusiasts how they would get construction more fully engaged to reap the technology’s benefits

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Online poll: Spending review

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Will George Osborne’s announcements on government spending be good for UK construction? Vote here



George, the builder

27 Nov 15

Might the chancellor’s catchphrase of “we are the builders” actually have come good?

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Jack Pringle

Specs and the City

25 Nov 15

The City of London has progressed past its original Square Mile perimeter physically. Now what businesses want culturally from the urban landscape has also changed

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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

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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

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Michael Dall

Mixed messages

20 Nov 15

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

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