Saturday10 December 2016


Economic Construction Market Review - November 2016

Market review: Better than expected

29 Nov 16 | By Michael Dall

The economy has lost some momentum since the summer’s Brexit vote, but is doing better than analysts had forecast


Good Employer Guide 2016: Winners

25 Nov 16

Find out the overall top five winners in this year’s Good Employer Guide

Good Employer Guide 2016

Good Employer Guide 2016: Diversity challenge

25 Nov 16 | By David Blackman

Women and people from ethnic minorities make up just 10% of the UK building industry’s total employees, and new recruits are few and far between. So what are firms doing to widen construction’s gene pool?

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New York

How is New York dealing with Trump?

9 Dec 16

New Yorkers are still in shock at the idea of a Trump presidency, but some of those working in construction concede that having in the White House a New York property mogul with a $1tn infrastructure spend on his mind may not be all bad news

Tour of a building site

Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16

Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?

Donald Trump

Waiting on the White House

23 Nov 16

Could having a property developer as US president be good for UK construction, or will Trump’s protectionist approach spark trade wars and global recession?

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Neil Martin: Steady as he goes

8 Dec 16

Since Neil Martin took over at the helm of Lendlease’s European construction operations he has returned the firm to profit and steadied the ship. So the question everyone wants to know is how he did it

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Image of the week

New York christmas tree

Image of the week: Festive cheer

9 December 2016

In New York this week, the world’s tallest digitally-animated Christmas tree - a full 204ft - is lit up in Times Square

Sketch of the week

Sketch of the week

Sketch of the week: Housing layout in Oxfordshire

9 December 2016

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Hannah Smart from West Waddy ADP


Online poll: Privatised rail

9 Dec 16

Should the £530m East West Rail link be fully privatised? Vote here


Chloe McCulloch

The new reality

9 December 2016

New Yorkers didn’t vote for Trump just as Londoners didn’t vote for Brexit, but whatever their misgivings the business of doing business goes on

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Nigel Goddard

The many rather than the few

9 December 2016

To solve the skills shortage, the industry needs to look beyond the narrow confines of apprenticeships for young people

Mark Halstead

Efficiency in the NHS doesn’t have to mean cost cutting

8 Dec 16

NHS trusts must squeeze every penny out of limited captial funding, but with some careful thought at in the early stages they can deliver better outcomes

Richard Threlfall

A winning formula

8 Dec 16

Creating cities that foster vibrant communities and with the infrastructure in place to secure their economic competitiveness, is no mean feat

Ben Bolgar

Placemaking in student housing

6 Dec 16

Involving students, staff and the local community in masterplanning has helped transform this university campus

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