Thursday23 October 2014


Top 150 consultants 2014

Top 150 consultants 2014: Let the good times roll

17 Oct 14 | By Joey Gardiner

There’s an upbeat mood in this year’s Top 150 consultants survey with strong growth and jobs being created. It’s now just a matter of finding the staff to keep it going

SOTW 1710

Sketch of the week: Rothenburg market square

17 Oct 14

This week’s sketch is by Bryan Avery, principal of Avery Associates Architects.

Celotex zero carbon

Much ado about zero

17 Oct 14 | By David Blackman

Is zero carbon a lost cause? A roundtable discussion of sustainable construction experts set up by Building investigates if mounting industry fears are justified

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new houses

Reviewing the Lyons Review

23 Oct 14

The Lyons Review, published last week, sets out a routemap to the construction of 200,000 homes a year through reform of the way the industry works. So what do private housebuilders and affordable housing landlords make of it?

Toy house

Always read the label: Home performance labelling

16 Oct 14

The amount of consumer information for home buyers is pitiful, but now a pilot project will test what better home performance labelling might look like in practice

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Noble Francis

Growth outside of housing

23 Oct 14

The latest CPA/Barbour ABI Construction Index reached 132 in September, 3% higher than in August and 12% higher than one year earlier

Julie Hirigoyen

How sustainable is your own office building?

22 Oct 14

A new report shows that high quality sustainable office design is not only good for the planet, it’s good for your staff’s wellbeing and productivity too

Helen Gough

Recruitment for the future

20 Oct 14

We need to have access to the widest range of people possible to ensure we have all the skills we need

Michael Dall

Diagnosing the drop

23 Oct 14

The latest construction output figures show that the industry remains in a relatively healthy position

Peter Hansford

Without stopping for breath

22 Oct 14

Work on the Government Construction Strategy continues apace, but there’s still lots to do

Sarah Richardson

Balfour Beatty's chance

17 Oct 14

Could new chief executive Leo Quinn be the right person to breathe new life into the firm?

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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


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

Phil Wilbraham

Interview: Phil Wilbraham

25 Sep 14

Phil Wilbraham, the man who oversaw two Heathrow terminals, now has to implement the airport’s new framework strategy, which means driving down construction costs

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