Wednesday14 October 2015


Mark Leftly

Not plane sailing

8 Oct 15 | By Mark Leftly

Labour conference showed the party is currently split into three significant factions


Bringing it all back home

7 Oct 15 | By Joey Gardiner

With some main contractors taking delivery expertise back in house in the hope it will reassure clients they can get the job done, Joey Gardiner asks if the subcontracting model has had its day

The life of Riley

2 Oct 15 | By David Blackman

Firms working with 125-year-old consultancy Henry Riley can expect more than personal service and quality - the relationship can last a lifetime

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Can Corbynomics get Britain building?

8 Oct 15

As the major influence on Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policy, Richard Murphy has had a lot to talk about over the last few months. But what might the much-trailed people’s QE mean for the construction industry?

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Nuclear haste

2 Oct 15

The Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is edging closer to reality, with backing from China. But the nearer it gets to going ahead, the greater the opposition gathering against it. Can the industry finally start believing it will happen?

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1 million homes: Hitting the mark

1 Oct 15

Housing minister Brandon Lewis has publicly stated that he wants to see over one million homes built in the next five years. But can the sector meet this challenge?

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Image of the week

Manchester Victoria

Image of the week: North of Eden

9 Oct 15

The revamped Manchester Victoria station reopened on Tuesday after a £44m upgrade

Sketch of the week

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

Sketch of the week: San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

9 Oct 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Gian Kundi, partner in The Tooley and Foster Partnership

Jeremy Corby

Online poll: Corbynomics

7 Oct 15

Would Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policies benefit the construction industry? Vote here



Let's get serious

9 Oct 15

Bringing a solution to the housing shortage under the remit of the NIC would show the Conservatives mean business

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James Brokenshire

Illegal working poses a significant threat to construction

12 Oct 15

Employers must work with government to clampdown on illegal working

Nicola Gillen

Offices: Time to get smart

9 Oct 15

With four generations active in the workplace it’s time to ditch preconceived, 20th century notions about office layout

Richard Robinson

How the NIC can meet its potential

7 Oct 15

The National Infrastructure Commission must wield binding decision-making powers

Chris Tinker

Drawing battle lines

7 Oct 15

Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the Labour Party differs wildly to the Conservatives in its answer to the housing crisis and attitude to social housing. It will be interesting to see how the government responds to the new rhetoric

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