Tuesday27 September 2016


Market review

Market review: Rise after the fall

27 Sep 16 | By Michael Dall

The economy bounced back after the immediate Brexit vote shock, with higher inflation failing to materialise


State of play: Housing

22 Sep 16 | By Joey Gardiner

The government wants to see one million homes built in England by 2020, but while some housing experts think a little tinkering will get us there, others countenance a far more radical plan

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Building new schools: Between a rock and a hard place

2 Sep 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Some 3.3 million secondary school places will be needed by 2024 - a 20% increase on today - but how will the demand be met?

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Is Heathrow coming in 
to land?

23 Sep 16

The good news is the government has signalled a decision on airport expansion will finally be made this autumn. The bad news is the PM may be swayed more by political pressures than the advice of the Davies Commission to pick Heathrow

Corbyn and May

Party conferences preview

15 Sep 16

The political backdrop to the approaching party conference season looks nothing like it did this time last year. The Brexit vote, which swept Theresa May to power and plunged Jeremy Corbyn into another leadership contest, has many policy implications. So what do the two main parties have to say about construction?


State of Play: Industry voices Brexit concerns

8 Sep 16

So how’s it looking for construction more than two months after the nation voted for Brexit? Building’s survey of 500 construction professionals suggests that commercial, residential and infrastructure will be the worst hit sectors … but that it’s not all bad news

More news analysis


Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’

9 Sep 16

RIBA president-elect Ben Derbyshire is sure of one thing: the 182-year-old institute can’t go on the way it has done. So he’s embarking on a UK tour to try to stir up non-engaged members and convince them that turning the RIBA on its head is the best plan for its survival

David Hurcomb

Interview: NG Bailey's David Hurcomb

25 Aug 16

David Hurcomb talks to Building on why he’s not fazed by the last-minute delay to go ahead with Hinkley, how the UK needs to get on with Heathrow expansion and the virtues of working for a privately owned company

Richard Saxon

Interview: Richard Saxon

4 Aug 16

Richard Saxon, chair of the Joint Contracts Tribunal, speaks to Building legal columnist Francis Ho about new kinds of contracts, the competition, and where he thinks the industry is heading

More interviews

Image of the week

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Image of the week: Ahead of the curve

23 Sep 16

Architect Alison Brooks’ Smile is part of this year’s London Design Festival

Sketch of the week

house sketch

Sketch of the week: Looking for a wife

23 Sep 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Mette McLarney, director of Bluepencil Designs


Online poll: Heathrow expansion

23 Sep 16

Will the government opt to expand Heathrow when it finally announces its decision on airport capacity? Vote here



Housing: Beyond slogans

23 Sep 16

The need to focus on housing affordability and delivery couldn’t have been clearer

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Helen Gough

Dawn of a new era for buildings

27 Sep 16

Digital disruption is a challenge to our industry but there are smart solutions that can be applied to individual buildings and across portfolios

David Blackman

Labour's down at heel conference

27 Sep 16

Building’s David Blackman reports from Liverpool where Labour’s remoteness from government is all too apparent

Terri Willis

Ecobuild blog: Changing perspectives on green buildings

23 Sep 16

Buildings must be transformed from simply functional infrastructure into part of the solution to combat global climate change

David Montague

Affordable homes are essential for economic growth

22 Sep 16

With support from government we can build thriving communities that give something back to the country’s economy

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