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Monday24 July 2017

FEATURES

Philip Hammond Mansion House

Show us the money, Mr Hammond

7 Jul 17 | By David Blackman

When Philip Hammond announced last month that UK Guarantees would include construction, many viewed it as a lifeline for infrastructure projects unlikely to have access to funding from the European Investment Bank after Brexit. But will this replacement work?

Cranes

Market review: Crawling along

27 Jun 17 | By Michael Dall

Macroeconomic signals have been mixed over the past month and the economy had the slowest rate of growth of any G7 economy in Q1

Eugenie Bliah

How Brexit got personal

23 Jun 17 | By Joey Gardiner

The focus of Brexit so far has been the possible impact on construction’s growing skills shortage. But how is the UK’s vote to leave affecting the EU nationals themselves and what can employers do to ensure that they stay?

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NEWS ANALYSIS

Battersea Power Station

Battersea: ‘The toughest project in the world'

21 Jul 17

Battersea Power Station’s redevelopment has not had an easy time of it lately, with profit margins plummeting and costs soaring. The development company behind the scheme speaks exclusively to Building about the scale of the problems

Doha

Qatar: ‘This dispute has escalated beyond any reasonably sane level’

13 Jul 17

With tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies rising by the week, many are fearful of the impact this row could have on construction companies working in the Gulf state, the World Cup 2022 preparations, and Qatari investment in UK projects

Chalcots Estate

In Grenfell’s shadow

6 Jul 17

After the immediate shock of the Grenfell Tower fire, local authorities and housing associations are trying to work out what it all means for the social housing sector. Joey Gardiner reports

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INTERVIEWS

Soencer McCarthy

Spencer McCarthy: All in the family

20 Jul 17

Churchill boss Spencer McCarthy explains why his business model works and why the firm – one of the UK’s biggest providers of private housing for the elderly – will be sticking with traditional designs for its homes

Carolyn Dwyer

Carolyn Dwyer: Square deal

14 Jul 17

The City of London Corporation’s head of the built environment has plenty to take into account, from protecting views of St Paul’s to fostering tech hubs. David Blackman talks to Carolyn Dwyer about her plans for the Square Mile

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Image of the week

Roman sarcophagus

Image of the week: History boys

21 Jul 17

A Roman sarcophagus has been found at a London building site

Sketch of the week

Australian Embassy, Washington

Sketch of the week: Australian Embassy, Washington

21 Jul 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Kristen Whittle, director at Bates Smart, Australia

FROM THE EDITOR

Sarah

Homes, sweet homes

21 Jul 17

Government is not taking enough responsibilty for planning affordable housing – as the outcry over Battersea shows

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COMMENT

Adriano Amorese

Smart(er) procurement

24 Jul 17

Smart buildings can only be as smart as the people who use and manage them

Matt Harrison

Innovation doesn't need to be risky or a "big bang"

21 Jul 17

Innovation can be implemented carefully and the benefits of collective knowledge shared to put in place new ideas with far less risk

Lindy Patterson

Over to you … No, over to you …

21 Jul 17

We now know Hinkley Point C will be hugely over budget, is likely to be late, and that the contractor will have to bear the costs. But on other projects the allocation of risk is an area of fierce debate

Steve Douglas

Grenfell review must be considered and fearless

20 Jul 17

Politicians and professionals must be responsible and forensic in seeking the truth

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