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Top 150 v2

Top 150 contractors and housebuilders 2014

25 Jul 14 | By Joey Gardiner

Building’s annual list of the UK’s biggest performers in the construction sector shows that housebuilders have enjoyed the past 12 months most. But many predict the tides are ready to turn for contractors, as Joey Gardiner reports

One Brighton

From the archive in ... 2013

24 Jul 14

As One Brighton marks its fifth birthday, we take a look back to 2013 when it was profiled as a cost-effective model for sustainable living

1974 training archive

This week in 1974

18 Jul 14

As the construction industry faces a skills shortage, Building’s issue published July 1974 shows the sector facing similar problems

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NEWS ANALYSIS

merger

The sum of their parts: Mergers and acquisitions

31 Jul 14

There’s no guarantee that mergers will work out for the companies involved - we look at four of construction’s biggest deals

Skills gap news analysis

Training to nowhere

11 Jul 14

Plenty of young people across the UK are signing up for construction training - the real problem, according to a report out today, is that many are taking courses that simply don’t meet the industry’s needs.

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Sarah Richardson

Balfour: Another twist, but not the end

31 Jul 14

Balfour Beatty’s decision to walk away from merger talks with Carillion is far from the conclusion of this story

James Wates

What a waste of talent

30 Jul 14

Construction badly needs people with skills yet is failing to appeal both to those who have no experience of work and to those who are drawn to other industries

Comments (2)

Allister Hayman

A black day for the industry

25 Jul 14

There was more hand-wringing embarassment for the industry this week as construction bosses gave evidence on blacklisting to MPs

Rachel Fisher

A failure to plan

31 Jul 14

If housing is a long-erm priority for the UK, the planning system does not recognise it

Tony Williams

Is this good night for Balfour Beatty?

29 Jul 14

Balfour Beatty used to be my pin-up boys, so what has gone wrong?

Julie Hirigoyen

Stepping up to the diversity challenge

25 Jul 14

Lack of diversity in the property sector is a real problem, here are some ideas for how to tackle it …

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INTERVIEWS

Peter Amato

Interview: Peter Amato

17 Jul 14

As the man in charge of overseeing Chinese developer Dalian Wanda’s £3bn UK development plans, Peter Amato is already becoming the man contractors and consultants most want to know. But you’ll have to learn to keep up …

Tony Burton Wall

Inteview: Tony Burton

12 Jun 14

The Construction Industry Council’s new chairman wants the body to make a strong case on behalf of the industry’s professionals. He talks about skills shortages, improving the image of construction and stepping into the limelight

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FROM THE EDITOR

Sarah Richardson

It's a shambles now but will it get even worse?

25 Jul 14

Learning from the launch of the Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework

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