Wednesday30 July 2014


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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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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Recovery position

How vital is government as a construction client?

4 July 2014

Public sector work has kept much of the construction industry off the critical list for the past six years but with the private sector now in increasingly robust health, how much is government really needed as a client?

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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

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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 …


Hansom: Verse and worse

30 Jul 14

Poetry (of a kind) wins the day for WSP, placemaking finds its place (on the coffee table), Ken doll’s private bits get a once over, Germany beats Argentina (again) and Didcot A power station is blown up out of all proportion

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

SOTW 2507

Sketch of the week: Skinners Kent academy

25 Jul 14

This concept sketch of Skinners Kent Academy was a collaboration between Matt Golds and Dan Smith of Hunters South Architects.

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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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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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