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Thursday18 September 2014

FEATURES

The class of 2014

The class of 2014: Architects

18 Sep 14 | By Joey Gardiner

What made our architects choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?

The class of 2014

The class of 2014: Contractors and housebuilders

17 Sep 14 | By Joey Gardiner

Meet the latest intake of construction professionals - all of them just weeks into their new careers. So what made them choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?

holyrood

This week in 2004

12 Sep 14

Building gives its architectural review of the new Scottish Parliament building in Holyrood

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NEWS ANALYSIS

Procurement on trial

Procurement on trial

22 Aug 14

Construction firms are increasingly emboldened to take the government to court over its procurement decisions, but who’s to blame?

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Earls Court

Earls Court: That's show business

7 Aug 14

Plans to redevelop 77 acres of prime real estate in Earls Court - entailing the demolition of London’s landmark exhibition centre - have become mired in political wrangling. But is there really any doubt as to how it will end?

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COMMENT

Julia Parks

Housing standards review: Highs and lows

17 Sep 14

The government has unveiled national space and security standards – but things remain to be done

Ben Derbyshire

Fears over towers miss the point

15 Sep 14

Super-dense schemes can work in London as long as they reinforce street spaces

Andrew Kane

Creating the 'third space' for student accommodation

12 Sep 14

As demand for quality student living increases the design of communal spaces is becoming more inventive and flexible

Tony Williams

Farewell Greg Fitzgerald

17 Sep 14

I’ll be sorry to see the Galliford Try boss go but he has done his bit for the firm and the industry

Sarah Richardson

Wasted energy

12 Sep 14

Political parties need to be clear on their sustainability policies for the future

Helen Gough

Get with the social media programme

12 Sep 14

Property and construction professionals can ill-afford to ignore social media products - they’re fun and have business benefits too

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WONDERS & BLUNDERS

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Wonders & blunders with Gill Parker

12 Sep 14

London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents

Florey building, Oxford

Wonders and blunders with Nicola Rutt

13 Jun 14

Nicola Rutt finds Oxford University’s Florey Building ‘brave and beautiful’, but thinks more recent student accommodation, Unite’s post-Olympic Stratford development, is ‘overbearing’ and ‘confused’

Pimlico wonder

Wonders and blunders with Andrew Henriques

3 Jun 14

Andrew Henriques believes that his old school in Pimlico, designed by John Bancroft in the sixties, was a shining example of brutalist architecture. While its replacement is a lesson in ticking boxes

INTERVIEWS

Andrew Davies, Wates

Interview: Andrew Davies

12 Sep 14

When Andrew Davies, Wates’ chief executive, goes to the board next month it will be to tell them how he intends to double turnover at the £1bn family firm. But don’t expect a revolution

Mark Davey

Interview: Mark Davey

28 Aug 14

Defying five years of recession, cladding company Lakesmere has experienced rapid growth. MD Mark Davey reveals how the firm beat the downturn

Gary Sullivan 3

Interview: Gary Sullivan

21 Aug 14

Gary Sullivan, co-founder and chairman of Wilson James, explains what the army can teach construction

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