A guide to what the key policies in last week’s Autumn Statement and National Infrastructure Plan update will mean for the industry
Foster + Partners brings something new to Buenos Aires, with an apartment block that uses fair-faced finishes to redefine the Argentinian capital’s idea of luxury living
Building Information Modelling has been embraced with gusto by the construction industry - but do Technical, financial and legal worries now stand in the way of further take-up? Joey Gardiner reports on the growing scepticism about BIM
Last month Sturgis Carbon Profiling published a study favouring the Constellation airport proposal as the solution to London’s airport capacity crisis and slamming the Estuary airport alternative. Here we present both sides of the debate in full
The latest league table from the NextGeneration Initiative reveals mixed results for housebuilders on their sustainability targets this year
With debt still soaring, George Osborne is unlikely to be announcing much in the way of new spending. Here we look at the chancellor’s top five construction priorities
Amid evidence that the market is recovering, many industry professionals trapped in jobs for the last five years are finally on the move. But a sudden wealth of opportunities for employees has left employers facing skills shortages
Despite pressure to move the 2022 World Cup to the winter, Qatar is soldiering on with plans to hold the games in the summer. So how will the new stadiums cope with the scorching temperatures, and the zero carbon and legacy goals?
In a crowded workplace, architecture graduates may find that knowing a bit about Building Information Modelling can make all the difference to getting a job
During the recession, many contractors put their own money into schemes to keep themselves in work. But why, with new orders finally coming through, is this business model still proving so attractive?
A government framework worth £750m to construction consultants was finally re-tendered at the end of October - 10 months late. Can it be taken seriously after such a delay?
What does the Labour Party’s ambivalence towards HS2 mean for those looking to work on the £43bn project?
Construction vehicles are responsible for a disproportionate number of cycling accidents each year - many of them fatal. What can the industry do to prevent more deaths?
The prime minister surprised everyone last week when he announced his desire to ‘roll back’ green charges on energy bills. So where does this leave the government’s energy efficiency policies?
Housebuilders are up in arms about councils’ use of pre-commencement conditions, which they say are holding back schemes that have been granted planning permission
Leading indicators highlight renewed optimism. But don’t break open the champagne just yet …
Despite the financial drought, many businesses have still found a way to nurture their best talent. We look at what the best companies are doing, and how
SMEs may not offer the fullest range of employee benefits and they certainly can’t sustain huge HR departments, but these restrictions can in fact make them very attractive employers
How should the government kick-start its stuttering sustainability policy? Building, Ecobuild and the UKGBC held three roundtables at three party conferences - and three common themes emerged
With London house prices rising 10% this month and alarm that more people than ever are being priced out of home ownership, pressure is growing to clamp down on foreign investors
Optimism that the private commercial sector is bouncing back is growing - all we need now are some projects
Will the surge in demand lead to a permanent shift towards modern methods of construction?
Pressure is on the Qatari authorities to do something about the working conditions of those building the World Cup 2022 infrastructure and venues, so what are the risks UK companies working there could face?
In the first of a new series looking at the government’s vision set out in the Construction 2025 report, Building asks if the opportunities it highlights for global growth really exist
How two members of the Global Clients Group are meeting demanding sustainability standards
The Green Deal is in trouble - but what are the alternatives? Building asked some of those at the heart of green policy where they thought the scheme was heading
Andrew Brister looks at plans to reignite the Renewable Heat Incentive and asks whether the moves will achieve the government’s targets
A survey of built environment professionals reveals a surprising readiness to up sticks and move abroad for work
As more and more contractors consider adopting supply chain finance, fears are growing that it could be used to worsen suppliers’ payment terms
This year’s Top 200 Consultants survey is jam-packed with good news. But what’s driving this resurgence - and is it sustainable?
Come and meet like-minded built environment professionals as well as the Building and Ecobuild teams this October
Just when it looked as if an institutionally funded private rented sector was about to take off, a resurgent market in new homes may be about to snuff it out again
Something must be up, wages are on the increase once again
As the party conference season kicks off, Building looks at what the political parties are saying on the key areas for construction
Recovery may now be on the cards, but did we learn enough from the recession?
Michael Gove may want free schools to succeed but his department won’t be throwing much money their way. So are these cut-price schools up to the job or doomed to become places for kids to fail in?
The DfE has so far failed to hit its construction cost cutting targets, why?
The typical UK new-build home is about as roomy as a rabbit hutch, according to the RIBA. But housebuilders argue minimum space standards would put the brakes on construction. Now the government is re-examining the case
After the success of the Olympics, UK construction looked to reap the rewards in Brazil. So what happened?
Are construction bosses any good at building? Kier MD Graham Howe volunteered to spend time on site to find out
It looks like a recovery, so why isn’t the industry jumping up and down with joy? Building reports on the reality behind the statistics
Bournville Village in Birmingham is chosen for the grand tour of sustainble buildings for its basis in community needs
A grand tour of the world’s most sustainable buildings leads us to the Co-op HQ in Manchester
Why the Visitor Centre at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens deserves a place on the grand tour of sustainable buildings
Geoffrey Bawa’s house in Sri Lanka is chosen as the last destination for our grand tour of the world’s most sustainable buildings
Hansom remembers some of the best industry gossip over the last five decades including a Bovis party in 1975, a parachute-jumping QS and a fervent timeshare pitch
Six of the best UK seaside piers that have survived adversity
Six leading figures who worked on the London Olympics explain how the experience is shaping the work they do now
Industry figures’ grand tour of the world’s most sustainable buildings takes us to Le Hive in Paris
Leading industry figures take us on a grand tour of the world’s most sustainable buildings - first stop, the London 2012 velodrome
Take a group of construction folk, stick them in a field and ask them to build a shelter out of salvaged materials in a single afternoon. That’s Habitat for Humanity’s Hope Challenge, and Building went to bear witness to the teams whose fundraising skills far outshone their architectural prowess
We look at the Building of yesteryear, welcome Anthony Bamford to the Lords, watch George Ferguson defend his red trousers, imagine fisticuffs with Ed Davey, and consider an alternative use for scaffolding
The £72m Museum of Liverpool may have opened in 2011, but problems with the design and build mean parts of the iconic building are still inaccessible to the public. Last week’s £1.13m court judgment highlights the dangers for small consultants on big projects
Building investigates why some poorly performing companies are still increasing directors’ pay
Are SMEs getting a fair share of public sector construction work?
The industry stands accused of closing its eyes to the blacklisting saga
This year’s tables reveal a growing divide between the industry’s haves and have-nots
Can the supply chain keep up with the demand for new housing?
From global giants to small start-ups, clients are spoilt for choice when it comes to hiring cost consultants
Will the government listen to calls for a £3.75bn building programme of super prisons?
Twelve years from now, there will be 70% more construction work going on around the world. Building reports on the findings of Global Construction 2025
Two big development deals are bringing Chinese money into London. But does this signal the start of a flood of investment by China in UK construction?
The Eastern European construction market is threatened by EU funding doubts
The story behind the region’s 50% rise in orders in Q1 2013
What’s involved in working as a Green Deal assessor, what training is required and what skills are needed? Read on to find out
Can green certification schemes around the world ever be consolidated to avoid all the confusion?
Building’s latest White Paper suggests that public and private sector clients are as frustrated as the rest of the industry with government eco policy
Many UK professionals are looking abroad to sell their skills. Building consults Hays’ International Salary Survey 2013 to pick out promising destinations
Future tenants of the City’s major office buildings are increasingly likely to hail from the Far East - and their requirements may come as a bit of a surprise
Many of the people allegedly involved in the blacklisting scandal still work in construction. Should we be worried?
In the final of our quick fire guides to recent changes at major contractors, we look at Kier
There may be hints of a modest recovery for construction, but is it prepared for the risks that brings?
The fourth of our quick fire guides to recent changes at major contractors looks at Laing O’Rourke
With regional government debt spiralling into trillions of pounds, there are growing fears that China’s rise might not be quite so irresistible after all
Building profiles the many new start-ups launched by former Davis Langdon partners
The third of our quick-fire guides to changes at major contractors looks at Morgan Sindall
In the second of our series on recent changes at major contractors, we look at Balfour Beatty
The current state of play with the government’s controversial programme
Tesco’s £804m writedown signals a big change for the formerly flourishing supermarket sector. Can the emerging convenience store boom make up for the loss of the out-of-town giant? Adam Branson investigates