This week our trip back into construction history leads us to a seventies advert for heating homes with electricity - it seems technology could be coming full circle …
The government recognises how vital construction is and is taking measures to boost it, says Vince Cable
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
Ahead of the spending review later this month, Building looks at the prospects for investment in construction
Can green certification schemes around the world ever be consolidated to avoid all the confusion?
Many UK professionals are looking abroad to sell their skills. Building consults Hays’ International Salary Survey 2013 to pick out promising destinations
This year construction is higher up the political agenda than ever, with calls for fresh investment. The government has responded and is shortly expected to unveil its Industrial Strategy for Construction
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
Two adverts from the 1970s of a type you definitely wouldn’t see in Building’s pages today
No matter the pitch or degree, there are innovative roofing products on the market, from replacements tiles for a listed church to rooflights you can walk all over
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
Adverts don’t get better than this …
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
This ‘Spot the Building’ competition from 1970 inspired us to create a new one for 2013
The Builder’s appraisal of a London tower block vs our own architectural correspondent’s critique 50 years on …
This year’s Building/Hays Construction consultants’ salary survey shows there are at last a few signs of an economic thaw
Five hundred people responded to our questionnaire in the run-up to the Government Construction Summit next month. Here’s a flavour of what they said …
Many of the people allegedly involved in the blacklisting scandal still work in construction. Should we be worried?
There may be hints of a modest recovery for construction, but is it prepared for the risks that brings?
A little toilet humour from the Building archive to cheer up your week …
Building profiles the many new start-ups launched by former Davis Langdon partners
The current state of play with the government’s controversial programme
What was the new retail phenomenon in 1970?
Is the government about to ditch PF2 before it’s even been tested?
Rowecord Engineering has gone under, taking at least 430 jobs with it. But what is the cost to the wider industry, when it loses the expertise offered by specialist firms?
What was on the pages of Building in the swinging sixties?