New Yorkers are still in shock at the idea of a Trump presidency, but some of those working in construction concede that having in the White House a New York property mogul with a $1tn infrastructure spend on his mind may not be all bad news
Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?
Could having a property developer as US president be good for UK construction, or will Trump’s protectionist approach spark trade wars and global recession?
At the Conservative party conference, the new chancellor Philip Hammond indicated that it might be time to abandon his predecessor’s budget surplus plan and invest in housing and infrastructure
The new government professes grand ambitions to boost housebuilding and infrastructure. But how can it square this with its commitment to clamp down on foreign workers?
Setting up the National Infrastructure Commission was seen as a sign of the government’s commitment to getting rail, power and other major schemes built
Mark Farmer’s government-commissioned report into the construction industry makes for shocking reading. Speaking to Building the author explains his view of the dire state of the industry
The economy has lost some momentum since the summer’s Brexit vote, but is doing better than analysts had forecast
Find out the overall top five winners in this year’s Good Employer Guide
Women and people from ethnic minorities make up just 10% of the UK building industry’s total employees, and new recruits are few and far between. So what are firms doing to widen construction’s gene pool?
An ever-dwindling workforce means the built environment is in dire need of fresh blood. So what improvements are this year’s top 50 employers making to retain staff and entice new recruits?
Many specialist contractors are seeing margins recover, but wariness about future work remains
Brexit uncertainty has put a brake on wage inflation among contractors, but the latest salary survey from Hays shows opportunities are still out there
This initiative suggests BIM could be used to facilitate a collaborative 3D multi-screen meeting space
Birmingham New Street station’s transformation is one of the most stunning achievements of recent time
Transport for London is set become one of London’s biggest commercial and residential developers
Andrew Davies has boosted Wates’ turnover by £300m annually while placing a commitment to social value at the heart of the company
Shaftesbury Theatre’s stunning new design rewrites the rules about historic conservation
This extraordinary modern Acropolis is one of the most spectacular cultural complexes in the world
The initiative’s holistic approach to the idea of training especially grabbed the judges’ attention
The Whitworth Art Gallery’s refurbishment is an excellent example of culturally-led regeneration
The first listed building with a BREEAM “outstanding” rating in the UK was a worthy winner
Walter Lilly has a great name in high end projects, with impressive clients saying they’d recommend the firm to others
Wates Group is showing balanced growth across the firm and completed more than 1,500 projects in 2015
The first phase of the resident-led Bacton Low Rise development has seen the rebirth of a 1960s estate
The judges were impressed with Redland’s Innofix Clip which removes the need for hammers and nails while tiling
Places for People increased the number of homes built by 60% while continuing to manage more than 150,000 mainly affordable homes
Keltbray managed to recycle concrete from 22 buildings at its Nova Victoria scheme, saving over 5,000 lorry loads
Established just four years ago, Core Five now has an impressive client list enabling it to tot up 22 £100m-plus projects
Gleeds has had a bumper year with revenue, profit, staff numbers and productivity all on the up, it’s also bagged some mega-projects
Bennetts Associates impressed the judges with the breadth and strength of its projects, the practice has also expanded with a new office in Manchester
The international reputation of Eckersley O’Callaghan has soared this year, with new offices all in major global cities
The judges felt Tamsin Tweddell was the ideal role model for any aspiring female architect
Having co-founded her own architect practice dRMM, Sadie Morgan now shapes the wider construction agenda and in her key roles on the HS2 design panel and on the National Infrastructure Council she is a vital voice for good design in government circles
Building’s annual BIM survey shows a lack of qualified staff, perceived higher costs and handicaps for SMEs, makes a fully digital built environment a far cry
Back in October we asked industry experts what a Trump victory would mean for UK construction firms, here’s what they said …
With Spain’s economy in recovery and its construction industry bouncing back, ties between Spain and the UK have been strengthening. But after the Brexit vote, will the mutually beneficial relationship continue?
Today’s government decision to back a third runway at Heathrow comes after nearly 50 years of debate about where to expand airport capacity in the South-east
The data shows that the fall in the value of the pound is likely to lead to a period of inflation, with prices rising
The Brexit vote has ushered in a time of widespread uncertainty, but activity in the housebuilding sector has so far held up well. Joey Gardiner looks at what we can learn from this year’s salary survey and and asks how long trading can remain strong
The Brexit vote combined with next year’s apprenticeship levy may give some firms a headache over investment plans but the need for construction apprentices has never been greater
Mark Farmer adopts the analogy of an ailing patient, with symptoms ranging from low productivity to a bad public image
Today’s ‘Modernise or die’ report aims to kick-start reform with this 10-point action plan
Amid negative headlines and political uncertainty, signs of progress on the UK’s next rail megaproject are contradictory at best
For now at least, Theresa May bestrides the political scene, dismantling David Cameron’s legacy and introducing policy changes in housing and infrastructure
The second leg of this year’s Construction Rocks event goes vintage
CRASH honoured its patrons’ unwavering generosity and loyalty at their Annual Reception and Above and Beyond Awards on Thursday 29 September
The very idea of ‘President Trump’ has gone from the realms of jokes and nightmares to potential reality. So as the world holds its breath for the result of November’s US election, David Blackman considers how a Trump presidency would affect UK firms
Building takes a look at four of the highlights of Donald Trump’s career in property development
Hilary Clinton has highlighted the complaints of an architect who used to work for Trump
New bands and a new judge at the first night of this year’s Construction Rocks fundraiser
Sadiq Khan has proved himself a pragmatist - a quality he’ll need to address the capital’s major built environment challenges
As a historic peace deal between the Colombian government and rebel group Farc is signed, Building returns to Bogotá
The economy bounced back after the immediate Brexit vote shock, with higher inflation failing to materialise
The good news is the government has signalled a decision on airport expansion will finally be made this autumn. The bad news is the PM may be swayed more by political pressures than the advice of the Davies Commission to pick Heathrow
The government wants to see one million homes built in England by 2020, but while some housing experts think a little tinkering will get us there, others countenance a far more radical plan
The world of work is changing. Forget being chained to a desk, a boss you only see through their office window
Event at Building’s offices in central London attended by industry guests in the running for construction gongs
The political backdrop to the approaching party conference season looks nothing like it did this time last year. The Brexit vote, which swept Theresa May to power and plunged Jeremy Corbyn into another leadership contest, has many policy implications. So what do the two main parties have to say about construction?
So how’s it looking for construction more than two months after the nation voted for Brexit? Building’s survey of 500 construction professionals suggests that commercial, residential and infrastructure will be the worst hit sectors
So how’s it looking for construction more than two months after the nation voted for Brexit? Building’s survey of 500 construction professionals suggests that commercial, residential and infrastructure will be the worst hit sectors … but that it’s not all bad news
On the 350th anniversary of the fire’s close, Ike Ijeh shows how the disaster heralded enormous changes for architecture and urbanism despite the sidelining of Wren’s grand plan
Some 3.3 million secondary school places will be needed by 2024 - a 20% increase on today - but how will the demand be met?
The university sector has provided a solid pipeline of work for construction over recent years, even in the doldrums of recession. But could demand around higher education fall following the UK vote to leave the EU?
After the shock Brexit referendum result, contractors have found themselves wondering how to adapt to survive in the renewed climate of economic uncertainty
Despite Brexit causing an unwelcome stir, the total level of output is now comfortably above its pre-recession peak
Contractor broadens reach with concrete frame work
The changing nature of manufacturing and enterprise means we need to unlock many sites in our cities, integrating industrial estates with surrounding neighbourhoods
Family firm Sir Robert McAlpine is once again without a boss. So, what happened, and can things be different for the next person to take the job?
Where’s a EU-positive culture vulture to go this summer for a lingering look at all the architectural gems the Continent has to offer? Some industry experts suggest an itinerary …
What with the economy nosediving, an all-consuming construction scandal, massive budget overruns and by the seat of their pants venue delivery - it’s a wonder the Rio Olympics are happening at all
The idea of establishing a northern powerhouse has lost a powerful supporter with the departure of chancellor George Osborne. Is there the will and momentum now in Whitehall to keep the project going?
At a cost of £700m, nearly three times the initial estimate, questions are being raised about the price tag of the former Olympic stadium
Has the LLDC managed to adhere to the legacy promises that won the UK the Olympic bid in the first place?
Brexit has sent shockwaves through the construction industry, though the statistics have yet to reveal the full impact
Health service spending on building maintenance and repairs faces a £4.3bn backlog. But there is good news for the construction industry
This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector pulling out of recession, but economic danger remains
The Land Rover BAR sailing team have embedded sustainability into not just its new base building but also its core ethos
Find out who’s in this year’s league of top housebuilders by housebuilding turnover