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Tuesday24 January 2017

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New homes being built at a garden village

It takes a village

11 Jan 17

The government’s recent commitment to back 14 new garden villages sounds like a lovely idea, providing 48,000 much-needed homes in stand-alone communities

MORE CONSTRUCTION ISSUES

Hinkley

2017: The mists of time to come…

3 Jan 17

It’s been a long time since the industry - and the country - has faced a year of such uncertainty. Joey Gardiner tries to make sense of it all

New York

How is New York dealing with Trump?

9 Dec 16

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

Tour of a building site

Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16

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?

Donald Trump

Waiting on the White House

23 Nov 16

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?

Philip Hammond

Autumn Statement: Mister Money Bags?

8 Nov 16

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

Construction workers

Waiting for a EU turn

2 Nov 16

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?

Child reaching for plane

So near and yet so far…

28 Oct 16

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

Lifebelt

Farmer Review: Not waving but drowning

17 Oct 16

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

AHR BIM

BIM survey: Multi-dimensional issues

11 Nov 16

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

BIM Initiative 2016 - BIMSpace

Taking off into BiMSpace

10 Nov 16

Balfour Beatty has been co-ordinating the National Automotive Innovation Centre project from its digital modelling powerhouse hut, developed by Cullinan Studio. We took a look into BiMspace, winner of BIM Initiative of the Year

Viaduc

The new grand tour of Europe

12 Aug 16

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 …

Rio Olympics

Rio 2016: Blood, sweat and tears

4 Aug 16

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

Olympic Stadium / West Ham

West Ham's new home: Who forgot the roof?

29 Jul 16

At a cost of £700m, nearly three times the initial estimate, questions are being raised about the price tag of the former Olympic stadium

The site of Bristol Arena, due to open in 2018, which is being built by Bouygues

Resurgent regional cities

6 Jul 16

Developers and employers are looking outside the capital’s overheated market for opportunities in regional cities. Joey Gardiner goes beyond the northern powerhouse and looks at the prospects for Bristol, Birmingham and Glasgow

Off site construction

Off-site construction: Out of site

1 Jul 16

This year has seen some great leaps forward for off-site construction. But is it the future of the industry or a cyclical fad?

Construction

Value of projects put on hold doubled in last 18 months

11 Sep 15

Exclusive research shows massive surge in stalled projects, thought to be caused by spike in tender prices

agenda15imageindex

Why we're backing Agenda 15

23 Jan 15

Our Agenda 15 campaign manifesto sets to influence the next government by setting out what construction needs to thrive. Here’s why some of those who have signed up to support it think this initiative is so important

predictions

Definitely maybe: Predictions for 2015

7 Jan 15

May’s general election is a dead certainty to happen but what are the other key developments, challenges and government priorities that will shape construction’s year?

Richard_Saxon

Richard Saxon picks 'Barriers to BIM'

13 Aug 14

Joey Gardiner’s piece tackles the struggles surrounding BIM

Zurich

Subcontracting through the skills shortage

16 Jul 14

The turnaround in the sector’s fortunes has thrown up new risks for subcontractors finding new skilled tradesmen. Building hosted an audio webinar, with insurer Zurich, to discuss preventing any potential pitfalls

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