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Wednesday23 August 2017

MORE CONSTRUCTION ISSUES

Belfast

No place like home: Staycations, Part 2

14 Aug 17

Looking for a vacation without airport stress and high costs? Read the second part of a trip around the UK’s best holiday destinations

 staycation

No place like home: Staycations, Part 1

11 Aug 17

Looking for a vacation without airport stress and high costs? Read the first part of a trip around the UK’s best holiday destinations

Victoria Station Manchester

Rail infrastructure: Losing track, Part 2

10 Aug 17

Read the second part of a tour of the UK’s major planned rail schemes. What are the chances of them hitting the buffers?

Rail tracks in countryside

Rail infrastructure: Losing track, Part 1

9 Aug 17

Read the first part of a tour of the UK’s major planned rail schemes. What are the chances of them hitting the buffers?

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Carillion: A cautionary tale

4 Aug 17

The UK’s second-biggest contractor has posted some pretty alarming figures recently, from its £695m debt to its £845m writedown. But how did it get into this state, how can it get out again, and what does it mean for the wider industry?

Theresa May and Arlene Foster

DUP: Done deal?

3 Aug 17

With the Conservatives and DUP agreeing increased funding for the region, and a sizeable chunk of it going to infrastructure projects, Northern Ireland looked to be the big winner from June’s election. But does ongoing political turmoil put much of this construction work at risk?

Battersea Power Station

Battersea: ‘The toughest project in the world'

21 Jul 17

Battersea Power Station’s redevelopment has not had an easy time of it lately, with profit margins plummeting and costs soaring. The development company behind the scheme speaks exclusively to Building about the scale of the problems

Doha

Qatar: ‘This dispute has escalated beyond any reasonably sane level’

13 Jul 17

With tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies rising by the week, many are fearful of the impact this row could have on construction companies working in the Gulf state, the World Cup 2022 preparations, and Qatari investment in UK projects

Philip Hammond Mansion House

Show us the money, Mr Hammond

7 Jul 17

When Philip Hammond announced last month that UK Guarantees would include construction, many viewed it as a lifeline for infrastructure projects unlikely to have access to funding from the European Investment Bank after Brexit. But will this replacement work?

Chalcots Estate

In Grenfell’s shadow

6 Jul 17

After the immediate shock of the Grenfell Tower fire, local authorities and housing associations are trying to work out what it all means for the social housing sector. Joey Gardiner reports

Grenfell-Tower

Grenfell Tower: Heated debate

29 Jun 17

The Grenfell Tower fire has led to calls for fire safety regulations to be examined. But this was not the first warning sign that the current rules are not fit for purpose. What can be done to make sure a tragedy on this scale doesn’t happen again?

Eugenie Bliah

How Brexit got personal

23 Jun 17

The focus of Brexit so far has been the possible impact on construction’s growing skills shortage. But how is the UK’s vote to leave affecting the EU nationals themselves and what can employers do to ensure that they stay?

Border

‘Projects won’t be delivered’

22 Jun 17

With the industry dependent on EU workers, major restrictions on immigration as part of a ‘hard Brexit’ could be disastrous

G5PK02

How did construction’s candidates perform in the election?

15 Jun 17

Building spoke to three construction professionals who were standing in the general election, here is how they got on…

Chart

How did construction vote in the election?

15 Jun 17

After the shock election result last week, we asked Building readers to tell us how they actually voted in an online poll

Bridge

Executive pay: Scrutiny on the bounty

15 Jun 17

Last month’s shareholder rebellion at Balfour Beatty’s AGM shows investors are now more willing to challenge large pay packets for the industry’s executives

Crossrail 2

Election 2017: What’s what?

14 Jun 17

After last week’s shock election result, what does this hung parliament mean for some of the biggest issues facing construction?

Building A Better Brexit

Full house: Welcome to Parliament

9 Jun 17

Now that the election is over, a new parliament will convene. But are the incoming crop of MPs fully aware of how important the construction industry is for the UK economy?

CCS framework

CCS framework: No pain, no gain

8 Jun 17

The industry has waited a long time for the government’s £2.9bn construction consultancy framework. But doubts remain that all the problems have been ironed out. So will the wait have been worth it for the 32 firms on the scheme?

Polling station

Election 2017: Hanging in the balance

2 Jun 17

Policy on major construction projects could have a substantial impact on some hotly-contested marginal seats

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Guildhall Art Gallery

No place like home: Staycations, Part 3

15 Aug 17

Looking for a vacation without airport stress and high costs? Read the third part of a trip around the UK’s best holiday destinations

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