For some, last week’s housing white paper wasn’t worth the white paper it was printed on, but for others it presents a radical shift in policy away from home ownership and towards a much wider range of housing needs
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When Building launched its Building A Better Brexit campaign at the start of the year, we promised a reader survey to find out what the industry wanted the government to take into its negotiations with the EU
The government’s modern industrial strategy has been welcomed by business groups but are there opportunities for construction to benefit?
The North-west may have been spared flooding so far this winter, but the occurence and severity of the region’s floods is steadily increasing
Converting old prisons into housing to fund new prisons in less expensive locations isn’t going according to script
With just 9% of UK engineers women, the sector clearly has a long way to go to achieving a diverse workforce
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
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 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
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
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
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
At a cost of £700m, nearly three times the initial estimate, questions are being raised about the price tag of the former Olympic stadium
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