Monday30 November 2015

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Hansom: Tales of imagination

27 Nov 15

Croydon embraces the life aquatic, Ed Davey strikes like a mongoose, Kenya gets itself in a jam, RICS celebrates a young woman’s contribution and Amazon erects a wind farm. Plus, Antony Gormley invades Hong Kong

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Hansom: Let’s get creative

20 Nov 15

The industry finds many ways to express itself, from a musical property ad, to starring in a TV show, turning a car park into studios, and a straight-up art competition. Even white van men are reinventing themselves

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Hansom: Shape up

13 Nov 15

Time to get health conscious as Arcadis enrols on the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, and construction workers’ daily diet is examined. Elsewhere, the Daily Mail runs a mile as Jeremy Corbyn moves in down the road

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Hansom: Going viral

6 Nov 15

Ah, the internet. Where else would we find an Essex bricklayer capable of laying 90 bricks in a minute, the Institute of Civil Engineering’s self-penned song, or China’s psychedelic promotion of its five-year plan?

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Hansom: As time goes by

30 Oct 15

It’s like being in a time machine this week what with Back to the Future fervour, the return of Nick Clegg, the never-quite-finished Sagrada Familia, Croydon heading towards hipdom, and the ONS rewriting the past

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Hansom: The levellers

23 Oct 15

This week, princes Harry and William get to play with Lego, a pom gives Melbourne its comeuppance, a luxury office refurb aims for high-end users – while the Stirling prize has something for everyone


Hansom: Without a paddle

16 Oct 15

Have your faith in humanity restored by this week’s tattle as construction employees cycle, paddle and run in the name of fundraising. Then swiftly lose it again as research shows how many DIY jaunts end with a trip to A&E

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Hansom: People power

9 Oct 15

The People’s Republic of China is set to build our railways, the Garden Bridge ban on Pooh Sticks is lifted, Ryder makes it in New York, Land Sec awards some fast learners, and staff at Mace and JRP play with bikes and Lego

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Hansom: Such stuff as dreams are made on

2 Oct 15

This week, trips to Mars, gossip about a third runway at Heathrow, celebrations from yesteryear and a desk that turns into a bed - but donating blood at Gleeds quickly turns into a nightmare


Hansom: Carry on building

25 Sep 15

This week, more double entendres than we would like, perhaps, the French rugby team find out what fine dining really means, a descendant of Guy Fawkes plans a revolution, and Amber Rudd pops in - and out

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Hansom: Blowing your own trumpet

18 Sep 15

This week, QSs back a winner, Heathrow does some independent research, Melbourne introduces height limits, there’s a crowdfunded tower and a data firm with data on why data is good. Plus, Costain packs a punch


Hansom: Attention seekers

11 Sep 15

Building Towers gets some well-deserved coverage, Canary Wharf’s seagulls get more attention than they deserve, a secret marriage goes viral, the South Bank looks for funds, and Berkeley Homes joins the FTSE 100


Hansom: Unreal

4 Sep 15

This week: Star Wars comes to Disneyland, World Trade Centre visitors are hearing noises, and construction bods are climbing unbelievably far and sailing incredibly fast. Plus, some schoolkids are virtually flattening Stockholm

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Hansom: Tales of the unexpected

28 Aug 15

Swimming pool architecture reaches a new high this week, Balfour Beatty has something eyebrow raising in the claims department, there’s a prototype design for bonsai-sized flats and sexiness is found in unlikely places

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Hansom: The right words

21 Aug 15

Plans are afoot to build Tolkien’s fictional city of Minas Tirith, to get children into construction via computer games, to impersonate owls, race yachts and then do a charity run. And after all that you’ll need a shower

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Hansom: Cheap as chips

7 Aug 15

Zaha explains the £1.3bn Tokyo stadium bill, Beijing prepares to put on the entire Winter Olympics for just £962m, and for a fiver you should be able to slide down Kapoor’s Orbit. But that’s not quite as low as we go

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Hansom: All downhill from here

31 Jul 15

Tolkien fans support a venture to create a real-life Hobbit holiday home, team Mace prove their construction skills know no bounds as they enter the Red Bull soapbox race, and Chelsea top the house price Premier League


Hansom: This too shall pass

24 Jul 15

We meditate on the world’s transient nature, as we see sandcastles washed away, Zaha’s Olympic dream ends, and we are walked out on by a nuclear bigwig. But friends are forever, especially at Balfour Beatty


Hansom: Parks and recreation

17 Jul 15

The sun has been out, so who’s for a spot of croquet at the airport, a jolly old sing-song, a trip to Wembley and a tour of the more unusually named towers of London?


Hansom: Pole position

10 Jul 15

In a week of stats and records, can you guess a builder’s favourite on-site groove? Or how many Brits claim home ownership is their main ambition in life? And do you think a builder from Derby can pull a 12-tonne truck?


Hansom: Tell us a joke

3 Jul 15

Former City of London planning officer Peter Rees is game for a laugh, Mace celebrates its 25th birthday, Elizabeth II gets her tool belt on, and the Building crew take to the waters of a west London reservoir

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