Some big personalities unburden themselves at Ecobuild, and we try to get to know our readers (and their taste in tea) better. But who is the mysterious figure lined up to host this year’s Building Awards?
Russia wonders what to do now the Games are over, the BBC brings a party on four wheels to the submerged South-west, a hacks bangs his head, and construction collides with the world of musical theatre (jazz hands!)
We find a regal way to avoid assassination at industry events, meet a modern-day King Canute, chat about the footie and see some ice sculptures. Plus, are Crossrail workers hearing things that go bump in the night?
This week, the chancellor plays chuff-chuffs, kids get to work on Crossrail, we warm to Cold Homes Week, and the City hands Richard Rogers a big set of keys
In this week’s adventure, construction’s finest unite to battle invading Germans (or, at least, Boris’ eccentric sense of humour), radioactive deer, and a ‘giant silver turd’ in the centre of Madrid. Plus, how attractive are you?
The BBC’s Nick Robinson relives his embarrassment over a saucy seventies rock classic and a concrete leak causes havoc on the Victoria line, but can anything bring Unite’s Bernard McAulay to a halt?
We say goodbye to a respected old colleague; the smell of tarmac takes us back to our Olympic glory days; we remember when folk gave to charity; plus, nothing beats a good old cup of tea and a building made of cake
This week we relive our student days by going back to our ABC, learning about the latest catwalk fashions (donkey jackets, apparently), popping into a bookshop, and then going to a gig. Just don’t mention ‘eco-towns’
Images from the New Year binge flash before our eyes: it starts with a game of darts; then fireworks; then we wake up from a disturbing dream about massive lobsters to find we’re cuddling a baby seal
Warm up your voicebox for our festive sing along - featuring the UKGBC Christmas choir, a resurrected job market, a certain government framework (bah humbug!), decorated cranes, and some recipe ideas
You’ve sorted out a gift subscription to Building, so it’s time to think about the rest of your Xmas shopping: Lego, a moustache trimmer, a crime thriller and a bag of Haribo.Then you can get ready for Boxing Day …
A brief excursion to the moon this week to sniff out energy supply possibilities; back on earth, we limber up for a bit of festive fisticuffs and are aghast at the cost of postage. Meanwhile, Mace takes the biscuit
This week, Ed Balls reminisces about Labour’s ‘zero homes’ policy, a Building columnist faces every public speaker’s worst nightmare, and EC Harris is (temporarily) off the sauce
World Cup fever and a spot of rain hit Doha (but no sign of Zaha Hadid), London’s Emirates Air Line is spurned, structural engineers are deaf to opera, and the FT tries to keep up
Wayne Hemingway shows how to lose friends and alienate people, the Co-op HQ goes green(er), Graham Watts takes to the stage, and Southwark council emphatically denies knocking a hole in Justin Webb’s house
You thought the silly season was in August? Well, this week, a Formula One racing driver performs donuts on top of the Burj Al Arab, Mace’s buildings grow moustaches and one architect creates a cyborg pumpkin
While St Jude brings both a wind turbine and Nick Clegg to a halt, and an Italian architect fills a Shanghai office with bubbles, there’s still time for a moment of quiet reflection in the Staffordshire countryside
This week: mixed reactions to the French going nuclear in Somerset; there are harsh words over a Palace; Berkeley learns to keep its views to itself; plus an update on Google’s plans to rule the world
This week, we bust our guts at Hackney’s Boxing Academy, get our tongues in an acronymic twist, put our foot down on bottoms, and get our rocks off with construction’s finest bands
Digby Jones’ scintillating wit and Boris Johnson’s world-famous joke repertoire both go over the heads of the Chinese, talent gets shoved aside in a government reshuffle and Guildford’s PR exercise goes awry
This week’s unlikely fables include bringing the house down, a fantastic (unbuilt) tower, and a world of fun and laughter (in a bank). But will it be a fairy tale ending for young Nick Boles?