Monday21 August 2017


Chloe McCulloch

Construction's fortunes: A sea change

11 Aug 17

Construction’s growth slowdown brings concerns about infrastructure project delays and low margins into sharp focus – and highlights the need for a change of mindset


Willing the means

4 Aug 17

The government needs to ensure that changes recommended by the review of building and fire safety regulations actually happen – perhaps by putting its hand in its pocket


Homes, sweet homes

21 Jul 17

Government is not taking enough responsibilty for planning affordable housing – as the outcry over Battersea shows

Chloe McCulloch

After the fire

6 Jul 17

The traumatic experience at Grenfell Tower has understandably triggered a rush to find answers, but we also need to stand back and look at social housing in a holistic way


Brexit: And so it begins

23 Jun 17

A year after the UK decided to leave the EU, the Brexit negotiations have finally started


Election reaction: Now what?

16 Jun 17

Given that construction typically recoils at the prospect of uncertainty, where does last week’s election result leave the sector?

Sarah Richardson

Welcome to the family

8 Jun 17

Sir Robert McAlpine appoints Paul Hamer as chief executive – a man used to tackling a big commercial challenge

Sarah Richardson

Council housing: Anything you can do

26 May 17

Theresa May’s pledge to build ‘a new generation of council homes’ is a riposte to Labour’s promise to fund 500,000 social homes


Balmy days of summer

28 Jul 17

Building’s annual top 150 league tables make for far better reading this year than they have for some time

Chloe McCulloch

Tough at the top: Carillion's woes

14 Jul 17

Carillion faces a difficult challenge after its announcement of a profit warning and the resulting plunge in share price – the firm will be looking for a very safe pair of hands to be its new CEO

Chloe McCulloch

Fire tests: Cause for alarm

29 Jun 17

It’s possible that combustible materials used in the cladding for Grenfell Tower and others complied with building regulations, in which case we are looking at a catastrophic failure of the system


Grenfell Tower: A fatal failure

22 Jun 17

The onus is on all of us to ensure a tragedy like the deadly blaze at Grenfell Tower never happens again


Election reaction: Where uncertainty will hit construction

9 Jun 17

Consensual politics is good in theory – but it’s a fine line between agreement and inertia

Sarah Richardson

GE2017: All to play for

2 Jun 17

Promises on public spending and skills have swayed construction from the Conservatives to Labour

Sarah Richardson

Double trouble for leasehold houses

19 May 17

Housebuilders crippling ground rent increases are causing homeowners anguish

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