Thursday29 June 2017


Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Tower: Construction facts

16 Jun 17

Building’s technical editor considers what is known about the building and the recent upgrade



How did construction’s candidates perform in the election?

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


How did construction vote in the election?

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

10 Downing Street

Who’s who in government?

Who in Theresa May’s reshuffled team will have an effect on construction?

Crossrail 2

Election 2017: What’s what?

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

Mark Reynolds

What happens in a hung parliament?

A guide to what a hung parliament means and what the impact could be for construction

Polling station

Election 2017: Hanging in the balance

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

Election 2017 leaders

Building's election survey results in full

View the full results from over 1,100 readers who took part in our survey to find out who construction is backing in the election


Economy watch: Output declines

Output has fallen month on month but levels of investment are continuing to rise

Consumer Price Index

Economy watch: Inflation on the rise

A CBI survey of manufacturers shows that output is up - and it’s not just due to sterling’s fall in value

Tory manifesto

Conservative manifesto: Council housing’s new best friend?

Offering little new for construction by way of infrastructure commitments, the Tory manifesto nevertheless surprised with its brazen parking of tanks on Labour’s lawn


Economy watch: Layers of uncertainty

As the general election approaches and uncertainty around Brexit continues, economic indicators are starting to get darker


Labour manifesto: Cornucopia of delights or a suicide note?

With the Tories so far ahead in the polls, you might be forgiven for thinking the (official) launch this week of Labour’s manifesto is a bit of an irrelevance

City of London

The great Brexit buy-up?

With sterling devalued but growth prospects strong, UK firms have rarely been more tempting to overseas buyers, as the recent takeover approach for Atkins may show. So could current market conditions signal a buying frenzy?

Hospital corridor

Just what the doctor ordered

The NHS has a maintenance backlog amounting to at least £5bn and it’s getting worse by the day as funds from the capital budget are raided to keep the health service running

housing pic

Housing: The forgotten crisis

Already it has been dubbed the ‘Brexit election’, so will this single issue overshadow all others, including how to tackle the housing crisis?

Election 2017 leaders

The Brexit election

Before the parties nail down their manifestos, we take a look at what construction might expect from June’s vote

Garden Bridge

Garden Bridge: Troubled crossing

Dame Margaret Hodge’s recent report on the controversial Garden Bridge has highlighted the question of whether the mayor of London should pull the plug on the project

ballot box web

What does a general election mean for construction?

More uncertainty looms - as Brexit debate set to dominate 8 June election

Here’s the snag …

Bovis: Here’s the snag …

Bovis Homes recently set aside £7m to deal with its torrent of snagging complaints from buyers of its properties - and it’s not the only housebuilder criticised for selling unfinished and faulty homes

Former police station

Schools for scandal?

The government has put its all behind its manifesto commitment to provide 500 free schools, with £10bn of funding to back it up

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