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Tuesday22 August 2017

NEW ANALYSIS

Guildhall Art Gallery

No place like home: Staycations, Part 3

15 Aug 17

Looking for a vacation without airport stress and high costs? Read the third part of a trip around the UK’s best holiday destinations

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Belfast

No place like home: Staycations, Part 2

Looking for a vacation without airport stress and high costs? Read the second part of a trip around the UK’s best holiday destinations

 staycation

No place like home: Staycations, Part 1

Looking for a vacation without airport stress and high costs? Read the first part of a trip around the UK’s best holiday destinations

Victoria Station Manchester

Rail infrastructure: Losing track, Part 2

Read the second part of a tour of the UK’s major planned rail schemes. What are the chances of them hitting the buffers?

Rail tracks in countryside

Rail infrastructure: Losing track, Part 1

Read the first part of a tour of the UK’s major planned rail schemes. What are the chances of them hitting the buffers?

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Carillion: A cautionary tale

The UK’s second-biggest contractor has posted some pretty alarming figures recently, from its £695m debt to its £845m writedown. But how did it get into this state, how can it get out again, and what does it mean for the wider industry?

Top 150 contractors 2017

Top 150 contractors: Whatever the weather

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector enjoying reasonably benign market conditions but remaining fearful of the uncertainties of Brexit and volatile domestic politics

Battersea Power Station

Battersea: ‘The toughest project in the world'

Battersea Power Station’s redevelopment has not had an easy time of it lately, with profit margins plummeting and costs soaring. The development company behind the scheme speaks exclusively to Building about the scale of the problems

Doha

Qatar: ‘This dispute has escalated beyond any reasonably sane level’

With tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies rising by the week, many are fearful of the impact this row could have on construction companies working in the Gulf state, the World Cup 2022 preparations, and Qatari investment in UK projects

Chalcots Estate

In Grenfell’s shadow

After the immediate shock of the Grenfell Tower fire, local authorities and housing associations are trying to work out what it all means for the social housing sector. Joey Gardiner reports

Grenfell-Tower

Grenfell Tower: Heated debate

The Grenfell Tower fire has led to calls for fire safety regulations to be examined. But this was not the first warning sign that the current rules are not fit for purpose. What can be done to make sure a tragedy on this scale doesn’t happen again?

Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Tower: Construction facts

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

G5PK02

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…

Chart

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

money

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

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