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Housing

Grant Lipton

Heritage is absent from the housing white paper

22 May 17 | By Grant Lipton

We need to reintroduce the concept of heritage into the discussion around the expanding our villages, towns and cities

Mark Leeson

How to help local authorities build homes

19 May 17 | By Mark Leeson

The Conservatives’ pledge to build more council houses is welcome but few people have mentioned the route that built hundreds of thousands of homes each year in the post-war period

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Architects & design

Jack Pringle

Housing: Great shakes

23 May 17 | By Jack Pringle

If you look hard enough, something positive has come out of this turbulent world politics and frenzy of electioneering

Vick Webb

Untapped technology

25 Apr 17 | By Vicki Webb

Brexit and the skills crisis could be what the construction industry needs to make some really innovative break-throughs that will improve efficiency and productivity

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Legal

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Procedural fairness

19 May 17 | By Ted Lowery

Had interventions by the judge during the evidence made a fair trial impossible? Ted Lowery considers a recent Court of Appeal case

Paul Glass

Cyber security: Be prepared if you don't WannaCry

16 May 17 | By Paul Glass

The events of last Friday and the weekend have shown that cryptoware can wreak havoc. Ensuring that staff are properly trained is crucial

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Infrastructure

Chris Fellowes

Lessons from the Garden Bridge fiasco

10 May 17 | By Chris Fellowes

The odds were stacked against a bridge that offered little practical or economic benefit, but failing to secure adequate funding was its ultimate downfall

Richard Threlfall

Infrastructure: Going places

3 May 17 | By Richard Threlfall

Rapid advances in infrastructure technologies will transform the way we build. Construction firms need to stop dragging their feet and catch up with the pace of the new technology revolution

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Contractors

Rudi Klein

Forging stronger chains

22 May 17 | By Rudi Klein

The UK construction industry must become leaner, fitter and more integrated to survive. Will the new government act as a catalyst for this after the election?

Mark-Farmer

Our winning ways

17 May 17 | By Mark Farmer

Construction is on the brink of an unprecedented manpower crisis and yet we’re still not making the sector attractive enough to draw in the high-quality entrants we need. Here’s what we should do …

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BIM

Anthony-Brown

Could the Uber-effect hit construction?

16 May 17 | By Anthony Brown

The Uber app has brought dynamic pricing to taxi rides, it’s possible the supply of construction labour could be disrupted in a similar way

Paul Glass

Cyber security: Be prepared if you don't WannaCry

16 May 17 | By Paul Glass

The events of last Friday and the weekend have shown that cryptoware can wreak havoc. Ensuring that staff are properly trained is crucial

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Education & healthcare

Alex Solk

Will the university campus exist in 50 years' time?

12 May 17 | By Alex Solk

Predictions that the campus will be usurped by digital, remote learning ignore the importance of ‘face-to-face’ interaction

Sarah Richardson

Free schools don't come cheap

7 Apr 17 | By Sarah Richardson

The question of whether the government is spending too much on free schools development is far from clear cut

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QS

Keith Brooks

Fixing construction

3 May 17 | By Keith Brooks

BIM encourages collaboration but the industry needs to go much further and change the way things are done from the start to the end of a project

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Iain Parker

Globalisation can be a force for good

1 May 17 | By Iain Parker

This creeping anti-trade rhetoric threatens years of growing connectivity and collaboration - construction’s future relies on a healthy and global exchange of ideas

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Analysis

Cars in flood

Hell or high water

3 Feb 17 | By David Blackman

The North-west may have been spared flooding so far this winter, but the occurence and severity of the region’s floods is steadily increasing

New homes being built at a garden village

It takes a village

11 Jan 17 | By David Blackman

The government’s recent commitment to back 14 new garden villages sounds like a lovely idea, providing 48,000 much-needed homes in stand-alone communities


Hansom HT

Hansom: The big time

19 May 17

This week in construction is suffused with the heady scent of success, from elected mayors, popular tourist snaps, a cyclist going the extra mile and quite a lot of very, very rich people

sustainability: building performance

Edwina Cramp

Who is to blame for misleading energy efficiency claims?

9 May 17 | By Edwina Cramp

Media reports on the performance gap have pointed the finger at energy modelling professionals but action is required from the whole industry, including clients

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sustainability: green energy

Edwina Cramp

Who is to blame for misleading energy efficiency claims?

9 May 17 | By Edwina Cramp

Media reports on the performance gap have pointed the finger at energy modelling professionals but action is required from the whole industry, including clients

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