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Housing

Dominick Veasey

More homes: A mountain to climb

21 Jun 17 | By Dominick Veasey

Market uncertainy caused by the hung parliament could derail government’s plans to tackle the housing crisis

Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing can introduce choice

20 Jun 17 | By Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing doesn’t have to come at the expense of good architecture and could bring choice

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Architects & design

Ike Ijeh

A view of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017

21 Jun 17 | By Ike Ijeh

Natural simplicity forms an ode to the spirit of a modern city

Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing can introduce choice

20 Jun 17 | By Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing doesn’t have to come at the expense of good architecture and could bring choice

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Legal

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Compensation events

14 Jun 17 | By Ted Lowery

Had a PFI project company given proper notice of a claim for compensation? Ted Lowery considers a High Court case in Northern Ireland

Stephanie Canham

Holding back

13 Jun 17 | By Stephanie Canham

Withholding retention money is one of the most controversial practices in the construction industry today. But with reform delayed, what can subcontractors do to protect themselves?

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Infrastructure

Richard McCarthy

What we can do for Brexit

21 Jun 17 | By Richard McCarthy

The best way to bolster the UK’s negotiating position in Brexit is to have a strong and growing economy. The construction industry needs pull together to show the government how it can help that to happen

Peter Hibberd

Infrastructure: What’s in a name?

31 May 17 | By Peter Hibberd

‘Infrastructure’ is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment, but how do you define it for contract purposes? For the most part, it might be best not to

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Contractors

Dominick Veasey

More homes: A mountain to climb

21 Jun 17 | By Dominick Veasey

Market uncertainy caused by the hung parliament could derail government’s plans to tackle the housing crisis

Mike-Williams

Social housing must embrace modular

15 Jun 17 | By Mike Williams

Housing associations can make savings and get more control over supply by adopting modular

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BIM

Mark Bew

A digital revolution is needed

7 Jun 17 | By Mark Bew

It will take a digital revolution to successfully navigate the UK’s post-Brexit social policy minefield

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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

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Education & healthcare

Matt Roche

Building the universities of the future

9 Jun 17 | By Matt Roche

Taking a technology-led approach will be the future for designing assets for university estates

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

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QS

Mike-Williams

Social housing must embrace modular

15 Jun 17 | By Mike Williams

Housing associations can make savings and get more control over supply by adopting modular

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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Analysis

Crossrail 2

Election 2017: What’s what?

14 Jun 17 | By Mark Leftly

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

Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Tower: Construction facts

16 Jun 17 | By Thomas Lane

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


Hansom HT

Hansom: ‘tis the season to be arty

23 Jun 17

We marvel at the UK’s ‘tallest mural’, swoop in on an office drone race, and enjoy some exposure on Wickes and sun-screening charity campaigns. Plus Shawcross’ latest work hits St Pancras

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: UK policy & regulation

Cutland

Will energy efficiency fare any better under this government?

12 Jun 17 | By Neil Cutland

Many will be concerned by Michael Gove becoming environment secretary but Greg Clark’s reappointment at BEIS is to be welcomed

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sustainability: international

Nick Cullen

The wrong targets

26 Jun 17 | By Nick Cullen

The UK is about to miss a key renewables target but there have been substantial improvements in carbon reduction

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sustainability: green energy

Nick Cullen

The wrong targets

26 Jun 17 | By Nick Cullen

The UK is about to miss a key renewables target but there have been substantial improvements in carbon reduction

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