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Katy Dowding

Skanska names new UK building boss

23 May 17 11:52 am | By Hamish Champ

Appointment is one of five announced by new CEO Gregor Craig

Conor Ellis RLB Head of Health

RLB appoints ex-Arcadis health boss

23 May 17 11:43 am | By Louise Dransfield

The appointment is part of RLB’s plans to expand its healthcare business

Koko

Legendary London music venue KOKO set for remix

23 May 17 9:15 am | By Jim Dunton

Archer Humphryes Architects proposals will upgrade Grade II building and deliver new hotel

AHMM Croydon scheme for HUB

Go-ahead for AHMM homes at former Croydon council HQ

22 May 17 4:17 pm | By Dave Rogers

Work on Taberner House to start later this year

Nugen workers

Chinese power firm in 'investment talks with NuGen'

22 May 17 3:25 pm | By Hamish Champ

Representatives of State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation reported to be meeting with NuGen execs tomorrow

Rob Perrins

Training UK workers will be Brexit plus, says Berkeley boss

22 May 17 11:40 am | By Hamish Champ

Rob Perrins also takes a swipe at the apprenticeship levy

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ANALYSIS

Tour of a building site

Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16 | By David Blackman

Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?

Child reaching for plane

So near and yet so far…

28 Oct 16 | By Yoosof Farah, Dave Rogers

Setting up the National Infrastructure Commission was seen as a sign of the government’s commitment to getting rail, power and other major schemes built

Homes

Housebuilders' ground rent "scandal"

19 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Taylor Wimpey’s doubling of leasehold ground rents has drawn attention to what could be a wider industry practice

City-of-London

London drops down T&T's global costs league

16 May 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Latest global markets report from Turner & Towsend sees New York topple Zurich as the most expensive for property development

BIM

BIM: ‘They just don’t get it’

12 May 17 | By Tim Clark

The latest survey from NBS shows take-up is growing but raises concerns that private clients don’t understand BIM and that the government is failing to enforce its own mandate

Planning Houses

Avant lays down challenge for next government

4 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

Whoever gains power on 8 June ‘must back housebuilding beyond the South-east’

housing pic

Housing: The forgotten crisis

28 Apr 17 | By Joey Gardiner

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

Garden Bridge

Garden Bridge: Troubled crossing

19 Apr 17 | By David Blackman

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

COMMUNITY OPINION

Jack Pringle

Housing: Great shakes

23 May 17

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

Rudi Klein

Forging stronger chains

22 May 17

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?

Grant Lipton

Heritage is absent from the housing white paper

22 May 17

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

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

Stephen Gee

Construction’s candidate: Stephen Gee

19 May 17

The first of Building’s series of interviews with the construction professionals standing in the general election

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

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Procedural fairness

19 May 17

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

David-Mosey

Forming frameworks

18 May 17

Early contractor involvement is about more than just two-stage tendering. There are tested resources to build strong project teams, including last year’s FAC-1 framework alliance contract

Joey Gardiner

A week in the election

18 May 17

Labour’s manifesto is leaked, then released, and the Conservatives try to park their tanks on Labour’s lawn