More than half of construction firms now using BIM

17 Apr 14 | By Joey Gardiner

NBS survey finds that number of firms that have used BIM has jumped from 39% to 50% over last year

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HS2 launches BIM level 2 survey

11 Apr 14 | By Iain Withers

HS2 to gauge whether potential suppliers are ready to work at BIM Level 2


Builders’ merchants call for compulsory payment time disclosure

11 Apr 14 | By Vern Pitt

Builders Merchants Federation boss says new industry payment charter is “disappointing”


CITB appoints policy director

9 Apr 14 | By Vern Pitt

Policy director from manufacturers’ organisation becomes first appointment to revamped executive team

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Government unveils new construction payment charter

8 Apr 14 | By Vern Pitt

Contractors and the government have agreed to pay all suppliers within 30 days from 2018

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CITB plots new approach to apprenticeships

21 Mar 14 | By Allister Hayman

The CITB is to set up a new commission to develop a long-term apprenticeship strategy for the construction industry



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Building's Agenda 15 campaign

9 Jan 14 | By Joey Gardiner and Sarah Richardson

The UK goes to the polls on 7 May 2015, but political parties will be forming their policies from now. So it is the time for the construction industry to tell the politicians what it needs to be able to thrive


Construction 2025: A world away

11 Oct 13 | By Adam Branson

In the first of a new series looking at the government’s vision set out in the Construction 2025 report, Building asks if the opportunities it highlights for global growth really exist


Politics and infrastructure

13 Sep 13 | By Will Hurst

As the party conference season kicks off, Building looks at what the political parties are saying on the key areas for construction


The wasted recession

12 Sep 13 | By Adam Branson

Recovery may now be on the cards, but did we learn enough from the recession?


Government Soft Landings: Strings attached

1 Aug 13 | By Thomas Lane

Government Soft Landings will apply to all central government projects by 2016 - here’s what you need to know

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Construction strategy 2025: Within our reach?

10 Jul 13

Can the industrial strategy succeed? Four experts address the key challenges

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Global Construction 2025

3 Jul 13 | By Adam Branson

Twelve years from now, there will be 70% more construction work going on around the world. Building reports on the findings of Global Construction 2025


Tune in to BIM FM

14 June 2013 | By Thomas Lane

What can BIM offer facilities managment and will it have a transformative impact on building operation?

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Still waiting for fair payment times

11 Apr 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Success of the Construction Leadership Council’s fair payment initiative depends on government and the industry backing enforcement measures


Clients are missing out on half the benefits of BIM

25 Mar 14 | By Peter Trebilcock

Many clients think they are getting the best out of BIM, but most are not even scratching the surface


A lack of resource will bite us where it hurts

24 Mar 14 | By Steven Barker

Construction is facing a skills crisis - it’s time for some self-help

Pete Baxter

Holding back the tide

24 Mar 14 | By Pete Baxter

Advanced simulation and building techniques are essential to the UK’s flooding response

Louise Clark

Gaming can inspire construction's next generation

17 Mar 14 | By Louise Clarke

Computer games like Minecraft could be harnessed to help the sector

William Burton

We need to work together on apprenticeships

7 Mar 14 | By William Burton

Only by avoiding the ‘skills timebomb’ can construction reap the rewards of recovery

Mike Putnam

In construction, good relationships count

25 Feb 14 | By Mike Putnam

Being ethical and treating your supply chain properly can guard against risks like inflation

James Wates

Let's build communities, not just buildings

24 Feb 14 | By James Wates

When we think about what we build and who we build it for, we should think about the wider wiring of the country and about what makes a community

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The artists, the artisans and the end users

17 Feb 14 | By Graham Cash

Construction is often wrongly cast as thwarting the architect’s ambitions or vision

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