Subcontractors seek to expose late payment

16 Sep 14 | By Vern Pitt

National subcontractor organisations are surveying firms to benchmark the state of payment practices the industry

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Nuclear Alert

Nuclear developer warns over UK skills shortage

15 Sep 14 | By Vern Pitt

Westinghouse boss says firm may need to import foreign engineers to build nuclear plants in the UK due to skills shortage

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Nick Boles takes Westminster construction hat

14 Aug 14 | Updated: 15 Aug 14 | By Allister Hayman

Skills minister Nick Boles has been handed responsibility for construction in the business department, rather than Matthew Hancock

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Industrial action feared as electricians reject pay deal

29 Jul 14 | By Iain Withers

Union could hold ballot on industrial action after 91% of workers reject a 5% two-year pay deal

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Start of summer best time to hire construction professionals

28 Jul 14 | By Vern Pitt

Analysis finds shortage of skilled staff in construction compared to other sectors of the economy

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Skills shortages fears hit highest level for six years

16 Jul 14 | By Iain Withers

Latest RICS survey finds 51% of firms say there are insufficient workers to meet demand



Agenda 15

Building's Agenda 15 campaign

10 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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Sarah Richardson

One direction

8 Aug 14 | By Sarah Richardson

As Building reveals the response to our Agenda 15 initiative, our construction manifesto for the next government has started to take shape

Richard Threlfall

Free our regions to thrive

7 Aug 14 | By Richard Threlfall

Boosting regions beyond the M25 could benefit the UK economy as a whole

Frank McLeod

An Egan lesson I'm applying to BIM

5 Aug 14 | By Frank McLeod

The purpose is to make money from satisfying customers, and that goes for BIM too

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Sarah Richardson

It's a shambles now but will it get even worse?

25 Jul 14 | By Sarah Richardson

Learning from the launch of the Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework

Allister Hayman

A black day for the industry

25 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

There was more hand-wringing embarassment for the industry this week as construction bosses gave evidence on blacklisting to MPs

Stephen Gee

Get in early

22 Jul 14 | By Stephen Gee

The number of women in construction is still woefuly low. We need to engage with schools so that children have a better idea of what construction can offer

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Allister Hayman

New faces

18 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

What impact will the government’s reshuffle have on the construction sector and policy?

Sarah Richardson

How much did Latham's report change us?

27 Jun 14 | By Sarah Richardson

A great deal has changed over the last 20 years, but has the construction industry changed as much as Latham would have hoped?

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A bright future

27 Jun 14 | By Francis Maude

Since coming to power in 2010, this government has tried to engage with the construction industry to make public spending on buildings and infrastructure leaner. Here the minister for the Cabinet Office counts the ways