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Thames Water picks £57m consultancy framework winners

11 Oct 16

Big name consultants among winners on water infrastructure framework

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Workers 'perform better' in greener buildings

10 Oct 16

Harvard research finds better performance and less sick leave from workers in certified green buildings

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Cyber attack risk to nuclear power plants revealed

6 Oct 16

World Energy Council urges firms to build greater resilience into energy infrastructure as threat grows


Millions of pounds of retrofit work 'wasted,' says report

30 Sep 16

Constructing Excellence in Wales report shows insulation work done without proper assesment and in unsuitable homes


Bonfield flooding review to call for stronger partnerships

14 Sep 16

Peter Bonfield review will say insurers must work with construction and government to prepare for floods


EDF and Chinese partner to get '£160bn from Hinkley'

6 Sep 16

Reports suggest Hinkley strike price means EDF and Chinese partner could get £160bn over 35 years


Call for review of ‘costly’ smart meter programme

29 Sep 16

The Institute of Directors has hit out at what it calls the government’s “complex and costly” smart meter rollout programme

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London is world's fifth greenest city

12 Sep 16

Arcadis publishes ranking of the world’s most sustainable cities

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London's new zero carbon rules may catch firms out

30 Aug 16

Oblivious developers ‘will need specialist help to avoid London offsetting fees’


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Sustainability: The housing ‘trilemma’

28 Sep 16

How can the UK deliver the volume of new homes required without sacrificing wellbeing or environmental performance?

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Sustainability Project of the Year shortlist

7 Sep 16

The Building Awards shortlist for Sustainability Project of the Year highlights some exceptional schemes that have innovation at their core and keep a responsible eye on the future. Ike Ijeh takes a sneak peek

David Hurcomb

Interview: NG Bailey's David Hurcomb

25 Aug 16

David Hurcomb talks to Building on why he’s not fazed by the last-minute delay to go ahead with Hinkley, how the UK needs to get on with Heathrow expansion and the virtues of working for a privately owned company


Sustainable sailor: Land Rover BAR

20 Jul 16

The Land Rover BAR sailing team have embedded sustainability into not just its new base building but also its core ethos

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A Guinness World Record for the longest Lego bridge

21 Oct 16

The inside story of WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff’s world record-breaking brick building bid

Nigel Ostime

The Farmer Review overlooks architects' role

21 Oct 16

Reforming construction is a must, and designers have a vital part to play in improving the delivery of building projects

Nick Cullen

I can sympathise with politicians' Heathrow dilemma

20 Oct 16

MPs have to weigh up the interests of their constituents against those of the the country as a whole, no wonder they’re dithering

Chris Pike

Delaying a decision over airport capacity is economic madness

20 Oct 16 | By Chris Pike

Government indecisiveness risks damaging investors appetite in UK infrastructure projects, and ultimately the UK’s fragile economy

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Online poll: Farmer Review

19 Oct 16

Is the Farmer Review right about the scale of the challenges facing the construction industry? Vote here

Michael Dall

The value of sterling

19 Oct 16 | By Michael Dall

The fall in the value of the pound is the most tangible effect of the outcome of the EU referendum

Andrew Carpenter

The Farmer Review is right to focus on pre-manufacture

18 Oct 16 | By Andrew Carpenter

Structural timber has a vital role to play in hitting housing targets, what we need now is more collaboration with housebuilders to realise the benefits of this approach