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Clugston Construction Kemsley power plant

Clugston and French partner bag £66m power plant

24 Aug 16

Contractor to deliver build and civil engineering works on power plant in Kent


Constructing Excellence to merge with BRE

17 Aug 16

Constructing Excellence brand will remain but organisation will be wholly-owned by the BRE

Mersey Gateway bridge

Aecom forms research partnership after Mersey Gateway role

16 Aug 16

Consultant teams up with University of Salford to conduct environmental research after role on £450m project

One Nine Elms new thumb

Nine Elms to get UK’s largest sustainable drainage system

5 Aug 16

£14m system will divert rainwater from across 561-acre site into River Thames

BSI launches carbon emissions standard for infrastructure

28 Jul 16

The standard was developed with input from various construction firms

Heathrow Grimshaw

Heathrow targets 'zero carbon' expansion

21 Jul 16

Concept architect chosen for Heathrow expansion tells Building airport wants to be “most sustainable in the world”

Ipswich scheme

Plans in for 1,100-home Ipswich scheme

3 Aug 16

Crest Nicholson and PRP submit plans

wind farm

MPs damn Green Deal roll-out

28 Jul 16

Building looks into a report on household energy efficiency schemes from the Public Accounts Committee

Inside the Ben Ainslie base

Sir Ben Ainslie base wins BREEAM Excellent

20 Jul 16

Sustainability accolade awarded ahead of next week’s America’s Cup in the Solent


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

Ecobuild roundtable

Sustainability: The new normal

12 Jul 16

To launch the programme for next year’s show and its central question of redefining sustainability for the construction industry, Ecobuild gathered a panel of experts to debate the question of what sustainability means to them, and to our industry


Offices of the future: Where now for Don Draper?

22 Jun 16

The office has come a long way since the days of Mad Men, but what could it look like in 10 or 20 years’ time? Well, hot-desking, wellbeing measures and remote working will all flourish. But alas, there’ll be no return of the drinks cabinet

Community Opinion

Adam Mursal

What hotels have to teach the private rented sector

25 Aug 16

Hoteliers tend to obsess over customer satisfaction, and that’s what the build-to-rent sector has to start doing

Garden Bridge

Online poll: Garden Bridge

25 Aug 16

Should the government continue to underwrite London’s Garden Bridge? Vote here

Simon Rawlinson

Team GB: Reflected glory

24 Aug 16

Team GB’s glittering success in Rio was the result of a brilliantly executed campaign. Surely there must be lessons for construction?

Michael Dall

Construction: A sector under scrutiny

24 Aug 16 | By Michael Dall

Figures which show the impact the EU referendum has had on the industry are starting to be released, but the picture still isn’t clear

Holly Porter

Tackling discrimination in construction

22 Aug 16 | By Holly Porter

Diversity in our industry needs to be a concrete target, not a nice thing to have

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Chris Pike

Infrastructure should lead post-Brexit revival

18 Aug 16 | By Chris Pike

Every day lost in pondering whether to push ahead with big infrastructure projects is a day that costs the country dear

Matt Kier

Ultimate road trip: The end?

17 Aug 16 | By Mat Kier

Ridge’s Mat Kier on the Mongolian Rally Challenge sends an update from Uzebekistan