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Floods

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

The Shard, London Bridge

London is world's fifth greenest city

12 Sep 16

Arcadis publishes ranking of the world’s most sustainable cities

Hinkley

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

Ash Sakula zero carbon terrace

London's new zero carbon rules may catch firms out

30 Aug 16

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

Crane

Constructing Excellence to merge with BRE

17 Aug 16

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

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

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

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

Ipswich scheme

Plans in for 1,100-home Ipswich scheme

3 Aug 16

Crest Nicholson and PRP submit plans

Analysis

GSK Compliance Building

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

BREEAM

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

Community Opinion

Terri Willis

Ecobuild blog: Changing perspectives on green buildings

23 Sep 16

Buildings must be transformed from simply functional infrastructure into part of the solution to combat global climate change

Airport

Online poll: Heathrow expansion

23 Sep 16

Will the government opt to expand Heathrow when it finally announces its decision on airport capacity? Vote here

Michael Dall

Economics: Business as usual

22 Sep 16

The reality is that, for now, nothing has changed in the UK economy

Noble Francis

Economics: Stable, if only for now

22 Sep 16 | By Noble Francis

Data suggests that activity won’t fall off a cliff but it will slow down in the next 12 months

Stephen Stone, chief executive, Crest Nicholson

We need a long term approach to housebuilding

22 Sep 16 | By Stephen Stone

Our industry needs to work in partnership with government to set co-ordinated targets and drive real change

David Montague

Affordable homes are essential for economic growth

22 Sep 16 | By David Montague

With support from government we can build thriving communities that give something back to the country’s economy

Nick Cullen

Price spikes and Hinkley

21 Sep 16 | By Nick Cullen

Circumstances combined to push prices to a rare peak just as Hinkley Point C nuclear power station got the go-ahead. What does this tell us?