Saturday23 August 2014

The Government Construction Summit is the only official government supported construction event in the industry calendar. In conjunction with Building, top level government speakers and industry though leaders gather to discuss public pipeline and current challenges.

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Michael Fallon

GCS video: Michael Fallon

17 Jul 14

The former Minister of State for Business and Energy discusses low carbon and sustainable construction at the Government Construction Summit 2014

David Higgins

GCS video: David Higgins

17 Jul 14

The chairman of High Speed 2 takes a look forward at leadership and change at the Government Construction Summit 2014

Lord Paul Deighton KBE

GCS video: Lord Paul Deighton KBE

16 Jul 14

The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury discusses improving UK infrastructure delivery at the Government Construction Summit 2014

Vince Cable video

GCS video: Vince Cable

8 Jul 14

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills discusses the industrial strategy and role of the construction industry at the Government Construction Summit 2014



Construction strategy 2025: Within our reach?

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

Strategy for Construction


Captains of industry

5 Jun 13

This year construction is higher up the political agenda than ever, with calls for fresh investment. The government has responded and is shortly expected to unveil its Industrial Strategy for Construction


Joey Gardiner

Challenging times

22 Aug 14 | By Joey Gardiner

In regards to procurement, the public sector is already held to a far higher standard than private clients

Allister Hayman

Beware the wrong acquisition

22 Aug 14 | By Allister Hayman

What can we learn from the month-long Balfour Beatty-Carillion kerfuffle?


Seizing the middle gap in housing

22 Aug 14

Speller Metcalfe’s Matt Brown responds to one of our blogs on housebuilding

Debbie Hobbs

How do we get GB to move from G to B?

21 Aug 14 | By Debbie Hobbs

If property investors are to improve the energy performance of their assets they need clarity on the government’s long-term aims

Noble Francis

Tentative times

20 Aug 14 | By Noble Francis

The CPA/Barbour ABI Construction Index was 128 in July, slightly lower (4%) than in June



Agenda 15: Your views

6 Aug 14

The spotlight turns to sustainability policy and ways to promote longer-term infrastructure planning

Peter Hansford

Peter Hansford

Latham's legacy

24 Jun 14

Since Sir Michael Latham published his milestone report 20 years ago, our industry is no longer characterised by delays, disputes and accidents. As part of Building’s special coverage of next month’s anniversary Peter Hansford looks at how Construction 2025 continues this journey of improvement

Your views


The industry has had its say ...

5 Jun 13

Five hundred people responded to our questionnaire in the run-up to the Government Construction Summit next month. Here’s a flavour of what they said …

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