Friday01 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


Laurence Cobb

Keeping the cash flowing

1 Aug 14 | By Laurence Cobb

The fair payment charter is clearly going to need some teeth and enforcement powers but who the teeth will belong to and what the enforcement measures will look like remain to be seen

Luke Burroughs

We must re-empower small and medium-sized housebuilders

1 Aug 14 | By Luke Burroughs

In the 1930s small builders dominated the market. But the current dominance of volume house builders has caused concerns for location and housing quality

Jeffrey Brown

Sharing out the risks

1 Aug 14 | By Jeffrey Brown

BIM is supposed to help eliminate design risk but the different parties on a project must make sure that their responsibilities and liabilities are clearly defined

Vern Pitt

The Green Deal: Are we back at square one?

1 Aug 14 | By Vern Pitt

The sector must capitalise on customer interest now that the £120m government incentive has closed

Didcot power station demolition

Image of the week: Powering down

1 Aug 14

Locals gathered in Oxfordshire to watch the destruction of Didcot power stations cooling towers


agenda 15 megaphones 2

Agenda 15: What you said

1 Aug 14

Building has been asking the construction industry what policies the next UK government needs to adopt - here we review your responses

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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