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    This week in 2012

    2017-07-07T06:00:00Z

    Five years ago the government held a Construction Summit to reassure the industry

  • Archive image: Screenshot of 1987 article 'Goodbye to He-de-hi"
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    This week in 1987

    2017-06-30T07:00:00Z

    Three decades ago Center Parcs promised a new experience “tested fastidiously” in Belgium and Holland

  • Building archive screen grab of 1962 article: Fire Protection: Bureaucracy or Commonsense?
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    This week in 1962

    2017-06-23T07:00:00Z

    Some 55 years ago, Building’s leader was on a subject that has had tragic cause to be on the receiving end of much scrutiny this week – fire regulations

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    General election in 1992

    2017-06-16T07:00:00Z

    Another election kicked off by a Conservative prime minister to secure a solid mandate – but what a difference

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    This week in 2002

    2017-06-09T07:00:00Z

    In 2002, Building published images of a deck of cards to illustrate government reshuffles

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    This week in 1977

    2017-06-02T06:00:00Z

    40 years ago a marketer was pushing a radical residential idea – to get rid of architects

  • State of decay article from 1992
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    This week in 1992

    2017-05-26T08:00:00Z

    Quarter of a century ago the results of an Audit Commission report on council housing put the dampers on any post-election parties for the Conservatives

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    This week in 1997

    2017-05-19T07:00:00Z

    This time in 1997 Building polled readers’ attitudes to their work and the results were far from happy

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    This week in 2002

    2017-05-12T07:00:00Z

    Back in 2002 one firm took an unusual approach to retaining its employees by consulting the Tao Te Ching

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    This week in 1987

    2017-05-05T07:00:00Z

    Thirty years ago, Building was looking at the potential for former psychiatric hospitals to be converted into residential