Agenda 15

  • Richard Steer 2014
    Comment

    A lack of understanding

    2015-09-16T06:00:00Z

    Construction delivers around 7% of the country’s GDP. So why does this Conservative government seem so intent on running the industry that has underpinned the economic recovery into the ground?

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    Features

    Retrofit: Low expectations

    2015-07-02T10:01:00Z

    David Blackman looks at the vanishing chances of making green retrofit a national infrastructure priority

  • Skills illustration
    Features

    Skills: Up to the job?

    2015-06-18T10:57:00Z

    With funding of apprenticeships under threat and training providers not always churning out people with the right skills, how will we get the workers we need?

  • Schools
    Features

    Schools: Where are they all going to sit?

    2015-05-28T06:00:00Z

    25% more new school places will be needed in the next five years than the previous five, yet the government is cutting overall capital funding by 16%

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    Features

    It’s time to fix the housing crisis

    2015-05-22T00:00:00Z

    With a dire shortage of homes in the country, what has the government got to do to get housing working again?

  • Sarah Richardson
    Comment

    A Budget for the regions

    2015-03-18T17:41:00Z

    The chancellor’s focus on regional growth was in contrast to his national infrastructure announcements, which lacked an integrated and coherent approach

  • Sarah Richardson
    Comment

    Nobody wins

    2015-03-13T06:00:00Z

    The rise of the smaller political parties could mean the next government finds it harder to take a pro-development stance on housebuilding

  • Nick Raynsford
    Comment

    Time to be heard

    2015-03-05T06:00:00Z

    MPs are frequently having their ears bent by lobby groups opposed to construction activity, but the run-up to May’s election is a real opportunity to redress the balance

  • Building debate at Ecobuild
    News

    UK construction 'chronically under-investing'

    2015-03-04T08:00:00Z

    Ecobuild latest: Sir John Armitt and Richard Threlfall among industry leaders to highlight skills shortages at Building debate

  • Neil Dower
    Comment

    Procurement has to be reformed

    2015-02-25T06:00:00Z

    Failed frameworks are just one symptom of a system that’s not working - we need the next government to act urgently