All Construction issues articles – Page 3

  • Homes
    Features

    Housebuilders' ground rent "scandal"

    2017-05-19T08:00:00Z

    Government has now said it will crack down on ‘doubling’ leasehold ground rents, earlier in the year Building investigated this controversial industry practice

  • Features

    Economy watch: Layers of uncertainty

    2017-05-18T06:00:00Z

    As the general election approaches and uncertainty around Brexit continues, economic indicators are starting to get darker

  • BIM
    Features

    BIM: ‘They just don’t get it’

    2017-05-12T06:00:00Z

    The latest survey from NBS shows take-up is growing but raises concerns that private clients don’t understand BIM and that the government is failing to enforce its own mandate

  • City of London
    Features

    The great Brexit buy-up?

    2017-05-10T06:00:00Z

    With sterling devalued but growth prospects strong, UK firms have rarely been more tempting to overseas buyers, as the recent takeover approach for Atkins may show. So could current market conditions signal a buying frenzy?

  • Hospital corridor
    Features

    Just what the doctor ordered

    2017-05-03T06:00:00Z

    The NHS has a maintenance backlog amounting to at least £5bn and it’s getting worse by the day as funds from the capital budget are raided to keep the health service running

  • housing pic
    Features

    Housing: The forgotten crisis

    2017-04-28T06:00:00Z

    Already it has been dubbed the ‘Brexit election’, so will this single issue overshadow all others, including how to tackle the housing crisis?

  • Garden Bridge
    Features

    Garden Bridge: Troubled crossing

    2017-04-19T13:06:00Z

    Dame Margaret Hodge’s recent report on the controversial Garden Bridge has highlighted the question of whether the mayor of London should pull the plug on the project

  • Here’s the snag …
    Features

    Bovis: Here’s the snag …

    2017-04-13T06:00:00Z

    Bovis Homes recently set aside £7m to deal with its torrent of snagging complaints from buyers of its properties - and it’s not the only housebuilder criticised for selling unfinished and faulty homes

  • Sustainability
    Features

    Sustainability: Dropping the ball

    2017-04-13T06:00:00Z

    Environmentalists have been alarmed by Trump’s reversal of US climate change policies and signs that Brexit has diverted the UK government away from sustainability priorities

  • Former police station
    Features

    Schools for scandal?

    2017-04-07T06:00:00Z

    The government has put its all behind its manifesto commitment to provide 500 free schools, with £10bn of funding to back it up

  • London skyline
    Features

    Commercial towers: Riding high

    2017-04-06T06:00:00Z

    The prospect of Brexit may not have stalled the wave of tall buildings under construction, but the market for towers is set to change as prime resi slumps

  • Drones
    Features

    Drones: Something in the air

    2017-03-31T06:00:00Z

    Put it this way: would you rather inspect the slipform of a tall tower by dangling off the 45th storey or by sending up a drone to do the job?

  • Obstacle course
    Features

    Contractor's results: Fighting fit?

    2017-03-30T06:00:00Z

    The annual results of the big contractors have shown an industry in somewhat shaky shape to withstand the inevitable challenge of exiting the EU

  • Cover
    Features

    Is nuclear in meltdown?

    2017-03-24T06:00:00Z

    Work on Hinkley C’s construction may be about to start but hopes for a whole new fleet of power stations are at risk after a ‘crisis’ in market confidence triggered by EDF’s Hinkley delivery problems

  • Building A Better Brexit
    Features

    Manifesto: Working for a better Brexit deal

    2017-03-17T06:00:00Z

    Our Building a Better Brexit campaign asked over 2,000 construction professionals what could make leaving the EU work for them

  • BIM
    Features

    BIM: It’s good to talk

    2017-03-16T06:00:00Z

    The lack of a consistent approach to BIM software product data means that exchanges can be inaccurate and cause problems

  • Construction site
    Features

    Budget 2017: Wake-up call

    2017-03-15T06:00:00Z

    The chancellor has now ditched his planned increase to the self-employeds’ NI contributions, but what would the impact have been on 40% of construction’s workforce?

  • Welcome to Northern Ireland
    Features

    Northern Ireland: Building a wall

    2017-03-09T06:00:00Z

    The UK region most hard-hit by the economic crash and the most reliant on EU trade, Northern Ireland is preparing for another body blow as Brexit negotiations threaten to put a barrier between it and its neighbour, the Republic of Ireland

  • Apprentice Alamy
    Features

    How will T-levels affect construction training?

    2017-03-07T14:39:00Z

    Industry gives a mixed reaction to the government’s latest technical training initiative

  • Apprentices
    Features

    The apprentice

    As the government’s new apprenticeship levy kicks big questions remain over how it will work