All Construction issues articles – Page 3

  • 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

  • Philip Hammond
    Features

    Budget preview: Inside the box

    2017-03-02T06:00:00Z

    Philip Hammond is not known for showmanship or drama - perhaps that’s for the best, given the wider political and economic upheaval. But the last-ever spring Budget is even more of a mystery than usual

  • Pollution
    Features

    Fighting for air: Pollution from on-site machinery

    2017-02-23T06:00:00Z

    Sadiq Khan is on a crusade to improve London’s air quality and now has construction firmly in his sights. Joey Gardiner reports on the high levels of pollution coming from building sites, the danger they pose to workers, and the pressure being put on the industry to clean up its ...

  • Houses being built
    Features

    A quiet revolution?

    2017-02-16T06:00:00Z

    For some, last week’s housing white paper wasn’t worth the white paper it was printed on, but for others it presents a radical shift in policy away from home ownership and towards a much wider range of housing needs

  • Megaphone
    Features

    Brexit: What we really really want

    2017-02-10T06:00:00Z

    When Building launched its Building A Better Brexit campaign at the start of the year, we promised a reader survey to find out what the industry wanted the government to take into its negotiations with the EU

  • A crane
    Features

    Strategic advances?

    2017-02-09T06:00:00Z

    The government’s modern industrial strategy has been welcomed by business groups but are there opportunities for construction to benefit?

  • Cars in flood
    Features

    Hell or high water

    2017-02-03T06:00:00Z

    The North-west may have been spared flooding so far this winter, but the occurence and severity of the region’s floods is steadily increasing

  • Prison
    Features

    New prisons: Not much in the swag bag

    2017-02-02T06:00:00Z

    Converting old prisons into housing to fund new prisons in less expensive locations isn’t going according to script