Building Live 2018

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Building podcast: Highlights from Building Live 2018


Listen to this Building podcast - highlights from Building Live 2018, including debates on the Hackitt review and the future of large contractors

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Building podcast: What do Millennials want?


The skills crisis continues to grip construction - listen to highlights from Building Live and find out what makes the next generation tick


Hackitt review and regaining trust: ‘The industry has created a monster’

2018-12-06T06:00:00+00:00By Jonathan Owen

With the government’s formal response to the Hackitt review of building regulations and fire safety expected soon, a panel of industry experts at Building Live discussed their own responses – and how trust in the sector can be won back

Soda Studio

BD Live’s first ever live design competition: A new quarter for Canada Water


Architects competed at Building Live with plans for the London development’s retail space


Letwin review: more homes, or more red tape?

2018-11-06T15:22:00+00:00By David Blackman

Oliver Letwin’s review into build-out rates espouses a more varied approach to development. But some fear his proposals are too complex


Is this the end of the road for Help to Buy?


Next week’s Budget is likely to determine the fate of the government’s controversial Help to Buy scheme. Is it likely to be scrapped, hitting share prices hard?

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Building Live: refresh yourselves


Building Live showed what contrasting opinions people have on construction issues and proved how much they care about the industry they work in

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Construction industry gossip: Make good choices

2018-12-07T06:00:00+00:00By Hansom

A Yorkshireman questions why procurement can’t be like buying a loaf of bread and the builders of the tallest tower want their workers to have the healthiest diet

Heather Beach

​It’s OK not to be OK. But how do we make people OK?


With men making up the vast majority of the construction industry, a fair conclusion is that it is male behaviours around mental health that most need to be tackled: by training people in non-judgmental listening and saying it is “OK not to be OK”.

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Grenfell – a question of trust?

2018-11-09T07:00:00+00:00By Colm Lacey

If the Grenfell fire teaches us one thing, says Colm Lacey, it is that the construction and development sectors need to create a culture of trustworthiness and humanity

Selina Mason BW 2018

London's population is on the rise – so how can we ensure good growth?


We need masterplans that are designed to encourage and facilitate daily contact, says Lendlease’s Selina Mason


Homes England sets up Oxford-Cambridge arc team


Agency is working with other public sector groups to push on with scheme

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Trade body tells subbies to go to clients direct to get paid on Interserve jobs

2018-12-03T06:00:00+00:00By ,

SEC boss Rudi Klein says firms should work out deals with clients as safeguard


Contractor margins should be set at 5% on public sector jobs, says Scape boss


Mark Robinson says mandating margins would benefit both clients and contractors


Brokenshire running the rule over government's response to Hackitt

2018-11-28T11:41:00+00:00By Will Ing and Dave Rogers

Report runs to less than 100 pages and is expected to be out before Christmas

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Next major framework set to be worth more than £7bn, says Scape boss


Scape chief executive Mark Robinson has told Building Live the next major works programme will be worth more than the existing one