Market Features

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    A client's view: Stanhope

    2014-06-11T06:00:00Z

    Stanhope’s head of development management on selecting contractors and the London market

  • Matthew Bonning-Snook, Helical Bar
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    A client's view: Helical Bar

    2014-06-10T11:58:00Z

    Helical Bar’s director on how it procures work and the market conditions in London

  • Panoramic images show the Shishiori area of  Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, (from top) on 15 March 2011, four days after the disaster; on 30 August 2012; and on 14 February 2014.
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    Rebuilding after Japan's tsunami

    2014-04-04T06:00:00Z

    Three years on from its devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japan is, for the first time, signalling that it needs help rebuilding homes and communities. For UK construction firms willing to dig in, this could mean new opportunities

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    Skills shortages: Let the right ones in

    2014-02-20T08:57:00Z

    With the upturn in work has come predictions of a skills shortage. But the CIC’s Jack Pringle thinks the need for architects, QSs and engineers is already so critical that we should be sourcing them from outside the UK and Europe

  • Where to spend it
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    Agenda 15: Spending priorities

    2014-02-14T06:00:00Z

    As part of Building’s Agenda 15 campaign to influence the national political debate ahead of the next election, we launched one of the biggest consultations ever undertaken in the industry. This week we want you to tell us where future government spending should be prioritised. To help get you

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    Green Deal: One year on

    2014-01-28T16:51:00Z

    The Green Deal is one year old this week but the celebrations are, to put it mildly, subdued. We look back on a year of disappointments for the energy efficiency retrofit market

  • Hyde Group’s Bermondsey Spa scheme includes both affordable and private-sale homes
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    Funding affordable housing with private sales

    2014-01-23T06:00:00Z

    Government policy is still pushing social housing providers to develop and sell private homes in order to fund affordable ones. So what happens the next time that prices crash?

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    Top 150 European Contractors 2014: Channel hoppers

    2014-01-16T08:47:00Z

    The return to growth of the UK construction market has prompted some envious glances from mainland Europe, so should UK firms steel themselves for an influx of continental rivals? Plus find out this year’s Top 150 European contractors and manufacturers

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    Predictions for construction in 2014

    2014-01-08T06:00:00Z

    Set after set of positive data means construction may finally dare to be optimistic. We look to the skies to predict what 2014 may have in store

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    Housebuilders' salary survey 2013

    2013-12-12T06:00:00Z

    Over a few short months, the housebuilding industry has moved from stagnation to skills crisis, with firms paying staggering bonuses to hang on to staff. Here are the findings of the Building/PSD Group 2013 housebuilders’ salary survey