Construction issues

  • 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 act

  • 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

  • Woman
    Features

    Redressing the balance: Women engineers

    2017-01-27T06:00:00Z

    With just 9% of UK engineers women, the sector clearly has a long way to go to achieving a diverse workforce

  • New homes being built at a garden village
    Features

    It takes a village

    2017-01-11T06:00:00Z

    The government’s recent commitment to back new garden villages sounds lovely