Construction issues

  • Crane
    Features

    Fair payment charter: Cheque’s in the post

    2014-04-08T17:25:00Z

    Few issues are more contentious in construction than payment practices. So will a new fair payment charter that asks contractors to commit to shorter payment times actually work - or merely add to the pile of previous failed attempts to reform the industry?

  • The squeeze is on
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    Tax changes for temporary site workers

    2014-03-28T06:00:00Z

    In a radical move that seems bound to increase labour costs, the government is clamping down on temporary site workers claiming to be self-employed. And as if that wasn’t bad enough news for construction companies using this kind of labour, they’ve only got two weeks to prepare for the change

  • UK floods
    Features

    Flooding: 'We're planning for the wrong future'

    2014-03-06T07:51:00Z

    As recent events have starkly illustrated, the UK can no longer ignore the growing risk of floods. But what can planners and designers do to manage our rising water levels? Here four of the country’s leading experts give their views

  • Park strife
    Features

    Parking problems on housing developments

    2014-02-11T09:00:00Z

    Few things outrage the driver’s innate sense of entitlement more than not being able to find a car parking space near to home. Yet planners and designers are still grappling to reconcile the need to placate the resident with the desire to minimise the impact of the car

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    Features

    This is why they’re supporting Building’s Agenda 15 ...

    2014-02-06T09:05:00Z

    At the start of the year Building launched its Agenda 15 campaign - an attempt to pull together a manifesto for construction in advance of the next election. In reaction, the industry’s largest organisations have sent us messages of support, highlighting important issues for the political parties

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    Features

    Building Awards 2014 finalists revealed

    2014-02-03T16:39:00Z

    The shortlist for the Building Awards 2014 has been announced today

  • Rise of the machines
    Features

    Rise of the machines

    2014-01-23T06:00:00Z

    Quadrocopters, wall-making machines, multi-dimensional laser scans … These futuristic technologies may be coming soon to a building site near you

  • floods
    Features

    The truth about spending on flood protection

    2014-01-17T06:00:00Z

    The government claims that flood protection spending is rising, but as the UK towels itself off after yet another deluge, the public is understandably sceptical. So what’s the real story?

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    Features

    Building's 2013 review of the year: Blunders of 2013

    2013-12-20T06:00:00Z

    Christmas turkeys: From walkie scorchie to the Green Deal, we take a look at some of 2013’s biggest blunders

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    Building's 2013 review of the year: The year's biggest winners

    2013-12-20T06:00:00Z

    Christmas Top of the Pops: Find out who came out on top in the construction industry over the last year