All Hansom articles – Page 4

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    Construction industry gossip: Bleak midwinter

    2018-12-17T11:28:00Z

    Our business minister grapples with some paperwork, a Victorian refurb gets distressed (but in a good way), and, as it’s almost Christmas, we contemplate nuclear extinction

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    Construction industry gossip: Make good choices

    2018-12-07T06:00:00Z

    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

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    Construction industry gossip: Wouldn’t it be lovely?

    2018-11-30T06:00:00Z

    An optimistic Kit Malthouse introduces the ‘slimby’ and the water cannon debacle makes us look back at some of Boris Johnson’s other great ideas 

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    Construction industry gossip: Undercurrents

    2018-11-23T06:00:00Z

    Tension is bubbling – opinions differ on what makes ‘beautiful’ architecture, an MP ignores political plots and one of my hacks encounters Corbyn on the road

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    Construction industry gossip: Awkward questions

    2018-11-16T07:00:00Z

    Clients experiment with a Cold War approach to contractors’ broken promises, Persimmon struggles to find a new boss unembarrassed by its own largesse, and the door staff get prickly at the Building Awards 

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    Construction industry gossip: tall tales

    2018-11-09T07:00:00Z

    Workers at 22 Bishopsgate reminisce less than fondly over their summer sauna and the NHBC struggles to contain its laughter over government housing targets

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    Construction industry gossip: It's all in the timing

    2018-11-02T06:00:00Z

    This week’s construction gossip: Not only are women refusing to put up with any more nonsense, but now a man can’t even trust his smartphone not to cause offence

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    Construction industry gossip: a single round of applause

    2018-10-26T06:00:00Z

    Lack of trophy space might steal Foster + Partners’ Stirling prize ‘triple’, the Lib Dems get a single round of applause and firms gear up for word on the future of Help to Buy

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    Hansom: What’s a man to do?

    2018-10-19T06:00:00Z

    This week’s construction gossip: Not only are women refusing to put up with any more nonsense, but now a man can’t even trust his smartphone not to cause offence

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    Hansom: Straight talkers

    2018-10-12T06:00:00Z

    We hear Peter Rogers likes to get to the point, somebody isn’t very polite about 22 Bishopsgate, and a Man U fan is blindingly faithful … 

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    Hansom: What money can’t buy

    2018-10-05T06:00:00Z

    The Tate’s wealthy neighbours find they’ve bought into being part of the view, while youngsters’ financial aspirations are less than realistic – and the Bloomberg building smells of more than money … 

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    Hansom: In the rough

    2018-09-28T06:00:00Z

    How time can be best spent on the golf course, Fosters keeps score with its award tally, and industry leaders fail to see the joke at the launch of Clyde Co’s report about offsite manufacturing …

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    Hansom: Look lively

    2018-09-21T06:00:00Z

    Battling to stay awake? You’re not alone – new research reveals napping is rife in construction, while thers in the industry are kept on their toes on a tour of Amsterdam

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    Hansom: Full of surprises

    2018-09-14T06:00:00Z

    Staff at Edinburgh Zoo change their clothes for an unexpected reason, I’m misled by a fancy-sounding project, and an apartment with prestigious links proves hard to sell …

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    Hansom: It’s a rollercoaster

    2018-09-07T06:00:00Z

    Heads spin and stomachs churn at Lendlease’s new £100,000 VR facility, while Crossrail avoids admitting to a bumpy ride of its own. Meanwhile in Brexitland, it’s a relief to know that all is as well as ever …

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    Hansom: Time out

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    Costain’s CEO refreshingly forgets about Brexit, and Lendlease’s boss is on a well-earned break. Meanwhile, for those who are slogging away, the Spurs stadium is the place to be…

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    Hansom: Where the money is

    2018-08-24T06:00:00Z

    Accountants charge up to £1,156 an hour to sort out Carillion, and an MP gets on stage to prove once again that politics is just showbusiness for ugly people

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    Hansom: Ups and downs

    2018-08-10T06:00:00Z

    From news stories to new storeys, Building’s former home is flattened for redevelopment, while a new office block in Clerkenwell just looks demolished

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    Hansom: Lazy-hazy-crazy days

    2018-08-03T06:00:00Z

    President Trump makes a few more lives difficult and Jacob Rees-Mogg assures us he’ll find a way to improve ours; meanwhile, everyone else just wants to put their out-of-office on and get away

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    Hansom: Confusion reigns

    2018-07-31T06:00:00Z

    Willmott Dixon’s suppliers confront their inner rubber ducks, and the waters rise at the Houses of Parliament