From the archive: 2006 - Lines of duty

2019-05-15T10:56:00+01:00By Deborah Duke

Cartels, corruption, construction – a trio we never like to see in the same sentence


From the archive: 2011 - Always check your work

2019-05-13T16:43:00+01:00By Deborah Duke

As we mark the opening of the new Royal Papworth hospital this week, spare a thought for healthcare construction professionals of 2011


From the archive: 2005 - And you think YOU’VE got project delays…

2019-05-03T05:00:00+01:00By Deborah Duke

It’s not easy to build a castle, but some seem to have even more than the usual trouble…

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From the archive: 2003 - Tom Daley in the deep end

2019-04-26T05:00:00+01:00By Deborah Duke

Building is reminded of an interview we once did with a certain young person whose career would surely have belly-flopped without the backing of this sector


From the archive: 2003 - stuck in traffic

2019-04-08T13:31:00+01:00By Deborah Duke

This week’s introduction of the ultra-low emission zone reminds us of the congestion charge debate in 2003


From the archive: 2016 - the bold and the beautiful

2019-04-05T05:00:00+01:00By Deborah Duke

Can you remember a time when we didn’t know what Brexit was? Arguably, we still don’t


From the archive: 2015 - Brexit - what Brexit?

2019-03-29T06:00:00+00:00By Deborah Duke

Can you remember a time when we didn’t know what Brexit was? Arguably, we still don’t


From the archive: 2008 - Interserve boss bullish

2019-03-21T11:37:00+00:00By Deborah Duke

Embattled Interserve once had some serious bragging rights – but perhaps more caution would have come in handy

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From the archive: 2008 - When in India...

2019-03-15T06:00:00+00:00By Deborah Duke

Are you inspired by this week’s exploration of the construction market in India? Here, Building offers advice


From the archive: 2001 - Déjà vu

2019-03-07T06:00:00+00:00By Deborah Duke

Though Brexit is not quite yet a fait accompli, this week we look at the annual Mipim property event with a certain nostalgia


From the archive: 2015 - Wood if we could


While this week we look at the scourge of plastic waste produced by the construction industry, in 2015 we found out why another key material was surprisingly difficult to recycle


From the archive: 2008 - All aboard


Never mind the benefits promised by Crossrail when it’s finally finished, in 2008 Ken Livingstone came up with an idea that could really have transformed Londoners’ lives for the better


From the archive: 2009 - Would you bet on Donald Trump?

2019-02-13T06:00:00+00:00By Deborah Duke

Building looks back 10 years to when Donald Trump’s casino company went under. Has he learned about achieving victory - and solvency - since then?


From the archive: 1999 - The beginning of Brexit?

2019-02-06T06:00:00+00:00By Deborah Duke

What could the institutions of the European Union have done to so thoroughly distress and disgust the good folk of Britain that they called for the divorce lawyers?


From the archive: 2006 - A Vic-torious restaging

2019-01-31T06:00:00+00:00By Deborah Duke

The Young Vic, known for its gritty, experimental approach, was built as a temporary space in 1970 and was never meant to last more than five years, so was beginning to fall apart by the 1990s


From the archive: 1999 - Tomorrow's world

2019-01-25T06:00:00+00:00By Deborah Duke

Ten years before this week’s exploration of machine learning and artificial intelligence, Building offered readers a “cornucopia” of 99 things to look out for in 1999


From the archive: 2009 - That was the future that was

2019-01-11T11:28:00+00:00By Deborah Duke

While we modern folk fret about Brexit, in 1999 they had their own problems: the dreaded “Millennium Bug”


From the archive: 1999 - Bugged


While we modern folk fret about Brexit, in 1999 they had their own problems: the dreaded “Millennium Bug”


From the archive: 2008 – A zoo solution


It’s not often that our Building archivists are taken aback by something they find buried in the magazine’s dusty library


From the archive: 1934


As we look at how the construction industry is preparing for Brexit – in as logical a way as possible but still with little clarity on what to expect – the phrase “on a wing and a prayer” came to mind.

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