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From the archive: 2001

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When Manchester began to prepare for 2002’s Commonwealth Games, it had to start from scratch

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From the archive: 2008

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Been moaning about the heat? We may have found the job for you. Back in 2008, an intrepid team of contractors experienced summer in the snow.

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From the archive: 2005

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Low margins, as highlighted in our Top 150 Contractors table this week, are nothing new. Back in 2005 we reported on how difficult things were in the sector.

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From the archive: 2012

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We look back at how Singapore does gardening. As you would expect from the city-state, it’s not on a small scale

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From the archive: 2005

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This week, we interviewed James Lidgate, chief executive of Legal & General Homes, who is on a mission to produce 15,000 homes a year with the help of modular design. However, long before the 2017 government white paper called for offsite strategies, and the current rallying cry for modular, there ...

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From the archive: 2008

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The stand-out entries in this year’s Housing Design Awards were often developed by councils taking control of their own housing in the face of huge demand. Back in 2008, softening prices meant that nobody seemed very interested in residential.

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From the archive: 2006

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This week we interviewed Lib Dem leader Vince Cable. We found another political interview, in Building’s dusty archive

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From the archive: 2009

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All the current economic and financial challenges facing construction led us to ask which chief executives are up to the mark this week.

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From the archive: 2009

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Although our architecture correspondent was a big fan of Westminster Abbey’s new slinky glass-walled staircase, which has also won the popular vote, plans to overhaul the landmark haven’t always been so popular

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From the archive: 1886

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As we look at the Social Value Act and consider whether it will encourage firms to be more sustainable and ethical, we look back to a time where the deserving poor had to rely on the generosity of rich philanthropists

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From the archive: 2008

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This week we decided to see if our review of the year 2008 could really be doom and gloom from beginning to end. It was

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From the archive: 2008

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This week we look back at how foreign climes beckoned for Brits pre-recession

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From the archive: 1894

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This week we look back at a scathing review of an iconic London landmark

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From the archive: 2015

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This week we look back to a pressing issue back in 2015 for education construction – how to build enough schools for 25% more places by 2020

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From the archive: 1947

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Sometimes the things we take for granted turn out to be most revolutionary

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This week in 2017

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Housing: the forgotten crisis?

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From the archive: 2016

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The squeeze

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From the archive: 2016

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Prefab housing: Here’s one we made earlier

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From the archive: 1968

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Something in the air

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This week in 2017

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Something in the air

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