You may think you know construction - but do you? Find out by answering our killer questions …


Who told Vanity Fair in 2004: “I'm really into architecture, structure and design. Give me anything and I'll design it. I'm a bit nutty with it.”

In which 2006 film does Jude Law play a King’s Cross-based architect?

In 2006, the 007 stage at which famous film studio had to be rebuilt in just eight months after fire broke out during the filming of Casino Royale?

2009 saw the fifth sequel to a particularly gruesome horror film named after which construction tool?


In 2002, the “Basingstoke Builder” reached the semi-finals of the World Darts Championship. What’s his real name?

In 2003 England won the Rugby World Cup. But which member of the team went on to run a construction labour agency in west London?

In 2007 England failed to even qualify for the Football World Cup. But which unlikely career path opened up for Irish bricklayer Michael McElhinney when Fabio Capello subsequently took over as England manager?

What was the name of the Aussie roof tiler given a surprise call-up to the England cricket team in 2008?


What was the name of the Liverpudlian builder who won the first-ever Big Brother in 2000?

Which sitcom character made his final appearance in 2004 after 20 years of listening?

In 2005, who became the first architect to star in the Simpsons?

Which Scottish shopping centre “won” the title of worst building in Britain in Channel 4’s Demolition series in 2005?


Which number one single in 2000 gave construction a younger audience and proved a key influence on Barack Obama?

What band’s 2006 debut album was Blood, Sweat and Towers?

In 2007, which band formed an unlikely collaboration with Norman Foster?

The Richard Rogers-designed Millennium Dome was given a new lease of life in 2007 when it reopened as a music venue. But who were the first band to play there?


Who did London mayor Ken Livingstone appoint as his chief adviser on architecture and urbanism in 2001?

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher became an unlikely flagbearer for the Republican presidential campaign in 2008. But what was he better known as?

Which architect told Building in 2008: “Saying you can’t work in China because they’ve got human rights issues is like not designing a toilet in case someone masturbates in it”?

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