Sarah Richardson's articles

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    And it's goodbye from me

    2017-10-20T00:01:00Z

    Sarah Richardson’s final leader as editor of Building

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    Modern times

    2017-10-13T00:56:00Z

    One year on from the Farmer Review, have the report’s conclusions been taken to heart by the sector, and by its biggest client, the government?

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    No great shakes

    2017-10-06T00:01:00Z

    The country is in the grip of a housing crisis at the same time as carrying out infrastructure improvements that are widely viewed as long-overdue

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    £3.5bn parliament refurb at risk over maiden speech deal

    2017-09-28T23:01:00Z

    Promise to let all new MPs speak in historic Commons means snap election will wreck repair schedule

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    A private conversation

    2017-09-28T06:00:00Z

    John McDonnell’s plan to scrap PFI contracts in favour of nationalised infrastructure was immediately slammed - but what would the implications of a PFI-less Britain be?

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    Fire fighting

    2017-09-22T05:00:00Z

    Three months on from the horrifying fire at Grenfell Tower, a public inquiry into the fire, and a call for a review of fire regulations has put the design, construction and management of high-rise buildings firmly under scrutiny

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    The streets of London

    2017-09-15T05:04:00Z

    “A marathon and not a sprint”: that was how London mayor Sadiq Khan described fixing London’s housing crisis as he launched his draft housing strategy last week. But even “marathon” seems an understatement when you take a quick jog through the numbers. Total housing completions in London are expected ...

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    Learning the hard way

    2017-09-08T00:01:00Z

    The government’s decision to divert £900m of funding away from school’s capital budgets raises troubling questions over the longer-term impact on the education sector’s estate

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    Once more unto the breach

    2017-09-01T05:00:00Z

    The new health and safety sentencing guidelines seem to be having more impact on companies, but the weighting is heaviest on SMEs

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    A lightbulb moment

    2017-08-25T06:00:00Z

    PFI may not have the best reputation but it is very important that government sorts out a steady flow of schemes and hones its structure