Tom Broughton

Tom Broughton

Tom Broughton is Editor-in-Chief and Group Brand Director at Building

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    Contractor bashing does nobody any good

    2018-04-20T06:00:00

    While subcontractors have been treated badly and payment terms need to be improved, the public humiliation of contractors is a step too far, says Tom Broughton

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    Jam tomorrow - but it's bread and butter today

    2018-04-13T06:00:00

    As the core contracting sector gets to grips with what has happened in the first three months of this year, you can hardly blame them for taking a more cautious approach

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    Don't just stand there, do something

    2018-03-29T10:24:00

    It’s difficult not to get angry with the government when you consider what is happening to businesses in this sector as a consequence of Carillion’s collapse. It’s simply not right

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    Leader: Behind closed doors

    2018-03-23T06:30:00

    We’ll doubtless see promises of headline-grabbing structural changes in the anticipated Hackitt report. But will changes receive the backing they need?

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    Building Your Future - mapping the challenges

    2018-03-16T06:00:00

    This week, Building launches its “Your Future” campaign as we celebrate our 175th anniversary year

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    Leader: Russian courage

    2018-03-16T06:00:00

    Is Theresa May politically brave enough to implement far-reaching reforms to unseat housebuilders? Well, if she’s prepared to take on Putin, maybe she is

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    Leader: Game over

    2018-03-09T06:30:00

    We’ve heard it all this week. All, that is, except a commitment from the government to spend considerably more cash to boost the housing sector and fundamentally change the way we build

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    Leader: Backwards momentum

    2018-03-02T06:30:00

    Stunted development plans in north London borough could have implications for developer-local government relationships

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    Leader: Contracting - it's a fine line

    2018-02-23T06:30:00

    The debate about margins has come into sharper focus in recent weeks, but the industry should be wary about disrupting an underlying positive culture

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    Leader: Your weekly pick-me-up

    2018-02-02T06:30:00

    Despite the series of negative stories, the glass may finally be looking half full again for the sector

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    Leader: Carillion's hubris

    2018-01-26T06:00:00

    An interview with former Carillion boss John McDonough in in 2003 highlighed how Carillion’s set up was set to change from contractor to service provider. The irony, in hindsight, is striking, writes Tom Broughton

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    Leader: A hell of a mess

    2018-01-19T06:00:00

    Jobs, businesses and livelihoods are on the line. It’s time for the team picking over Carillion’s corpse to step up and find practical ways to safeguard the supply chain

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    Leader: That sinking feeling

    2018-01-05T07:00:00

    In this week’s leader: the Carillion saga continues, and Dame Judith Hackitt calls for a major overhaul of building regulations in her interim report

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    Join the conversation

    2017-12-15T07:00:00

    Looking back on 2017, perhaps the kindest thing we can say about it was that it was underwhelming

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    Get the shredder out

    2017-12-01T05:00:00

    The CITB needs more than a bit of a shake-up to make it function for the companies it serves

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    The stress test

    2017-11-24T07:00:00

    There are probably 101 reasons why these large specialist firms have suffered catastrophic problems, with a few major ones front and centre

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    Budget 2017: a serious stimulus for housing

    2017-11-22T14:56:00

    Chancellor Phillip Hammond is putting his money where his mouth is, writes Tom Broughton

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    Do keep up

    2017-11-10T06:00:00

    What does artificial intelligence (AI) mean for construction and you? Stephen Hawking says AI could be the “worst event in the history of our civilisation” and believes we will perish from it

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    Don't just stand there...

    2017-11-03T06:00:00

    All forecasts point to little growth next year, so now it’s time to think about what this sector stands to lose if the Brexit negotiations are flunked

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    Thanks a million, Carillion

    2017-10-27T05:00:00

    With the likes of Carillion and Interserve both flagging up problem contracts and write-downs, small and medium-sized businesses have begun looking over their shoulders to assess their liability.