Building has been asking the construction industry what policies the next UK government needs to adopt - here we review your responses
Newly elected RIBA vice-president Sydney Champan wrote a column challenging the abandonment of plans for the Thames Estuary airport in Building, 2 August 1974
This week’s Building sketch is by Hugh Broughton of Hugh Broughton Architects.
There’s no guarantee that mergers will work out for the companies involved - we look at four of construction’s biggest deals
As One Brighton marks its fifth birthday, we take a look back to 2013 when it was profiled as a cost-effective model for sustainable living
As the construction industry faces a skills shortage, Building’s issue published July 1974 shows the sector facing similar problems
This week’s sketch of the week is “structural concept sketches for a perspective office development” by John Roycroft, civil and structural engineering director at BDP.
As the man in charge of overseeing Chinese developer Dalian Wanda’s £3bn UK development plans, Peter Amato is already becoming the man contractors and consultants most want to know. But you’ll have to learn to keep up …
The turnaround in the sector’s fortunes has thrown up new risks for subcontractors finding new skilled tradesmen. Building hosted an audio webinar, with insurer Zurich, to discuss preventing any potential pitfalls
EWI systems are an effective means of improving a building’s thermal efficiency. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Mapei, examines the types of system available, as well as colours, finishes and the relevant standards
Plenty of young people across the UK are signing up for construction training - the real problem, according to a report out today, is that many are taking courses that simply don’t meet the industry’s needs.
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Srirat Jongsanguandi, from Seven Kings Sixth Form, year 12.
Paint systems can have a major impact on the environmental performance of a project. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Johnstone’s Trade, outlines the key factors that specifiers need to consider
The ‘performance gap’ between the design of new homes and their as-built energy use can no longer be ignored. And according to the Zero Carbon Hub, the only answer is to fundamentally shake up the way that the industry works
This year’s extreme weather has highlighted the increasing risk of flooding and the difficulties faced in prioritising investment. EC Harris examines the UK’s approach to flood risk management
With Tower Bridge celebrating its 120th birthday this week, we head back 20 years in the Building archives to when a Danish model-maker constructed the iconic landmark entirely out of Lego
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Max Titchmarsh, director at SPARK Architects.
Public sector work has kept much of the construction industry off the critical list for the past six years but with the private sector now in increasingly robust health, how much is government really needed as a client?
With a constant need to attract the best students, the development of universities has remained a strong sector for the construction industry. But are universities making the most of the connections with the cities they are in? Our roundtable of industry experts gathered to discuss the issues faced by our academic institutions
Cross-laminated timber is fast establishing itself as a quicker, greener alternative to concrete or steel structural frames. With the market growing threefold in the past two years, is it time to consider it a genuine rival to the big two?
As the Institution of Civil Engineers delivers a worrying State of the Nation report on UK infrastructure, Building charts the changes that the sector believes should be prioritised by the next government
This week we look back to the initial rumblings of the Construction Industry Board, later chaired by Sir Michael Latham, as this Building news story reveals
This week’s #buildingdoodle is by Francis Terry, partner in Quinlan & Francis Terry Architects.
Twenty years after the publication of Sir Michael Latham’s Constructing the Team, Joey Gardiner looks back at the report’s impact, whether it changed construction for the better and if its grand ambitions survived the financial meltdown
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by architect Owen O’Carroll at urbanX
This week we take a look back at a Building feature investigating the science behind playing surfaces in the mid 90s, when grass specialists was a relatively new concept
As the Green Construction Board marks its second birthday, not everyone has found reasons to celebrate. But the board’s defenders point to impressive delivery of a 162-point action plan. Now it needs to convince others it can make a difference
A resurgent commercial market means contractors now more able to pick and choose their projects. But this is making clients keener than ever to develop relationships, build a team and engage earlier with specialists
More and more construction professionals who want to gain a competitive edge to progress their careers are turning to distance learning. Just don’t think of it as the easy option
With the BIM revolution set to enter a new phase, a panel of experts discuss the challenges facing the industry if it is going to get the most out of the groundbreaking technology. Iain Withers reports