As the Scottish independence debate continues, we look at the opening of the Scottish parliament in 1999
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Warren Williams at Julian Cowie architects
What effects would a ‘Yes’ vote in the Scottish referendum have on the industry?
Defying five years of recession, cladding company Lakesmere has experienced rapid growth. MD Mark Davey reveals how the firm beat the downturn
As of 2016, all centrally procured government construction projects must implement level 2 BIM. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Vectorworks, defines levels of BIM
Construction firms are increasingly emboldened to take the government to court over its procurement decisions, but who’s to blame?
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Roger Fitzgerald for charity Article 25’s annual 10x10 event
Gary Sullivan, co-founder and chairman of Wilson James, explains what the army can teach construction
This week, Britain commemorated the centenary of its entry into the First World War. See our article from 1914
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Félicie Krikler, associate director at Assael Architecture.
Plans to redevelop 77 acres of prime real estate in Earls Court - entailing the demolition of London’s landmark exhibition centre - have become mired in political wrangling. But is there really any doubt as to how it will end?
The spotlight turns to sustainability policy and ways to promote longer-term infrastructure planning
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?