As we approach the last party conference season before the general election, Building offers a guide to where each party stands on construction issues
Five years ago Building spoke to the graduates struggling to find work in the sector
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by John Griffiths, a partner at architecture and design firm Paul Davis + Partners
As the party conference season approaches, Building is now ready to unveil the next stage of its Agenda 15 campaign to create a manifesto for construction for the next parliament.
What made our consultants and engineers choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?
This week’s infographic looks at the impact of a Scottish vote in favour of independence
What made our architects choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?
What made our contractors and housebuilders choose construction and what can we learn from them about recruiting new talent?
The facade is one of the key elements governing the thermal performance of office buildings, which can be undermined by large expanses of glazing. This CPD module, sponsored by Dow Corning, examines two solutions
When Andrew Davies, Wates’ chief executive, goes to the board next month it will be to tell them how he intends to double turnover at the £1bn family firm. But don’t expect a revolution
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by architect Mike Oades at Atomik Architecture.
Building gives its architectural review of the new Scottish Parliament building in Holyrood
Is this what the City of London will look like in 2030?
Acetylated wood panels can offer improved durability and moisture resistance compared to traditional MDF. This module, sponsored by Medite Tricoya Extreme, outlines their key advantages and uses
This CPD module, sponsored by Aquabion, explores the harmful consequences of limescale build-up in both domestic and industrial hot-water systems, and evaluates the available solutions
Global construction is set to boom over the next decade, so where are UK construction consultants most in demand?
When the refurbishment of a refuge for people in crisis ran into trouble, it left the community disillusioned with the building industry. But construction charity CRASH responded to its plea for help
When it comes to school building work, the construction industry has been tasked with doing ‘more for less’, but as the economy picks up is it time for a rethink?
While at the EFA, Mairi Johnson was obliged to espouse a design-averse school building programme she didn’t much care for. Now at Aecom, she is fulfilling her ambitions
This week’s #buildingdoodle art work is by Meredith Bowles, director at Mole architects.
Projected UK population growth, following inward migration and rising fertility, will have a huge impact on the need for school places, with an overall increase of 12% in the school-age population expected between 2012 and 2024. But the data shows the impact will vary widely between English regions.
In 2000, Building asked how school design was affecting student learning
Despite rising tuition fees, university applications in the UK have risen to an all-time high. How is the industry is coping with the demand for student accommodation?
As collaboration software takes on an ever more important role in construction, leasing arrangements are gaining popularity. This module, sponsored by 4Projects by Viewpoint, outlines the key considerations
Retractable seating systems are tiers of seating that fold away into a space the depth of a single row. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Audience Systems, will examine the different systems available and the key factors that specifiers should consider
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