Smith and Wallwork provides this week’s doodle – a concept sketch for Milton Keynes gallery
NBS’ annual BIM survey suggests that uptake of the collaborative technology has risen sharply over the past year. But is it really becoming the industry norm?
Bosses of employee-owned companies claim greater engagement and increased profitability. So why isn’t everyone doing it?
Manchester council’s FM team were initially reluctant to use BIM in the operation of the city’s newly refurbished Central Library. But then they were shown how much time it could save, even on changing a lamp… Thomas Lane catches up with the team in part three of a series that follows a BIM project from start to finish
With nearly 250 towers set to be built in London alone - the vast majority of them residential - Brian Smith, Mital Dholakia and Richard Heseltine of Aecom highlight the main design and cost considerations in reaching for the skies
In April 1964 Beatles were flying high in the US singles chart and April 1964 we looked at a prefabricated hexagonal house
Illustrator John Holder sketched M&S Cheshire Oaks, a Simons Group project, at various stages of its development
Bad managers can have a big impact on staff morale and productivity levels, and they could even pose a serious threat to the industry’s upturn. So why are there so many of them?
As construction becomes ever more energy efficient, attention is turning to facilities management to deliver greater carbon and cost savings. Phil Birch of Sweett Group examines how the purchasing and management of cleaning and catering operations can reduce a building’s environmental impact
Few issues are more contentious in construction than payment practices. So will a new fair payment charter that asks contractors to commit to shorter payment times actually work - or merely add to the pile of previous failed attempts to reform the industry?
We look back 100 years to 1914 when The Builder magazine was … Looking back 50 years to 1864
Thanks to Dan Meis of architect Woods Bagot for his sketch of the week
Three years on from its devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japan is, for the first time, signalling that it needs help rebuilding homes and communities. For UK construction firms willing to dig in, this could mean new opportunities
Ofgem’s announcement last week that the six big energy firms face a competition inquiry has spooked the market and alarmed construction firms relying on new energy generation capacity. But are things really as bleak as they seem?
In a radical move that seems bound to increase labour costs, the government is clamping down on temporary site workers claiming to be self-employed. And as if that wasn’t bad enough news for construction companies using this kind of labour, they’ve only got two weeks to prepare for the change
Thanks to Simon Smith of Smith and Wallwork for sending in his sketch of the week
Over 70 years ago The Builder drew attention to that rare breed: a woman architect. Oh how times have changed …
The historic but neglected Victorian factory buildings at Cromford Mill in Derbyshire were overdue a refurb. But decontaminating the timber from chemicals used in industrial dyeing proved a test of modern ingenuity
Thanks to Bryan Avery of Avery Associates Architects for sending in his sketch of the week
Controversy surrounding the development of Smithfield market? Not just in 2014, but also exactly 150 years ago in the pages of The Builder
Damage to UK roads due to flooding has put a spotlight on the condition of our highways, at a time when the maintenance backlog is already estimated to be at least £10bn. Barbra Carlisle and Brian Fitzpatrick of EC Harris examine the key issues
In the latest in our series on Building’s Agenda 15 campaign ahead of the next election, and fresh from the Ecobuild sustainability event, we report on what the industry wants the government to do about green regulation
Peter Rees’ 29 years as head of planning in the Square Mile have been nothing if not controversial. In his first interview since announcing his departure, he talks about transforming the City, his legacy and why his critics are wrong about him
Building Information Modelling is intended to reduce risk and increase accountability. So will it mean paying less on your insurance? Experts debated the question at a seminar hosted by Building and Zurich Insurance
It’s been all change in Lend Lease’s European business, with recent years marked by management instability and falling profits. Can the managing director of its construction arm Neil Martin succeed where others have failed and turn the business around?
Thanks to David Grech for sending in his sketch of the week
Ahead of next week’s Budget, Building looks at the measures the construction industry can expect to emerge from Osborne’s red box
Read this fascinating article from Building magazine’s archive on how urban design can be used to cut the numbers of children killed on our roads
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On Building’s cover 29 years ago this week we featured One Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London