On the eve of this year’s Ecobuild event, Building asks the cream of construction’s young sustainability talent how they think this government has done on the environment - and what they’re hoping for from the next one
Hundreds evacuated from Torch skyscraper in Dubai after fire broke out across higher storeys
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Stephen Willmore, associate director at Assael Architecture.
Building meets former British ski jumper turned construction worker ‘Eddie the Eagle’
New research is casting further doubt on long-held claims that a new-build property is necessarily cheaper to run than a refurbished Victorian home
This module examines the key regulations concerning the accessibility of building entrances and highlights ways to avoid the main risks. It is sponsored by LABC Warranty
Not content with being the boss of QS John Rowan, Steve Gee is standing as Liberal Democrat candidate for his local constituency of Epsom and Ewell. Building is joining him on the campaign trail
We consider the role of the chief construction adviser, and identify the key Whitehall construction power brokers
With less than a year to go until the deadline for all government projects to use level 2 BIM, this module explains some of the key concepts that underpin the collaboration technology. It is sponsored by Vectorworks
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Sam Jacob, director of architect studio Sam Jacob Studios
In 2011, the government’s localism agenda looked as though it could drive down the number of housing schemes
After a decade at Ludgate House, Building magazine moves to a new home
This module sets out the advantages of a pumped, circulating drinking-water system in preventing the growth of Legionella bacteria. It is sponsored by Wavin
This module provides guidance on what to expect from the 2016 energy targets for new homes, and how to ensure compliance. It is sponsored by Celotex
Following last year’s introduction to flat roofs, this module focuses on installation and the impact of Part L 2013 on specification. It is sponsored by Sika Sarnafil
An architectural education will last seven years and leave you with debts in excess of £50,000. So is it becoming a pastime exclusively for the rich?
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Alistair Hall, partner at Hall McKnight
Love is in the air as US engineers look for merger opportunities in the UK market
How were the top and bottom cities in the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index ranked on planet, profit and people
The proportion of homes built by small housebuilders has halved in recent years. So, with listed builders increasing output and reporting record profits, why are their smaller competitors still struggling to make ends meet?
Inflation-busting pay increases and robust recruitment growth characterise this year’s Hays consultants’ salary survey. But employee discontent and ongoing skills shortages could deflate the widespread optimism
Building visits the BBC’s Broadcasting House renovation site
An estimated 2,000 people join a protest for affordable housing in London
Six years ago designer Steve Edge was advocating corporate rebranding as a way of surviving the recession. Now that the market place is hotting up again, he thinks firms should be even more aware about their image
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch by Warren Williams is of a bioclimatic skyscraper
This week’s sketch is a concept of a two-bed roof extension in Hackney
Sustainability experts list their five worst green ideas for construction
‘The hanging gardens of Basingstoke’ is one of 14 post-war office buildings given listed status
With the recession over, rising turnover and damaged valuations have left construction firms in a climate perfect for acquisition deals. Are you in a position to grow your business or is it time to sell up?
The use of BIM is becoming more widespread throughout the globe. So what opportunities does this offer those with BIM skills who want a job abroad?