Take five teams of construction professionals, stick them in a roomful of Lego, get them to carry out three slightly offbeat tasks, and award them bonus points for good ideas on where to stick Santa… yes, folks, it can only be Building’s 2014 Christmas challenge
Continuing our look back at the year gone by, here’s a selection of some of the biggest positive news
Our annual review of construction dwells, for a moment, on the sector’s most depressing stories
Who went where?
The people and stories that thrilled us in 2014
Who and what we loved to hate this year
A collection of the best and most regrettable quotes of 2014
The people we bade farewell to in 2014
Building’s contributors put their culinary skills to the test
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by structural engineer Nirlep Chhabra at SJIL
Why are this year’s Bond Street Christmas lights modelled around the motif of peacock feathers
From the Green Deal to Crossrail, the government made a number of pledges back in 2010 to keep the industry afloat during the grim five years ahead. But how well has it stuck to them?
Building analyses what the new coalition government could mean for the sector
CIOB’s Art of Building competition entry shows the construction of a new metro line in Amsterdam, Holland
Outgoing head of the UK Green Building Council Paul King sees an industry in large part willing to deliver the government’s green agenda. Unfortunately, the government itself has so badly undermined its own policies, the sector is no longer sure what that agenda is any more
Three years after the attacks on the Twin Towers, three construction experts tell of their involvement in the clean-up and rebuilding
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Derek Draper, co-director at Atomik Architecture
George Osborne and Danny Alexander leave the Treasury on Wednesday
Back in September we introduced you to our Class of 2014: 14 young recruits embarking on their careers in construction. Three months later, we ask them how they’re getting on - and if the industry is living up to their expectations
John Assael’s ambition is to grow his practice, win awards and be known as a great employer. But he believes that it’s by achieving this last that the other two goals will be fulfilled. Meet the winner of Building’s Good Employer Guide.
The £2.3bn merger of US engineering giant Aecom with rival URS made it the UK’s second largest consultant. But where does it go from here and what does the merger mean for the UK? To find out, Building talked to Aecom’s EMEA boss Steve Morriss
Criticised for its complexity, the CITB is reforming its method for levying the funds it uses to subsidise industry training. The streamlined plans will see some employees paying less, but for others, it could mean a larger bill.
This week’s sketch is a chalk drawing drawn to help envisage London Housing Design Guide standards
Architects Gillespie, Kidd & Coia win the redevelopment job of a Cambridge University campus
Work starts on a test line for the new T-pylon designed by Bystrup
Forensic archaeologists begin examining the fire-damaged Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art
While Building’s BIM survey indicates that adoption of the technology is increasing, there is growing anxiety about its effect on the dynamics of project teams
New research into the housebuilding industry shows that although staff are enjoying higher salaries, they’re also taking on more responsibilities, working longer hours and finding their work/life balance out of kilter.
The UK government indicates that it intends to adopt BIM for the procurement and management of public assets
This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Bryan Avery, princpal of Avery Associates Architects