A guide to what the key policies in last week’s Autumn Statement and National Infrastructure Plan update will mean for the industry
The new Part L Building Regulations come into force in April and while they may not be as rigorous as some would like, the emphasis on fabric efficiency will still put pressure on housebuilders
Foster + Partners brings something new to Buenos Aires, with an apartment block that uses fair-faced finishes to redefine the Argentinian capital’s idea of luxury living
Building Information Modelling has been embraced with gusto by the construction industry - but do Technical, financial and legal worries now stand in the way of further take-up? Joey Gardiner reports on the growing scepticism about BIM
Last month Sturgis Carbon Profiling published a study favouring the Constellation airport proposal as the solution to London’s airport capacity crisis and slamming the Estuary airport alternative. Here we present both sides of the debate in full
The latest league table from the NextGeneration Initiative reveals mixed results for housebuilders on their sustainability targets this year
Witherford Watson Mann’s redesign of Astley Castle impressed and surprised everyone from client to the Stirling prize judging panel. But winning UK architecture’s top prize isn’t going to change how WWM works.
HS2 has come under renewed scrutiny from members of the government and the opposition. But growing uncertainty is just one of the issues commercial director Beth West has to deal with
With debt still soaring, George Osborne is unlikely to be announcing much in the way of new spending. Here we look at the chancellor’s top five construction priorities
In a crowded workplace, architecture graduates may find that knowing a bit about Building Information Modelling can make all the difference to getting a job
Amid evidence that the market is recovering, many industry professionals trapped in jobs for the last five years are finally on the move. But a sudden wealth of opportunities for employees has left employers facing skills shortages
The latest in our series of CPD modules examines the measures that site operators should take to reduce the risk of theft, vandalism and arson. This module is sponsored by Zurich
The chief executive of Lafarge Tarmac has big plans for the newly merged materials giant. And he’s not going to let a little difference of opinion with the Competition Commission stand in his way
During the recession, many contractors put their own money into schemes to keep themselves in work. But why, with new orders finally coming through, is this business model still proving so attractive?
A government framework worth £750m to construction consultants was finally re-tendered at the end of October - 10 months late. Can it be taken seriously after such a delay?
Kamran Moazami is the man behind some of the most famous high-rise buildings in the world. The WSP director spoke about leaving Iran, taking on Manhattan and helping the British learn to love the skyscraper
Bob White, Ian Eggers and Gareth Stapleton have had some stressful moments since launching their own construction management consultancy in the midst an economic downturn. But now Rise is, well, on the up.
What does the Labour Party’s ambivalence towards HS2 mean for those looking to work on the £43bn project?
Construction vehicles are responsible for a disproportionate number of cycling accidents each year - many of them fatal. What can the industry do to prevent more deaths?
The prime minister surprised everyone last week when he announced his desire to ‘roll back’ green charges on energy bills. So where does this leave the government’s energy efficiency policies?
Housebuilders are up in arms about councils’ use of pre-commencement conditions, which they say are holding back schemes that have been granted planning permission
Fresh from the success of the flagship Cheshire Oaks eco store, Munish Datta, the head of M&S’ sustainability strategy, is thinking smaller…
Leading indicators highlight renewed optimism. But don’t break open the champagne just yet …
How should the government kick-start its stuttering sustainability policy? Building, Ecobuild and the UKGBC held three roundtables at three party conferences - and three common themes emerged
The latest in our series of CPD modules focuses on the exterior and interior applications of perforated metals, and the methods of manufacture. This module is sponsored by RMIG
Despite the financial drought, many businesses have still found a way to nurture their best talent. We look at what the best companies are doing, and how
SMEs may not offer the fullest range of employee benefits and they certainly can’t sustain huge HR departments, but these restrictions can in fact make them very attractive employers
With London house prices rising 10% this month and alarm that more people than ever are being priced out of home ownership, pressure is growing to clamp down on foreign investors
Birmingham New Street station is being transformed by a curving steel cladding system, but attaching such an instantly iconic facade to an existing frame has thrown up a variety of structural challenges
Vinci’s construction boss on why the firm is putting airports at the centre of its growth strategy