Forget The Burj Khalifa, It’s All About The Kindom Tower

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is probably one of the most impressive feats of engineering ever accomplished by man: At 828 meters tall and using an absolute shed load of glass and steel, it's awe inspiring, and is certainly a building I would love to visit. However, the Burj isn't going to remain the world's [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:09+01:00April 21st, 2014|Categories: construction|

Fabric First

As you may have seen, I am currently running a guest column by @MarkMcLean41. You can see his section here: but there was something in one of his posts that caught my eye whilst reading. He mentions in his column of a recent trip to Scandinavia and one of the observations that was brought up [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:12+01:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: construction|

Rebuilding Crystal Palace

We probably all recognise this...   Yes, it's the original Crystal Palace building in London. It was first built in 1851 to house the Great Exhibition which had a staggering 14,000 exhibitors. FiT Show has a way to go then ;-) It held dozens of FA Cup finals before they moved to Wembley and it [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:14+01:00October 6th, 2013|Categories: construction|

Construction At 15 Year Low

Tuesday morning saw the release of the latest construction and GDP figures. There is good news and some very bad news. The good news is that it is looking more and more likely that Britain wasn't actually in a double-dip recession after all. Some closer inspection of the data from that time shows that the [...]

By |2013-06-04T21:46:14+01:00May 14th, 2013|Categories: construction, economy|

Housing Down In The Dumps

On Thursday the CLG (Communities and Local Government) published the latest set of housing figures. And they do not make for happy reading. In the second quarter of this year, new starts stood at just a measly 21,540! That is a full 10% down on the previous quarter! The construction industry really is putting it's [...]

By |2013-06-09T13:14:04+01:00August 18th, 2012|Categories: builders, construction, economy|

>Construction Needs A Boost

>Construction levels haven't been this low since the 1980's. I wouldn't know this personally as I was born in 1988, so really wouldn't have taken this information in. But when you look at the graphs and numbers, it's easy to see that the recovery is as anemic as a pigment-less person.Construction is one of the most important sectors in [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:39+01:00September 9th, 2011|Categories: banks, construction, housing, industry|
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