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News, views and a spot of gossip from the Construction News team: Rebecca Evans, Greg Pitcher, Lisa Glancy, Jack Sidders, Tom Fitzpatrick, Nick Edwards

A £5bn tease

Posted by Jack SiddersMon, 19 May 2014

The BBC teased contractors last night with reports of a £5bn injection into infrastructure funding

2020 Vision

Posted by Tom FitzpatrickTue, 6 Dec 2011

Construction finance specialist at invoice finance provider Bibby Financial Services Jason Heath outlines the results of the group's report looking at the business landscape in 2020.

Transfer words into action

Posted by Damon SchünmannWed, 16 Nov 2011

The UK and US are currently viewing BIM from opposite ends of a telescope

Autodesk Blog

Posted by Tom FitzpatrickTue, 15 Nov 2011

Views from the Autodesk BIM conference 2011

Thanks, Big Fella

Posted by Greg PitcherMon, 11 Apr 2011

Contractors grateful for James Review proposal to retain central schools procurement body

Budget 2011: the tiny carrot after the massive stick

Posted by Greg PitcherThu, 24 Mar 2011

If George Osborne smashed the construction industry with a heavy stick in the Comprehensive Spending Review, he offered it a baby carrot in today’s Budget.

Nuclear challenge for government

Posted by Tom FitzpatrickMon, 21 Mar 2011

The cabinet met this afternoon to discuss its response to the nuclear emergency in Japan.

G'day sunshine

Posted by Greg PitcherThu, 10 Mar 2011

Sun, money and the chance to make a genuine difference – what more could you want from a construction job?

Survival of the fittest

Posted by Jack SiddersThu, 10 Mar 2011

Bleary eyed and bloated they may be but the crowds still turned out for the British Property Federation and Jones Lang LaSalle investors’ breakfast at Mipim this morning.

Mipim fixed grins and positive spin

Posted by Jack SiddersWed, 9 Mar 2011

Mipim is all about taking the temperature of the economy, or so I am told by several hacks here at Canne’s annual property fest.

The Life of Brian

Posted by Tom FitzpatrickThu, 3 Mar 2011

The most impressive queues at Ecobuild 2011 have generally been reserved for people looking for a caffeine fix.

Ecobuild 2011

Posted by Tom FitzpatrickWed, 2 Mar 2011

If you wanted proof that green building can lead to employment, look no further than the numbers of staff at Ecobuild 2011.

The greenest government ever?

Posted by Tom FitzpatrickFri, 25 Feb 2011

It’s May 2010 and a new coalition government has entered Downing Street. Flowers are in bloom, lambs are a-springing (allegedly) and newly elected Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his intention to make this the “greenest government ever”.