Architects have taken a beating over the past two years, but have they suffered any permanent damage? How are the UK’s top listed practices faring, and what impact is the recession having on design quality?
What makes Canada possibly the most attractive country in the world for contractors right now? Perhaps it’s something to do with the billions of dollars it has to spend on construction. The trick is breaking into this highly lucrative market
Anne Lacey, 19, is a trainee QS at consultant Cyril Sweett. She entered the industry via the Chartered Surveyor Training Trust (CSTT) and hopes to qualify in 2011-2014. She tells us what made her choose to be an apprenticeship
There’s no way to sugarcoat this: contractors’ pay is down and benefits are under threat, too. We look at the figures in the latest construction salary survey and asks how employers and employees can stick together through the hard times
Ignore those iPod-toting Tweeters at your peril. They are the office users of the future. We report on how both commercial and residential design will have to adapt to the lifestyle of the Facebook generation
This year’s Building/Hays Construction & Property pay guide tells a familiar story of cuts and freezes. Find out who’s getting by on economy baked beans, and why employers might be about to get a lot of belly aching