All Careers Advice

  • Have you ever wondered what an environmental engineer actually does, what QS stands for, or how to qualify as an architect?

  • The economic recession has had a major impact on the construction industry in the UK and abroad

  • A period without a job needn't be a waste of time. Why not sign up to learn more and perhaps pick up an interesting new skill

  • A growing number of construction companies, from big names like Vinci, Mace and Thomas Vale to smaller consultants, are offering internships for graduates, spurred on by a campaign called the Pledge that Building magazine is supporting.

  • To win the battles of the future, we need to enlist the impatient and energetic youngsters of ‘Generation Y’ as quickly as possible – regardless of the recession

  • For most people in the UK, he is the best architect they’ve never heard of. Now he’s tackling the world-famous Glasgow School of Art, that’s about to change.

  • The end of the year could see a more robust performance from the UAE economy, but for the time being it’s displaying only the most anaemic of recoveries. EC Harris in Dubai reports

  • Peter Morrison, chief executive of Scotland’s best known architect, explains his hiring policies (which include Sir Fred Goodwin), and how RMJM turned itself into an international success story

  • You may not even know that you need them, but the companies featured here can do marvellous things for your business

  • Construction consultant Rider Levett Bucknall has been named Britain’s top employer for 2010 for the second consecutive year by the the Corporate Research Foundation and The Daily Telegraph

  • The boss of Archial is planning to exploit the architectural group’s most famous brand for its relaunched international business...

  • We catch up on the past 12 months in the life of Building's young 2012 team..

  • Through working at construction consultant Hill International the civil engineering graduate discovered his passion for contract law

  • Our online survey finds that the majority of young job seekers are still worried about employment prospects

  • Eddie the Eagle, aka Michael Edwards, soared to international stardom when he flopped in the 1988 Winter Olympics ski jumping event. After the glow faded, he finally came back to earth as a Gloucestershire builder

  • With the number of construction disputes getting ever higher, now could be a good time to hit the books and get some legal qualifications

  • We spoke to three farflung Brits about the sacrifices they have made and the difficulties of fitting in, as well as the exciting opportunities for those willing to play the game

  • The firm's construction arm has been keeping the company afloat while its housebuilding side has struggled. As construction wobbles, chief executive Greg Fitzgerald explains a case for the survival of the hybrid model

  • Our jilted generation of graduates can be trained, retained and ultimately employed – if firms woke up to the advantages of internship

  • Construction industry newcomers hear the inside story on the development of the Spinningfields commercial district