Reuters: UK construction output bounces back in March, housing rises

British construction bounced back in March, offering some signs that the sector might be ending a period of weakness that started late last year, as private-sector house-building rose for the first time in six months.


BBC: Norfolk £144m schools building programme approved

Norfolk's education department plans to increase spending on new school buildings to £144m by 2018. The county council has approved extra spending of £27m to address the condition of existing buildings and £26m to deal with a growth in pupil numbers.

Read more... UK renewable energy generation surged by 20% in 2014

Renewable energy generation leaped up 20% in the UK over the past year, but the industry has warned that more government leadership will be needed to maintain growth.


The Guardian: The street that might win the Turner prize: how Assemble are transforming Toxteth

It's not quite a pickled calf - but the rebirth of a troubled Toxteth community might be art. The story of the street and the young architects succeeding where every official plan has failed has caught the art world's attention


Construction Enquirer: Arup experts re-engineer metal joints with 3-D printing

Arup engineers are rolling out radical new designs for metal joints to be used in construction using the latest 3-D printing techniques.


The Independent: Grayson Perry: Doors open to Turner Prize-winning artist's House for Essex

Grayson Perry's 'A House for Essex' is a conceptual holiday home that he believes exposes the 'Grand Designs' generation as being 'lame'


Construction Index: BIM survey finds rising scepticism

An industry-wide survey has concluded that targets for the uptake of building information modelling (BIM) are widely expected to be missed.