|Former editors||Sarah Richardson|
|Publisher||Assemble Media Group|
Building is one of the United Kingdom’s oldest business-to-business magazines, launched as The Builder in 1843by Joseph Aloysius Hansom – architect of Birmingham Town Hall and designer of the Hansom Cab. The journal was renamed Building in 1966 as it is still known today. Building is the only UK title to cover the entire building industry.
The United Kingdom (UK), officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and sometimes referred to as Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world. It is also the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.
Business-to-business is a situation where one business makes a commercial transaction with another. This typically occurs when:
Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade I listed concert hall and venue for popular assemblies opened in 1834 and situated in Victoria Square, Birmingham, England.
The Builder's first two editors, Hansom and Alfred Bartholomew (1801–45), did not last long in the job. The architect George Godwin (1813–1888) was editor from 1844 to 1883, and turned The Builder "into the most important and successful professional paper of its kind with a readership well beyond the architectural and building world".Godwin apparently wrote most of the content himself, relying on a staff of just five people. His successor, Henry Heathcote Statham (1839–1924), edited the journal from 1883 to 1908.
Alfred Bartholomew, was an English architect, editor and author. He was editor of The Builder, and author of several works upon practical architectural questions.
George Godwin FRS was an influential architect, journalist, and editor of The Builder magazine.
Henry Heathcote Statham was an English architect, architectural journalist and editor, and music critic.
Rival publication The British Architect and Northern Engineer, founded as The British Architect in 1874, merged with The Builder in 1919,bringing contributions from architectural illustrator Thomas Raffles Davison (1853–1937).
Thomas Raffles Davison ARIBA was an English architectural illustrator and journalist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His work featured in The British Architect and Northern Engineer for over 40 years from 1874, and he became editor of the publication in 1878 until it merged with The Builder in 1919.
Other contributors to The Builder over the years have included architects such as Robert Dennis Chantrell, Henry Clutton (1819–93), Josiah Conder, James Fergusson, Richard Curtis Green (1875–1960), John Woody Papworth (1820–70), Howard Morley Robertson (1888–1963) and William White.They have also included the novelist Hall Caine, the engineer and antiquary G. T. Clark, and the short-lived journalist Charles Chaloner Ogle. Other illustrators have included Arthur Beresford Pite and Worthington George Smith (1835–1917).
An architect is a person who plans, designs and reviews the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings that have human occupancy or use as their principal purpose. Etymologically, architect derives from the Latin architectus, which derives from the Greek, i.e., chief builder.
Robert Dennis Chantrell was an English church architect, best-known today for designing Leeds Parish Church.
Henry Clutton was an English architect and designer.
The magazine was named as the best-edited weekly business magazine by the British Society of Magazine Editors both in 1999 and in 2001.It was the business magazine of the year in 2002. Having acquired the magazine a year earlier from Vivendi Universal, in 2003 Aprovia UK sold Building to UBM plc as part of a £79m deal.
The British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) is a professional association of print and online magazine editors in the United Kingdom. Established in 1981, as of 2016 the BSME has 148 members. Its annual awards—the BSME Awards and the BSME Rising Stars Awards—are highly regarded in the British magazine industry.
Vivendi SA is a French mass media conglomerate headquartered in Paris. The company has activities in music, television, film, video games, book publishing, telecommunications, tickets and video hosting service.
UBM plc is a global business-to-business (B2B) events organiser headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has a long history as a multinational media company. Its current main focus is on B2B events, but its principal operations have included live media and business-to-business communications, marketing services and data provision, and it principally serves the technology, healthcare, trade and transport, ingredients and fashion industries. UBM was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index until it was acquired by Informa in June 2018.
According to ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations), the magazine's circulation for the year ending in June 2006, was 25,017,but circulation dropped during the recession of the late 2000s to 21,271 for the year July 2009 – June 2010 (the last year the title was ABC-certified), with the decline continuing in 2011 (the 11 November issue had a print circulation of 15,474).
The Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK) (ABC) is a non-profit organisation owned and developed by the media industry. ABC delivers industry-agreed standards for media brand measurement of print publications, digital channels and events. The company also verifies data, processes and good practice to these and other industry-agreed standards.
Building's website features industry news, jobs and an archive of over 80,000 articles. In 2006 Building4jobs.co.uk was launched focusing on industry jobs and careers.
In January 2018, UBM sold Building (plus Building Design, a venue directory and various events) to a management team, Assemble Media Group, led by former editor Tom Broughton.
Joseph Aloysius Hansom was a prolific English architect working principally in the Gothic Revival style. He invented the Hansom cab and founded the eminent architectural journal, The Builder, in 1843.
Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry. It is published by Future.
The Architects' Journal is an architectural magazine published in London by Metropolis International.
The year 1854 in architecture involved some significant events and new buildings.
The Church of the Holy Name of Jesus on Oxford Road, Manchester, England was designed by Joseph A. Hansom and built between 1869 and 1871. The tower, designed by Adrian Gilbert Scott, was erected in 1928 in memory of Fr Bernard Vaughan, SJ. The church has been Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England since 1989, having previously been Grade II* listed since 1963.
Charles Francis Hansom was a prominent Roman Catholic Victorian architect who primarily designed in the Gothic Revival style.
Travel Trade Gazette, known as TTG, is a weekly newspaper for the travel industry.
The Publican was a weekly magazine for the UK licensed trade.
Edwin Alexander Heathcote is an English architect and designer. He has been the architecture and design critic of The Financial Times since 1999, and is the author of books on architecture and design. He is a founder of the hardware manufacturer, Ize. He has a monthly column on architecture and design in GQ Magazine and is the editor-in-chief of online design writing archive readingdesign.org.
Thomas Cundy, the elder was an English architect. Surveyor to the Grosvenor family's London estates from 1821, he was involved in the initial stages of the development of Belgravia and Bloomsbury, and also designed country houses in a picturesque Gothic style.
Archibald Matthias Dunn FRIBA, JP, was, with his partner Edward Joseph Hansom, among the foremost Catholic architects in North East England during the Victorian era.
Charles H. Heathcote (1850–1938) was a British architect who practised in Manchester. He was articled to the church architects Charles Hansom, of Clifton, Bristol. He was awarded the RI Medal of Merit in 1868, and started his own practice in 1872.
Building Design, or BD, is a weekly architectural magazine and digital title in the United Kingdom.
Assael Architecture is a British architectural firm based in London, established in 1994.
The RIBA Journal is the official publication of the Royal Institute of British Architects, based in London. It has the largest circulation of any architectural magazine in Britain.
Annunciation Church is a Roman Catholic Parish church in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1854. Located in Spencer Street, near Saltergate and off-Newbold Road, it was designed by the architect Joseph Hansom and is a Grade II listed building.
John Assael is a prominent British architect. He is particularly known for his work at the Royal Institute of British Architects(RIBA) and for promoting good business practice within the field of architecture.