Insight: Late payment
The supply chain can now see exactly how tier ones perform on payment. Binyamin Ali assesses what this means for contracting and how subcontractors can use the data to their advantage.
Late payment: Is history repeating itself?Subscription
For much of the 70s and 80s, construction firms were among the most vulnerable businesses in the UK. With Carillion and late payment once again exposing the sector’s high-risk nature, Lucy Alderson discovers the realities being faced by subcontractors across the industry.
Manchester City Council urgently needs a substantial injection of school places – and ISG has backed modern methods of construction to deliver them.
From 2014 to 2017, some 80,000 construction workers reported suffering from a medical condition caused or made worse by their work. Lucy Alderson looks at the most common problems – and best practice for tackling them.
Let’s step a year or two into the future.
There’s no next-day delivery option for major infrastructure projects, but the construction industry would do well to take notes from the e-commerce boom.
When new recommendations for transport infrastructure emerge, one of the first questions asked is: how much will they cost?
Something unexpected happened when US retail giant Target altered its store design for approximately half its stock in a quest to reduce energy consumption.
‘The Retentions War’ – that was the title of Lucy Alderson’s excellent feature in the last issue of CN. While it was eye-catching, some perspective is required.
Our industry has a voracious appetite for skilled workers.
Now that we’ve got it, it seems bizarre we didn’t have it before.
The impetus towards wide-scale endorsement of offsite manufacturing continues to intensify.
In Britain, we are at a crossroads in the way we deliver housing and infrastructure.
There is growing consensus that the UK must get better at delivering infrastructure.
A look at the numbers behind Balfour Beatty’s half-year results, Interserve’s US-based EfW partner and the cost of replacement cladding on a Carillion development.
Interserve revealed today that it made a £6m pre-tax loss for the first half of 2018.
The government’s infrastructure advisory body today called for £30bn to be invested every year in improving UK infrastructure through to 2050.
Following the government’s delayed release of the construction industry sector deal, CN analyses the agreement’s stand-out features.
The UK is now midway between the government’s announcement of new nuclear sites in 2011 and the 2025 tipping point when swathes of existing supply will be shut down. CN takes the opportunity to analyse how each of the six nuclear new-builds is getting on.
Legal challenges to the expansion of Heathrow are likely to substantially delay the construction of a third runway, industry experts have warned.
Interserve’s chief executive Debbie White appeared in front of MPs on the public accounts committee this week to answer questions about the government’s strategic suppliers.
Today saw the government’s costs watchdog publish its investigation into the collapse of Carillion.
Emerging from the first day of witness statements in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, expert evidence revealed four key failings in the building fabric that could have contributed to the spread of the fire on 14 June.
Directors, regulators, accountants – there are many targets in the crosshairs of MPs in the savage and wide-ranging report into Carillion’s collapse, published today.
MPs have published a timeline charting the build-up to Carillion’s collapse as part of the joint inquiry’s final report on the contractor.
KPMG’s administrator’s proposals have revealed that three of the Lagan companies put into administration at the beginning of March were liable for a total of £29.4m.
Interserve finally reported its long-awaited annual results today, which revealed a £244m pre-tax loss.