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Woking town centre regeneration Sir Robert McAlpine apartment tower

McAlpine's £500m revamp: 15 years in the makingSubscription

More than a decade after plans first emerged to transform Woking town centre, Sir Robert McAlpine is now through the first 12 months of a project involving countless considerations.

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Construction's most common medical conditions: What to doSubscription

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.

Dangerously tired: What fatigue is doing to the industry

Dangerously tired: What fatigue is doing to the industrySubscription

Working 80-hour weeks and 18-hour days are just some of the on-the-job experiences shared with CN. Just how dangerous is this long-hours culture for health and safety? Lucy Alderson investigates.

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Fatalities rate: Is this as safe as we'll ever get?Subscription

Having revolutionised health and safety in the noughties, the industry’s fatality rates have flattened out in recent years. Binyamin Ali asks: why have improvements stalled and how does the sector take standards to the next level?


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Week in numbers: Interserve declines and Bouygues exitsSubscription

Interserve’s shrinking revenue, Carillion’s final transfers and Bouygues’ departed UK bosses lead the headlines in this week’s numerical round-up.

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Output is up but Q1 hangover will stifle 2018Subscription

It’s hard to believe that Britain was covered in snow and work had ground to a halt just five months ago.

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CSCS sets qualifying pace as old systems phased outSubscription

With a number of old systems being phased out, the Construction Skills Certification Scheme has accelerated plans on ensuring the industry is 100 per cent qualified rather than 100 per cent carded.

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