Storm Desmond was Cumbria’s biggest on record and devastated huge swathes of infrastructure. Lucy Alderson finds out how work is progressing as the rebuilding programme reaches its halfway point.
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Businesses at the leading edge of technology pitched their views and visions on how to close construction’s gigantic productivity gap at the inaugural Contech event.
Another week, another bad news story for a tier one contractor.
The alliance between Stanhope, Network Homes and Laing O’Rourke is another step in the right direction for a ‘new way’ for construction.
Recent news of divining rods being used to locate leaks in the water network paint an image of an industry that is old-fashioned and devoid of innovation.
The industry is still shaking, and will be for many months to come, following the collapse of the UK’s second-biggest contractor.
As with so many industries, construction has seen significant advances in recent years
Offsite fabrication offers the potential to save time and money while achieving higher standards of quality and consistency. But is that the reality?
“To be competitive, to win work, to create future cashflows, you have to win. Winning is a balance of risk and reward.”
Within the industry we know we can be dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking. But as the recent backlash to the apprenticeship levy highlights, businesses like ours continue to face hurdles that are blocking our full growth potential.
So, no one gives a toss?
In his editorial last week – Beware the hungry contractor hoovering up Carillion work – CN editor Tom Fitzpatrick rightly emphasised the need for caution over contractors taking on former Carillion projects.
In the final weeks of 2017, water sector regulator Ofwat confirmed changes that could create a new generation of construction opportunities.
As Carillion’s collapse continues to dominate headlines and thousands across the industry are left asking what will happen next, I can’t help but wonder: who is leading the way for construction in these difficult times?
Something very unusual happened yesterday evening at the launch party of Construction News’ Inspire Me campaign.
Lagan Construction announced today that four of its major contracting businesses were in administration, putting 200 jobs at risk.
Following Mark Carne’s announcement that he will be retiring later this year, CN assesses the biggest obstacles his successor will need to tackle during CP6 and beyond.
Carillion’s former leaders have been grilled by a joint select committee of MPs. Here are some of the key revelations from the four-hour hearing.
Carillion never admitted what the problem projects were that led to its £845m writedown in July, which began the public chain of events the led to its collapse.
The liquidation of Carillion has left dozens of contracts at varying stages of completion. CN looks at the latest updates from 17 of the collapsed firm’s major projects.
Carillion has collapsed into liquidation proceedings today after months of financial difficulties. CN sets out five datasets that shed light on the build-up to its downfall.
As the fallout from Carillion’s collapse begins, CN looks at the public sectors in which Carillion is most extensively involved.
Deloitte’s statement of proposals has shed new light on the factors that drove the firm into administration.
Five of the most revealing details emerging from the administrator’s statements of proposals.
This week Heathrow outlined cost cuts to its expansion plan – 29 months since the Davies Commission’s recommendation. So what’s happened and what’s next?
With Construction News revealing the JVs vying for the massive HS2 London stations contracts, Jack Simpson takes a look at the relevant experience of the joint ventures targeting a share of the £3bn station prize.
Just some of the figures behind this week’s news on Laing O’Rourke’s £2bn offsite partnership, Network Rail’s CP6 funding and Galliford’s Aberdeen woes.
Video: Timelapse part of this week’s project report on the redevelopment of 100 Liverpool Street.
Video: Wembley Park developer Quintain opens the Slideatron Christmas attraction, a multi-sensory immersive experience.
Watch: In our second of three videos looking into diversity within construction, we take a look at how a diverse workforce including employees with disabilities can provide benefits for businesses.
VIDEO: Check out our motion story and this brief run-through of just a selection of CN’s digital content this week (9 October – 13 October).
VIDEO: Check out our motion story and this brief run-through of just a selection of CN’s digital content this week (2 October – 6 October).
VIDEO: Check out our motion story and this brief run-through of just a selection of CN’s digital content this week (25 September – 29 September).
Video: CN editor Tom Fitzpatrick and reporters Jack Simpson and David Price discuss what led to Carillion’s shock collapse.
Video: Mace has released a video aimed at combating the stigma surrounding mental health in the construction industry.