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The completed school is set to be handed over in September before occupation in October

ISG goes modern to upgrade 10 schools in 24 monthsSubscription

Manchester City Council urgently needs a substantial injection of school places – and ISG has backed modern methods of construction to deliver them.

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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.

Noble Francis economics director Construction Products Association

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.

Karen Woodward deputy director National Apprenticeship Service

New standards take apprenticeships up a notch

The widely reported skills crisis and lack of fresh recruits in construction is not new news to us, and most recently the Chartered Institute of Building stated that the industry will need to find 157,000 new recruits by 2021 to keep up with demand.

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