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Drugs and alcohol

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Drugs and alcohol: What's happening on site?Subscription

A third of construction operatives have seen someone under the influence on site. Lucy Alderson speaks to workers and experts to identify where enforcement is falling short and assess the scale of the problem.

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Under the influence: How drinking cultures are changingSubscription

The UK’s alcohol consumption is declining – but is construction following suit? Binyamin Ali investigates industry attitudes to drinking to find out how much action is being taken and just how far the sector has come.

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Volker on board for Dover's biggest revamp in a generationVideoSubscription

A huge upgrade of the port’s cargo facilities has called for hundreds of piles and masses of dredging in one of the busiest docks in the world.

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HS2’s skills college: What’s holding it back?Subscription

The National College for High Speed Rail opened two sites 12 months ago. One year on, funding and student shortfalls have raised questions about its viability.

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HS2 at 10: The costs, conflicts and controversySubscription

As the client behind the £55.7bn line approaches its 10th birthday, CN looks at the major pressure points the line has faced on the road to main construction.

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Contract wins grow year on year to £3.1bnSubscription

Mace took a narrow victory in September’s contractor league as the combined value of wins settled down after a rocky few months.

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Week in numbers: SEE collapse, HS2 exits and fingers severedSubscription

A look at the stand-out figures behind the big headlines, from a £50m administration through to another shake-up of HS2’s board.

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Don't have a contract? You might still have a claimSubscription

Written contracts are always best, but if you don’t have one there may still be a way to pursue a claim, explain Helen Pearce and Sam Cave-Browne-Cave.

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Illegal workers: How to cancel a Home Office fineSubscription

Immigration solicitor Anne Morris explains why it can pay to question Home Office fines for illegal employment.