Universities’ capital expenditure on construction surged following the 2010 increase in tuition fees; but where do the opportunities lie for contractors, and what do they need to be on the lookout for? Binyamin Ali investigates
A Welsh valley town, seemingly an unlikely spot for a specialist care hospital, was in fact the perfect opportunity for Laing O’Rourke to enact its offsite mantra.
There has been much talk in recent months about the government’s strategy on late payment, with frequent references to strengthening of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC).
Construction News recently reported Phillip King, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management, as saying Carillion was not reported to the Prompt Payment Code Compliance Board over its late payment to subcontractors.
In recent months there has been worry within the industry that the busy bees in Whitehall were solely preparing for a no-deal Brexit.
With the recent focus on Brexit, you’d be forgiven for missing some significant changes in the industry.
Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines spoke at a Construction News event last week and was keen to understand from some of the CEOs in attendance what proportions of their workforces were directly employed.
After a generation of infrastructure underinvestment in the UK, we are finally in the early stages of a growth in construction activity that would be expected for an economy as big as the UK’s
With weeks to go before a tax-filing shake-up, thousands of businesses remain unprepared
As CN editor Tom Fitzpatrick wrote this month, cost is usually the key factor behind most things we buy as consumers.
At a time when the construction industry is facing urgent issues around productivity, skills and sustainability, could the 19th century Crystal Palace be a source of inspiration?
The gap that exists between infrastructure need and actual spend is now a chasm that every nation must find a way to bridge.
A lack of understanding about the terms used to interpret risk assessments on major projects has created a culture of misinformation – one that could undermine investment.
The number of construction-site fires is soaring – but data gaps and reporting issues stand in the way of tackling the problem