Exclusive: Conflicts of interest, audit scandals, Carillion: HS2’s chief executive has endured a tough first 12 months in the job. In his first full interview since taking over, Mark Thurston reveals what he has learned.
Open Doors 2018
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Open Doors Week is up and running and Construction News is joining tours across the country as contractors open their sites to the public – check out the best pics, quotes and tweets here.
Over the past year it has become clear that housebuilding has moved up the government’s list of priorities – to the point where hardly a week goes by without news of reforms, revisions or consultations.
Balfour Beatty’s return to form is a tonic for construction.
Project disputes can have a devastating effect on the parties involved and their finances, but the industry may be close to breaking through a number of alternatives to adversarial contracting
When it comes to procurement, there are often a number of challenges that contractors and clients face as they take on decreasing budgets and mounting service delivery pressures.
National Apprenticeship Week proved last week that there remains an excellent opportunity for us to look towards the future, and benchmark our performance in developing skills and attracting recruits.
Our sector has always had a bit of an issue with public perception. Say the word ‘construction’ and people tend to conjure up images of hard hats, high-vis jackets and bricks.
Businesses across the UK face an uphill struggle to build workforces fit for the future.
Construction News launched Inspire Me this year to encourage women to pursue and achieve leadership roles in this industry.
I was incredibly pleased to be asked to be an ambassador for CN’s Inspire Me campaign.
As a former apprentice and now the managing director of a £22m business, I can see the value of apprenticeships from both sides of the fence.
The past 12 months have seen a number of forces begin to tackle construction’s unacceptable levels of productivity.
It just wouldn’t be the UK if there weren’t a few days of the year dominated by cold weather and our inability to deal with it.
Haringey’s HDV regeneration plans have been blighted by opposition campaigns and bitter disagreements. CN examines the factors behind the controversy and the consequences for projects across the UK.
The race to produce 3D-printed homes stepped up a notch this week, with Arup and CLS Architects offering tantalising details on their new creation: ‘3D Housing 05’.
Mipim: 9 takeaways from the Cannes conferenceSubscription
Construction News editor Tom Fitzpatrick and associate editor Damon Schünmann visited Mipim to catch up with developers and contractors. Here are nine talking points from the Cannes conference.
Kier reported a healthy rise in half-year profit and revenue this morning, while pointing to a positive full-year outlook.
Leo Quinn was notably relaxed in front of analysts today – even smiling at one point – as he unveiled the work he is doing to steer Balfour Beatty’s continued turnaround.
As Laing O’Rourke reveals its latest financial results, CN looks back over the key appointments, departures, projects and bids from the past 12 months.
Former Carillion bosses appeared in front of the public accounts committee to discuss lessons learned from the contractor’s collapse. Here are five things we learned.
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.
The contractor top 50 increased more than 20 per cent year on year in February as Mace signed a single £400m deal to claim first place in the monthly league.