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Scandal of unsafe towers: CN investigates re-cladding delaysSubscription

Residents have been left in fear and confusion by the slow pace of re-cladding private blocks deemed unsafe. Jack Simpson examines the factors behind the delays and what the future holds for these works.

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CN100 2018: The top 100 UK contractorsSubscription

Contractors are tightening their belts by reducing dividend payments and hoarding cash as the UK’s biggest construction players seek to avoid becoming the next Carillion. Here, finance editor David Price explains the financial health of the UK construction industry.

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The only way is up: Understanding London's high-rise ambition Subscription

Can London’s insatiable appetite for tall buildings continue? Binyamin Ali examines the ownership of the capital’s towers and why developers see such value in the skyscraper

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London's latest landmark: J Reddington delivers the PinnacleSubscription

Look across the River Thames from Rotherhithe and you will see, emerging from the cluster of high-rises that make up Canary Wharf, the Landmark Pinnacle Tower, the area’s latest mega-project – and it will be filled with high-end apartments

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Week in numbers: Network Rail sale and NuGen job cutsSubscription

A look at the numbers behind a busy week for Network Rail, Galliford’s construction loss and NuGen’s headcount deduction.

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Tarmac's £1bn deal skews August league tableSubscription

Highways England’s national resurfacing deal gave Tarmac victory in the monthly league and produced a distorted August top 50 for the second year running.

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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