Issue : 9 November 2018
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The only certainties in life may be death and taxes, but for contractors there is the risk of another constant: high costs and low margins.
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With so much recent change to the certification scheme, chief executive Graham Wren summarises the strategy and sets out what the future will hold.
In construction, the majority hang up their hi-vis vests and retire at 65, but the industry can no longer afford to let this happen automatically.
Construction activity rose by 2.1 per cent in the three months to September according to the Office for National Statistics, having built momentum after a poor start to the year.
A look at the numbers as some specialists take more than 100 days to pay creditors and more on Moorside’s future
The Scottish transport secretary has held “positive” talks with Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try to resolve contract issues over the delayed Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), including the release of further payment.
A Leeds scaffolding firm has been fined £63,000 after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck.
Oxfordshire County Council has found a catalogue of failings including missing certificates and fire safety issues following an audit of work conducted by Carillion.
Galliford Try boss criticised as AWPR scheme delayed again; Mace CEO: Name and shame late-paying clients; Project: Skanska’s St Giles Circus brings a 21st century Piccadilly Circus to London’s musical mecca; Steel: What’s driving its rising cost?
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It’s clear the industry has entered a new era of caution following Carillion’s collapse at the start of the year.