Medicating the late payment ‘disease’Subscription
Late payments are a “disease”, a product of the “broken relationship” between large and small companies.
The most dangerous thing on a siteSubscription
He’d not slept properly for weeks, the single bed at his digs was too small.
Do you remember lessons in a portacabin?Subscription
I have many fond memories of my secondary school. But sitting through certain lessons in a portacabin that was little more than a shack at the bottom of a school field was not one of them.
Cable. Cameron. Clegg. CarillionSubscription
Parliament TV rarely provides genuine entertainment, but there was a notable exception during a debate on Carillion earlier this year.
Grenfell’s construction legacy starts to emergeSubscription
A leaked report from building standards experts BRE has provided the first proper expert analysis of the faults that contributed to the Grenfell tragedy last June.
Fantasy Carillion model exposes accounting flawsSubscription
Walking home from work last week, I was greeted by a Carillion van sitting outside Shoreditch High Street station.
Why Spain could teach us a thing or twoSubscription
Spain’s construction sector was one of the hardest hit in Europe when global recession struck a decade ago.
Women: Are you angry?Subscription
Women in construction: are you angry? I imagine the answer is yes.
Think we’re on top of asbestos? Think againSubscription
A third of construction workers don’t know that asbestos can cause cancer – in London it’s almost two-thirds.
Carillion: Has the worst of it just begun?Subscription
Tomorrow the UK construction industry will enter its 86th post-Carillion day.
China’s largest developer, the £30.5bn-valued Country Garden, officially entered the UK market this month after acquiring an east London brownfield site with a development value of £400m.
Finances will worsen if the sector does nothingSubscription
In many industries, tales of bosses using their credit cards to pay staff or dipping into personal savings to keep their businesses going are few and far between.
Churchill's office kicks off a week of inspiration Subscription
It’s funny to think that Winston Churchill could have been standing in the exact place I’m brushing croissant crumbs off my coat. I am inside what used to be his office, after all.