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CN Briefing

CN Briefing

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Who'd build a stadium?Subscription

It’s not been the most auspicious summer for London’s Premier League clubs looking to expand their stadiums. 

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Balfour treads the new pathSubscription

There’s one thing subcontractors and journalists have very much in common: we’re both on the lookout for tell-tale signs of trouble among main contractors.

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Who’s doing the bad bidding? Subscription

This week NG Bailey’s chief executive David Hurcomb told me the decision to “walk away” from bids had been a key reason behind his firm’s profit growth.

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Look up the definition of ‘icon’ and you will see the following: “A person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or worthy of veneration.”

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Are you putting deadlines above safety? Subscription

A scaffolder accidentally drops his spanner 50 m above ground, down into the middle of a busy construction site.

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Who’s in charge of health and safety? Subscription

Since John Prescott’s 2001 intervention led to the industry’s first safety summit, there have been significant health and safety improvements in this industry.

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Interserve’s future is down to fine marginsSubscription

Today was a big day for Interserve.

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Technology: What are you protecting?Subscription

Imagine a paranoid bank manager that takes a different route into work each day to avoid being followed, who’s installed the latest biometric scanners on every door of his branch, and whose impregnable vault has never once been breached.

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A practical guide to boosting profitSubscription

This industry is brilliant at solving problems. 

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Stop turning a blind eye to crazy hoursSubscription

What would you say if a friend told you they were going to drive 12 hours a day on a busy motorway, four days in a row?

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Put up or shut up time on fair paymentSubscription

The industry’s top contractors take an average of 47 days to pay invoices, Construction News revealed this morning.

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Crossrail 2 and the £15bn questionSubscription

It has been more than a year since Chris Grayling gave his “public backing” to Crossrail 2.

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Top earners: Are they worth it?Subscription

When Royal Mail shareholders cast their votes on directors’ pay last week, the results will have sent shivers through boardrooms across the country.

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Can't clad, won't cladSubscription

Imagine you buy a flat.

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Retentions: We need dialogue, not divisionSubscription

The issue of retentions has been festering for years – 200 to be exact.

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Spineless government bottles it againSubscription

The Carillion story so far…

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HS2 needs to keep its house in orderSubscription

“The challenge for the next 12 months is improving the public image,” HS2 chief executive Mark Thurston told me when I interviewed him back in March.

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Unequal eyes of the lawSubscription

So you’re hiring a new member of staff.

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The trouble with BIMSubscription

When I first joined the industry, ‘BIM’ came up frequently and I was always utterly baffled by what it actually meant.

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Howson playing the victim rings hollowSubscription

It has been almost two months since MPs on the Carillion joint inquiry published their explosive report into the contractor’s collapse.