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10 projects to watch in 2019 Subscription

Our list of 10 projects to watch this year include football stadiums (again), large commercial schemes and two of the largest infrastructure schemes in the country – all challenging in their different ways and worth keeping a close eye on as 2019 unfolds.

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Wasted energy? 5 pivotal projects from Sizewell to Swansea BaySubscription

Funding for the UK’s biggest renewable energy infrastructure projects has largely depended on their compatibility with a contract for difference – CN’s analysis shows how the approach is strangling the energy project pipeline

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How Britain's energy builds came to a standstillSubscription

The UK’s approach to Swansea Bay provided insight into how energy infrastructure schemes are funded in the country. Binyamin Ali looks at the flagship projects, and the ramifications being felt in terms of skills and investment into the sector

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How Forrest fell apart Subscription

On 7 December 2018, Forrest collapsed into administration, leaving a trail of unfinished projects and unpaid suppliers in its wake. Insiders have revealed to CN how the company’s decision to enter into the high-rise market proved a fatal turning point for the contractor

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Tuition to fruition: How construction got in on the uni spending spreeSubscription

Universities’ capital expenditure on construction surged following the 2010 increase in tuition fees; but where do the opportunities lie for contractors, and what do they need to be on the lookout for? Binyamin Ali investigates

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Logistical challenges tackled 'at every turn' on Procession House revampSubscription

Trad is due to finish delivering its first package of works on the revamp of Procession House, located a stone’s throw away from St Paul’s Cathedral. How has it managed to deliver work safely in such a busy location? Lucy Alderson takes a look.

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Retail reimagined: How construction can benefit in the online eraSubscription

High streets have had a tough time of late. But beyond the doom and gloom headlines lie opportunities for contractors with the right mindset.

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Hinkley Point C: How EDF is building on past projectsSubscription

EDF and CGN’s Hinkley Point C scheme is being designed and built using a ‘series effect’ model, with innovations at nuclear sites in Taishan, China and Flamanville 3 in France being emulated and modified at the Somerset site

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The offsite rule: Understanding government's 'offsite presumption'Subscription

It has been 15 months since the government’s offsite presumption announcement. What has the construction industry done to prepare and, with certain key industry players still unsure of what it means, when will clarity arrive?

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5 tech takeaways from European Contech 2019Subscription

How can construction technology firms start to work with clients and main contractors to digitise the construction industry? Five tech firms provided the answers at the Contech Summit