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Life after Lakesmere: Are building envelope specialists at risk?Subscription

While many specialists are avoiding the problems afflicting tier ones, the high-profile collapse a year ago of the UK’s largest building envelope contractor highlighted the perils tier twos can face.

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Your workers' health: The key to productivity?Subscription

Occupational health continues to climb up the industry’s agenda. A panel of health, safety and environment experts came together to define the problem, the barriers to progress and how it could address other key issues such as productivity.

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HS2 costs, rail shambles and tech marriages: Infrastructure at the SummitSubscription

From Network Rail’s timetable shortcomings to cost pressures on HS2, Binyamin Ali looks at the biggest infrastructure talking points from the CN Summit.

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The Wembley Way: Quintain on surviving Brexit and avoiding CarillionSubscription

To coincide with his appearance at this year’s CN Summit, Construction News visited Quintain boss Angus Dodd at the developer’s Wembley Park scheme to hear how he plans to make a build-to-rent breakthrough.

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'Make construction cool again': The impact of new tech right nowSubscription

Robots, VR, offsite: experts at the CN Summit’s technology seminar shed fresh light on exactly how all forms of technology are already turning the industry upside down.

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Digitising waste: Multiplex and Morgan Sindall join free webinarSubscription

Experts from Morgan Sindall, Multiplex, Innovate UK and Reconomy will discuss the benefits of managing construction waste digitally in a free webinar tomorrow at 11am.

Ethnic pay gaps: Could they eclipse gender?

Contractors’ blind spot: The ethnic pay gap timebombSubscription

Despite the revelations that construction has the UK’s worst gender pay gap, there is a chronic lack of data on what could be an even bigger disparity. Lucy Alderson finds out why ethnicity pay gaps need the industry’s attention.

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Black market construction exposed: Where modern slavery startsSubscription

Sites across the UK are complicit in the exploitation of undocumented workers – most of them from overseas. CN has spent six months investigating the industry’s hidden black market – and why prosecutions are so rare

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Bogus workers and the hidden threat of site card fraudSubscription

A recent case has highlighted an emerging problem: bogus or fraudulently obtained skills cards are being used by workers to access sites. Binyamin Ali investigates the true scale of the problem – and how the industry is fighting back.

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What's next for CSCS cards?Subscription

With so much recent change to the certification scheme, chief executive Graham Wren summarises the strategy and sets out what the future will hold.