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Scandal of unsafe towers: CN investigates re-cladding delaysSubscription

Residents have been left in fear and confusion by the slow pace of re-cladding private blocks deemed unsafe. Jack Simpson examines the factors behind the delays and what the future holds for these works.

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The only way is up: Understanding London's high-rise ambition Subscription

Can London’s insatiable appetite for tall buildings continue? Binyamin Ali examines the ownership of the capital’s towers and why developers see such value in the skyscraper

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CN100: How to spot the next CarillionSubscription

Carillion collapsed a few months after last year’s CN100 was published. In this year’s data, CN turned to new measures to gauge short-term stability and long-term liabilities and set about applying the critera to Carillion’s last set of accounts to find out if it was possible to predict the contractor’s demise

Construction News digital edition – 7 September 2018

Construction News digital edition – 7 September 2018Subscription

CN100: An analysis of this year’s findings; the turnover bracket that appears to be quietly thriving; contractors are hoarding cash and slashing dividends – braced for a storm; Crossrail: delayed.

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Hoarding cash as dividends slashed: Contractors brace for a stormSubscription

This year’s CN100 reveals that businesses are taking substantial measures regarding their balance sheets amid an uncertain outlook.

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Mega-shed: CN100 specialists eye boomSubscription

Huge warehouse projects have helped certain contractors post big margins. So what are the secrets to this sub-sector and how much potential does it offer?

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Tier twos: Hitting the sweet spotSubscription

While the biggest prime contractors struggle to make any margin at all, this year’s CN100 analysis shows that firms coming between £300m and £500m are trading with far bigger margins 

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CN100 2018: The top 100 UK contractorsSubscription

Contractors are tightening their belts by reducing dividend payments and hoarding cash as the UK’s biggest construction players seek to avoid becoming the next Carillion. Here, finance editor David Price explains the financial health of the UK construction industry.

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Ireland: The land of opportunity?Subscription

Ireland’s construction industry halved in size when the global recession took hold in 2008. Now that the sector is recovering, Lucy Alderson assesses whether the opportunities for UK contractors outweigh the risks in this challenging market.