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News Analysis

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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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Stalled or saved? What's happened to Carillion's multi-billion portfolioSubscription

From roads in Scotland to hospitals in Liverpool, the collapse of Carillion left a number of contracts at various stages of completion. Construction News looks at some of the key projects and whether or not they’ve been able to progress one year on.

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Carillion’s senior execs: Where are they now? Subscription

Construction News has a look at the collapsed firm’s executive figures, examines their roles within the company, and finds out where they have been the past 12 months.

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How Carillion's collapse shook the industrySubscription

One year on from the contractor’s collapse, Binyamin Ali explores what the industry and government can learn about what went wrong – and how to avoid a repeat in future

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Carillion's silent victims: The dangers of speaking outSubscription

A year on from Carillion’s collapse, many subcontractors still feel unable to speak out or identify themselves as having lost large sums of money owed to them. Construction News speaks with some of those affected to find out why

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How to solve the information-productivity puzzleSubscription

Construction is awash with data, so how could it be better used to jump-start the sector’s flatlining productivity?

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CN investigates: The 43% rise in deliberately caused site firesSubscription

Fires on construction sites are on the rise, as are the number of fires being caused deliberately. What is driving these upward trends and how can contractors mitigate the risks?

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Can value beat cost – and what does it mean in 2019?Subscription

How clients and contractors define value is changing – the question now is whether the industry can consign bad habits to history.

Top 5 Opinion 2018 index

Top 5 opinion in 2018: Brexit, BIM warriors and diversitySubscription

Each week, CN commissions opinions from people working across the sector in a variety of disciplines. Here are the five most-read comment pieces of 2018.

15 People to watch Index

15 people to watch in 2019Subscription

From Meggs to Mitchell, Haydn to Harrington, Khan to Kelleher: the 15 industry protagonists you won’t be able to ignore next year.

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