Features and Analysis
Working 80-hour weeks and 18-hour days are just some of the on-the-job experiences shared with CN. Just how dangerous is this long-hours culture for health and safety? Lucy Alderson investigates.
Our industry has a voracious appetite for skilled workers.
The date for leaving the European Union is fast approaching.
More than 100 years ago, the British were at the height of influence for ambitious construction and infrastructure projects including housing, railways, sewers and tunnels.
I’m often asked why, in the current arena of inclusion and diversity, we still need organisations like Women in Property.
International Women in Engineering Day this Saturday focuses attention on efforts to attract more women into our industry.
There are more than 500 tall buildings currently in London’s construction pipeline. But against the backdrop of widespread skills shortages and the complications of Brexit, building them is presenting fresh challenges for the industry.
Which should be of greater concern to the construction industry: EU workers leaving these shores, or UK workers retiring?
Britain’s brickwork is often overlooked and the skills needed to craft brickwork into something of beauty often taken for granted.
Five new nuclear sites with as many as 12 new reactors are set to be built in the UK over the next decade. The question is whether the sector has the required pool of skills to deliver the government’s ambitions.
Fresh data and political investigations are shedding more and more light on the impact Brexit is having and will have on skills shortages.
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry is now under way following the publication of Dame Hackitt’s long and thorough review of regulations.
A panel of the industry’s best new talent came together to offer a unique insight on why construction is struggling to attract young people – and how it can solve the problem.
‘Construction’: what are the public’s first thoughts when they hear that word?
As the global economy heats up, labour shortages are becoming ubiquitous in the UK and abroad.
Construction officially has the worst gender pay gap of any UK industry. Binyamin Ali examines the figures for the 10 biggest contractors and looks at what needs to be done.
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