Features and Analysis
The big challenges ahead – skills shortages, boosting productivity, adapting to Brexit – are driving a demand for change.
It’s been a busy few weeks in politics with the party conference season, and the government has been keen to demonstrate that it is working to build a better future for Britain.
The Daily Mail calls it a revolution, but what impact could the government’s latest proposals really have on the industry? John Hayes assess the plans.
The National College for High Speed Rail opened two sites 12 months ago. One year on, funding and student shortfalls have raised questions about its viability.
What happens when the standards of a professional body are at odds with those of the Institute for Apprenticeships? Binyamin Ali examines how the resulting turf war is damaging the industry’s skills pipeline.
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.
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