Bam Nuttall features and analysis
The value of the contract top 50 recovered in April after a miserable March – driven in part by a dominant display from Kier.
Few people fully realise the importance of concrete to Crossrail and how the £14.8bn project has pushed the boundaries of what the material can do.
The contractor top 50 increased more than 20 per cent year on year in February as Mace signed a single £400m deal to claim first place in the monthly league.
A seemingly straightforward strengthening and repainting job has been complicated by extremely difficult access centred on the presence of nine neighbouring railway lines.
Kier topped the contractor table for the second time in three months as the festive slowdown dragged overall wins to their second lowest total of 2017.
Nuclear power, proton beams and even Chinese modular hotels have featured in the biggest site reports this year.
Our 10 most-read news stories of the year included contract wins, corruption scandals, administrations and one sad, untimely death.
CN takes an exclusive tour of the UK’s first new nuclear plant in a generation to find out what it takes to deliver a project of unprecedented scale and complexity.
A stand-out total of 30 contracts in just one month gave Kier top spot in the monthly league table for October, as the value of combined wins recovered from September’s crash.
Bam Nuttall’s early engagement on a vital part of line between Edinburgh and Inverness enabled it to fine-tune a high-pressure 10-day possession of the track.