Drugs and alcohol
Drugs and alcohol: What's happening on site?Subscription
A third of construction operatives have seen someone under the influence on site. Lucy Alderson speaks to workers and experts to identify where enforcement is falling short and assess the scale of the problem.
The UK’s alcohol consumption is declining – but is construction following suit? Binyamin Ali investigates industry attitudes to drinking to find out how much action is being taken and just how far the sector has come.
Take a quick glance around your office and think about what you actually spend your time doing all day.
The big challenges ahead – skills shortages, boosting productivity, adapting to Brexit – are driving a demand for change.
‘Smart vehicles’, ‘driverless cars’, ‘connected and autonomous vehicles’ (or CAV): regardless of how we label it, one fact is clear.
Attitudes to health and safety in the construction sector have evolved a lot over the years.
The future roles of main contractors and subcontractors is an interesting question, one I will be discussing at the CN Summit alongside other experts, and one I have been debating in my role on the Construction Leadership Council (CLC).
The issue of suicide has been in the spotlight over recent weeks, following World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September through to World Mental Health Day, which is taking place today.
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.
Last year’s party conference season did not disappoint for drama, intrigue and even comedy, from raucous renditions of ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ through to unexpected P45s.
At RSK, we have worked on several projects recently that have faced issues over the development consent order.
The Olympic Delivery Authority Health and Safety Standard, outlined in 2006, marked the first time a public project had set out its commitment and strategy in this way.
The chancellor’s commitment in last year’s Budget to build 300,000 homes a year fell very much into the classic ‘grand announcement’ category: big ambition but no detail on delivery.
The housing secretary’s recent announcement of a £1bn Housing Delivery Fund to develop homes for rent or sale is a welcome move that will help SMEs overcome a common barrier to their growth.
Volker on board for Dover's biggest revamp in a generationVideoSubscription
A huge upgrade of the port’s cargo facilities has called for hundreds of piles and masses of dredging in one of the busiest docks in the world.
HS2’s skills college: What’s holding it back?Subscription
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.
HS2 at 10: The costs, conflicts and controversySubscription
As the client behind the £55.7bn line approaches its 10th birthday, CN looks at the major pressure points the line has faced on the road to main construction.
A look at the stand-out figures behind the big headlines, from a £50m administration through to another shake-up of HS2’s board.
A look behind the numbers as Carillion’s Midland Met gets a remedial works contractor and a London framework braces for a no-deal Brexit.
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.