A recent case has highlighted an emerging problem: bogus or fraudulently obtained skills cards are being used by workers to access sites. Binyamin Ali investigates the true scale of the problem – and how the industry is fighting back.
The Lincoln Eastern Bypass has required a staggering £10m of archaeological works as well as overcome the liquidation of its main contractor.
Trump’s tariffs, Chinese over-production and Brexit: Steel is at the centre of global geopolitics. What does this mean for the price of steel? Binyamin Ali and Lucy Alderson report
In construction, the majority hang up their hi-vis vests and retire at 65, but the industry can no longer afford to let this happen automatically.
Last month, housing secretary James Brokenshire announced a ban on combustible cladding on all new residential buildings above 18 metres.
Following Carillion’s collapse in January, the Budget marked the beginning of the end for the private finance initiative (PFI) and private finance 2 (PF2).
The industry is facing a once-in-a-generation opportunity for transformation, one that can establish the UK as a role model and service provider for construction around the world.
Given it was the chancellor’s last Budget before the UK leaves the EU, it was never going to be packed full of long-term spending decisions.
Returning to the construction industry after taking a long career break to start a family provoked mixed emotions for me, of both trepidation and excitement.
The construction sector has a plastic problem.
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).
A look at the numbers as some specialists take more than 100 days to pay creditors and more on Moorside’s future
On Friday it was announced that Crossrail’s chief executive Simon Wright was to be replaced by Mark Wild – the project’s third chief executive this year. CN examines the backdrop to the latest change at the top.
There were plenty of announcements in the chancellor’s 2018 Budget that will have an impact on the construction industry.
After Wylfa’s developer announced three more appointments this week, CN recaps what the plans involve, who’s on site and what happens next.
Manchester is providing a wealth of work for contractors to target – but who is already working on the city’s biggest schemes and which jobs should companies keep an eye on?
Interserve revealed today that it made a £6m pre-tax loss for the first half of 2018.
Bespoke agreements can work but if tier ones amend a provision in one contract, they must make changes to others or risk finding themselves exposed, explains Alexandra Reid.
A recent decision appears to have major implications for financial claims by insolvent companies – but leaves some questions unanswered, explains Oliver Tobin.