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Top 5 features

From HS2 and regeneration through to diversity and retention, the five most-read in-depth analyses in 2017 to date reflect the scope of pressing issues facing construction.

HS2 personnel flowchart index

HS2 personnel flowchart index

HS2: Who’s who on the mega-project?

Our overview of the top management structure revealed the best people to know on phase one of the £55.7bn project.

The flowchart of who reports to who was accompanied by bios of 21 key personnel.

Women in construction montage

Women in construction montage

Where are all the women in construction?

Part of our week of analysis into gender diversity tying in with International Women’s Day, CN spoke with women in a variety of industry roles about their experiences.

Reporter Lucy Alderson’s feature also looked at what contractors and clients can do to create a more inclusive environment in construction.

HS2 platform train Euston redevelopment CGI

HS2 platform train Euston redevelopment CGI

Euston: HS2’s biggest conundrum

The redevelopment of Euston station poses one of the trickiest elements of HS2’s first phase.

Tim Clark’s investigation explores what the biggest obstacles are, what the station’s final design is likely to be, and when work is truly likely to get under way.

Old oak view from willesden junction

Old oak view from willesden junction

Old Oak Common: Will 2017 prove a turning point?

Old Oak wants to form a transport ‘super-hub’ – a first stop for travellers arriving at an expanded Heathrow and a crucial part of HS2, not to mention a new neighbourhood for London.

Yet this enormous project faces huge challenges and logistical headaches, with 2017 expected to be a make or break year for plans to progress. Can its potential be realised?

Generic_Financial money finance notes coins payment

Generic_Financial money finance notes coins payment

Retention – know your rights

The most popular of CN’s legal and regulatory guides so far this year looked at the thorny issue of retention.

Bill Barton of Barton Legal examined the common problems that arise, how contractors can insulate themselves and what the future holds on the subject.

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