Lucy is features writer at Construction News.
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In 2016, the Considerate Constructors Scheme revealed some worrying research.
Who'd want to be a tier one?Subscription
Parts of this year’s CN100 analysis make for tough reading.
Bristol council scraps 12,000-seat arena Subscription
Bristol City Council has scrapped plans to build a 12,000-seat arena in favour of a mixed-use development in the city centre.
Tier twos: Hitting the sweet spotSubscription
While the biggest prime contractors struggle to make any margin at all, this year’s CN100 analysis shows that firms coming between £300m and £500m are trading with far bigger margins
A £50m commercial development is in doubt after a huge fire broken out at Liverpool’s iconic Littlewoods Pools building last night.
Ireland: The land of opportunity?Subscription
Ireland’s construction industry halved in size when the global recession took hold in 2008. Now that the sector is recovering, Lucy Alderson assesses whether the opportunities for UK contractors outweigh the risks in this challenging market.
Aecom wins University of Exeter design dealSubscription
Aecom has scooped a contract to design a new research and teaching facility for the University of Exeter.
Late payment: Is history repeating itself?Subscription
For much of the 70s and 80s, construction firms were among the most vulnerable businesses in the UK. With Carillion and late payment once again exposing the sector’s high-risk nature, Lucy Alderson discovers the realities being faced by subcontractors across the industry.
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As a journalist, it’s an important part of your job to tell the tough stories.
From 2014 to 2017, some 80,000 construction workers reported suffering from a medical condition caused or made worse by their work. Lucy Alderson looks at the most common problems – and best practice for tackling them.