Health & Safety
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.
Working 80-hour weeks and 18-hour days are just some of the on-the-job experiences shared with CN. Just how dangerous is this long-hours culture for health and safety? Lucy Alderson investigates.
Working at Height
Having revolutionised health and safety in the noughties, the industry’s fatality rates have flattened out in recent years. Binyamin Ali asks: why have improvements stalled and how does the sector take standards to the next level?
Main contractor Nuvia is using a 25-tonne self-climbing platform held up by mere friction to demolish a chimney that rises 122 m above the ground.
Westminster makeover pushes weight to the maxSubscription
Underground parking and limited building information have kept ISG and scaffolding contractor GKR on their toes as they tackle a 19-storey refurbishment.
The integration of BIM and VR alongside advances in drone and robotics technology could change working at height beyond recognition, suggests IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman.
Groundwork specialists are increasingly taking on all enabling works up to superstructure and achieving big margins. Is this the future?
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 whole truth: Concrete and carbonSubscription
The most widely used man-made material on Earth is undergoing a renaissance in the understanding of its whole-life carbon benefits.
Network Rail: Five projects to watchSubscription
Network Rail’s CP6 programme is looming into view while several CP5 projects continue to hog the headlines. Lucy Alderson looks at the latest developments on five of the most high-profile schemes.
Network Rail’s plan to boost private funding is struggling to get off the ground. Binyamin Ali examines both the obstacles to success and the examples that give cause for optimism
Access and Scaffolding
The UK’s railways are on the brink of a major transformation in the way they are managed, operated and maintained.
Lyndon Scaffolding was once Carillion’s go-to scaffolder before cutting its ties. CEO Robert Lynch outlines what needs to change following the firm’s demise.
Is it possible to create artificial memories of trauma using VR, with the aim of influencing scaffolders to develop risk adverse behaviour?
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