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Industry Pulse

jennifer tragner director forrest brown

Get the tax credit you deserve for innovationSubscription

Hidden within the construction sector is a surprising amount of innovation


alex price cta at forrest brown

Certainty in uncertain times for constructionSubscription

These are uncertain times, and uncertainty of any kind creates problems for business.

Graham McPhail National Construction College

How to make all employees work-readySubscription

This is one of the key concerns I hear when I talk to employers. They want young people who have completed college courses to be ready for work on day one.

Karen Woodward deputy director National Apprenticeship Service

New standards take apprenticeships up a notch

The widely reported skills crisis and lack of fresh recruits in construction is not new news to us, and most recently the Chartered Institute of Building stated that the industry will need to find 157,000 new recruits by 2021 to keep up with demand.

Patrick Heath chief executive B&CE

Implementing better occupational health through the supply chainVideoSubscription

At the CN Summit last month, B&CE held a masterclass on the challenges and opportunities the industry faces as it strives to improve occupational health up and down the supply chain.

Graham Hasting-Evans group managing director NOCN Group

Delivering the industry’s future workforceSubscription

At 6.4 per cent of GDP and growing, the success of our sector is crucial to the economy. Employing some 2.6m people, we provide the vital infrastructure to keep the country functioning.

Sofia Lindroth Zurich

Environmental liability is now a core cover for construction firmsSubscription

Protecting the environment is an increasingly important issue for governments and regulators across the globe.

Bernadette Hackett head of the construction industry community Zurich

Understanding Delay in Start-up insuranceSubscription

Over the past two decades, there has been a noticeable shift in the way major projects are funded, with private investors increasingly backing schemes that would once have been sponsored by the public sector.

Ian Needham director of accommodation A-Plant

What a snap election means for construction’s biggest hire firmSubscription

What does it mean for the UK’s largest equipment hire company when a snap general election is announced? A-Plant director of accommodation Ian Needham explains.

Ashley Wheaton principal and CEO at the University College of Estate Management

How to make the most of the apprenticeship levySubscription

UCEM provides apprenticeships for the industry and partners with businesses to manage their programmes.

Bernadette Hackett head of the construction industry community Zurich

How to reduce interruption and damage risk at EfW sitesSubscription

According to one recent CN feature, energy-from-waste plants are “well placed to play a huge role in future [construction] projects”, with the UK industry having “evolved rapidly over the last 15 years”.

Bill Robertson executive chairman Robertson Group 1

Don't do business for business's sakeSubscription

Robertson Group comprises 21 companies and is one of the largest independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services businesses in the UK.

Samuel Okoronkwo barrister 4-5 Grays Inn Square

The challenges of unlocking the planning system to boost housebuildingSubscription

Generation Rent or Generation Buy: Which one should it be?

Giles Margerison is director, UK and Ireland, TomTom Telematics

How fleet data helps companies tackle risk and complianceSubscription

There’s an opportunity for construction companies to manage risk and meet legal obligations using fleet data.

Samuel Okoronkwo barrister

Critical steps to prosper within a supply chainSubscription

Construction is engaged in the production process but without the manufacturing mentality.