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Construction News front cover 21 November 2014

Construction News digital edition – 21 November 2014

The evolving market for repairs and maintenance is forcing contractors to up their games as increasing numbers of social housing clients take repairs in-house: Construction News analyses why; the Education Funding Agency has reorganised its schools batches after a number of new builds were deemed ‘commercially unattractive’; Exclusive data shows HS2 will require an average of 5,000 construction workers per month.