Administrations in construction have reached their lowest point since the height of the recession. But as the industry recovers, have administrations merely reached a trough or will more firms go to the wall as activity rebounds?
Hindrances both seen and unforeseen have challenged a female-dominated team led by project manager Karen Fairhurst on a tricky education job.
The energy sector has seen a great deal of uncertainty recently, hampered by a lack of definitive investment. But with wind and nuclear work picking up over the coming years, competition for skilled workers could grow stronger.
The private rented sector is growing from strength-to-strength.
The old joke about the average smartphone having more processing power than the Apollo spacecraft’s onboard computer is still striking, but the comparison is already out of date.
No apologies for returning to the issue of the moment: skills, training and construction’s image.
Infrastructure is vital to the global competitiveness of any nation and forms a key component of sustainable economic growth.
Nine months on from its launch, the impact of the Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter is already being questioned by many in the industry.
If there’s one theme that unites businesses working in the UK’s sustainable construction sector, it’s that of ‘certainty’.
The planning world is not used to celebrities arguing over the effects of the General Permitted Development Order, but that is just what is happening in Camden in respect of a proposed change of use of offices to flats at a development known as Utopia Village in Primrose Hill.
Is outsourcing losing its halo? Share prices of some in the sector would suggest so.
Like a black cloud, the skills shortage looms large over the industry.
The demands of clients; the ground conditions; the weather; the impact of suppliers, contractors or sub-contractors failing to keep to schedule; all these things have an impact upon the continuing requirement for flexibility across a workforce.
One Christmas, 20 years after arriving in England and imposing his Norman-ness on an unwilling populace, William the Conqueror realised something was missing.
The recent upturn in the new-build housing sector has led to increased interest in construction techniques and a particularly renewed interest in offsite work.
Incredibly complex systems are underpinning a rebuild that will boost capacity and frequency at London’s oldest and fourth-busiest station.
LJJ Building Services Contractors is overseeing the high-end M&E for Shepherd Construction on the £50m Spring Mews accommodation scheme in Vauxhall.
A year into the job, Interserve Engineering Services MD Mike Knowles reflects on reshaping the company and how he wants it to look in another year’s time.
If greater efficiencies are to be achieved in construction delivery, the early engagement of the supply chain is critical.
A recent case has seen a departure from the usual practice in determining the reasonableness of liquidated damages – so what has changed for construction companies?
The recent news about steel bolts failing on the Leadenhall Building made the headlines, although structural integrity was unaffected. But what happens when this does become an issue, requiring closure or major remedial works?
The CITB Be Fair framework is designed by the industry for the industry to improve fair working practices.
Construction 2025: how Considerate Constructors Scheme is helping to build the future of the industry
The government’s ambitious blueprint for the future of the UK industry – Construction 2025 – envisages a diverse and multi-talented workforce operating under safer and healthier conditions using cutting-edge technology.