Friday01 August 2014


Sarah Richardson

Balfour and Carillion - deal or no deal?

30 Jul 14

What would be the potential pros and cons for the industry if this massive merger were to go through?

Sarah Richardson

It's a shambles now but will it get even worse?

25 Jul 14

Learning from the launch of the Project Management and Full Design Team Services framework

Sarah Richardson

Days of the recession still haunt us

11 Jul 14

For major contractors the problems of the past few years are only just starting to manifest themselves

Sarah Richardson

How much did Latham's report change us?

27 Jun 14

A great deal has changed over the last 20 years, but has the construction industry changed as much as Latham would have hoped?

Sarah Richardson

Staying on top in challenging times

13 Jun 14

As we compare the market share between the 20 biggest contractors pre and post recession, the next question is what must firms do to ensure they’re on top in another six years?

Sarah Richardson

Let's pick up the pace

23 May 14

Despite claims that Westminster has entered a ‘zombie state’, it’s the perfect time for the industry to be putting forward policy ideas

Sarah Richardson

Balfour Beatty: Embers of ambition

9 May 14

There’s no escaping the fact that the ambitions of the UK’s largest contractor are rapidly disintegrating

Sarah Richardson

Seize this chance for change

25 Apr 14

The government’s Payment Charter takes us a step closer to fixing the industry’s ills

Sarah Richardson

The game is on

18 Jul 14

Do this month’s two major takeovers show the market finding its feet?

Joey Gardiner

The biggest client of them all

4 Jul 14

The industry needs to address its structure before the skills gap can be bridged

Joey Gardiner

Boom or not, we need more homes

20 June 2014

The Bank of England governor intervened twice this week to make it clear he will not hesitate to take action to cool the housing market if it thinks there is risk of a bubble

Sarah Richardson

University challenge

30 May 14

The Russel Group’s plans to spend £9bn on capital projects between now and 2016/17 makes them a more powerful client base than the Olympic Delivery Authority was back before the 2012 Games.

Joey Gardiner

Tackling the skills gap

16 May 2014

To attract new talent the industry has to improve its record on big issues such as long hours, employing people from diverse backgrounds and dealing with workplace stress

Sarah Richardson

EFA needs to go back to school on costs

2 May 14

The news that contractor Bam has been dropped from five London schools worth almost £50m, after, it is understood, claiming it could not deliver two of them without making a loss, has thrown the problem of cost inflation firmly into focus

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