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LATEST CONTRACTOR NEWS

Carillion

Carillion appoints EY to help with strategic review

17 Jul 17 8:09 am | By Hamish Champ

Troubled contractor says review will “focus upon cost reduction and cash collection”

Carillion

Carillion's shares continue to slide

13 Jul 17 11:08 am | By Hamish Champ

Embattled contractor’s shares fall to 55p, as market continues to digest Monday’s £845m provision announcement

Richard Howson

Carillion issues profits warning, CEO resigns

10 Jul 17 7:41 am | By Hamish Champ

Contractor takes £845m contract provision, suspends dividend for the year, and kicks off a ‘comprehensive review’ of the business

Kier

Kier’s £412m project wins lift it to top of contractor leagues

23 Jun 17 2:38 pm | By Hamish Champ

Firm racks up 551 projects over the year, pushing Balfour into second place

Peabody Thamesmead

Projects worth £275m push Hill to top of contractor tables

26 May 17 12:46 pm | By Hamish Champ

Contracts with Peabody Trust put firm at top of civils and non-civils leagues but Kier heads yearly work won

Katy Dowding

Skanska names new UK building boss

23 May 17 11:52 am | By Hamish Champ

Appointment is one of five announced by new CEO Gregor Craig

ANALYSIS

Philip Hammond Mansion House

Show us the money, Mr Hammond

7 Jul 17 | By David Blackman

When Philip Hammond announced last month that UK Guarantees would include construction, many viewed it as a lifeline for infrastructure projects unlikely to have access to funding from the European Investment Bank after Brexit. But will this replacement work?

Eugenie Bliah

How Brexit got personal

23 Jun 17 | By Joey Gardiner

The focus of Brexit so far has been the possible impact on construction’s growing skills shortage. But how is the UK’s vote to leave affecting the EU nationals themselves and what can employers do to ensure that they stay?

Border

‘Projects won’t be delivered’

22 Jun 17 | By Joey Gardiner

With the industry dependent on EU workers, major restrictions on immigration as part of a ‘hard Brexit’ could be disastrous

Bridge

Executive pay: Scrutiny on the bounty

15 Jun 17 | By David Blackman

Last month’s shareholder rebellion at Balfour Beatty’s AGM shows investors are now more willing to challenge large pay packets for the industry’s executives

Homes

Housebuilders' ground rent "scandal"

19 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Government has now said it will crack down on ‘doubling’ leasehold ground rents, earlier in the year Building investigated this controversial industry practice

Drones

Drones: Something in the air

31 Mar 17 | By Tim Clark

Put it this way: would you rather inspect the slipform of a tall tower by dangling off the 45th storey or by sending up a drone to do the job?

Obstacle course

Contractor's results: Fighting fit?

30 Mar 17 | By Dave Rogers

The annual results of the big contractors have shown an industry in somewhat shaky shape to withstand the inevitable challenge of exiting the EU

COMMUNITY OPINION

Chloe McCulloch

Tough at the top: Carillion's woes

14 Jul 17 | By Chloë McCulloch

Carillion faces a difficult challenge after its announcement of a profit warning and the resulting plunge in share price – the firm will be looking for a very safe pair of hands to be its new CEO

Richard Threlfall

Infrastructure: Talking heads

13 Jul 17 | By Richard Threlfall

Infrastructure’s many stakeholders have plenty to say, and Richard Threlfall can imagine just what they’re thinking, too. The next step is to learn how to listen to each other

James Wates

Export strength

11 Jul 17 | By James Wates

If the UK is to win work on overseas infrastructure megaprojects, we will have to get better at forming consortiums that offer the whole package. The newly-formed Infrastructure Exports: UK group may be able to help

Mark-Farmer

A long, hard look

5 Jul 17 | By Mark Farmer

The Grenfell Tower tragedy has put social housing in the spotlight - and while the government certainly has urgent questions to answer, the construction industry should also be looking to its own policies and standards

Steve Gillingham

Devolution has empowered the North

28 Jun 17 | By Steve Gillingham

The North will drive its own growth regardless of what happens in Westminster

Dominick Veasey

More homes: A mountain to climb

21 Jun 17 | By Dominick Veasey

Market uncertainy caused by the hung parliament could derail government’s plans to tackle the housing crisis

Mike-Williams

Social housing must embrace modular

15 Jun 17 | By Mike Williams

Housing associations can make savings and get more control over supply by adopting modular