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    Analysis: the rise of the mid-rise

    2018-02-15T06:30:00Z

    Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into fire safety – prompted by the Grenfell disaster – will have consequences for every aspect of how we build homes. Many of the potential changes will favour the medium-sized building

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    ‘This was a house of cards that could fall down at any moment’

    2018-02-08T06:30:00Z

    Invited by MPs this week to explain how the construction and FM giant collapsed so precipitously, the firm’s former bosses revealed something of the mess they got themselves into

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    Carillion: Questions to be answered

    2018-01-31T06:30:00Z

    Ahead of next week’s Select Committee grilling of Carillion’s directors, Joey Gardiner delves into the £5bn contractor’s accounting practices and how it got itself into such an unholy mess

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    Analysis: Housing benefits

    2018-01-26T06:30:00Z

    Help to Buy is the government’s big leg-up to help housebuilders increase output. So news of ‘obscene’ executive pay along with scandals over leaseholds and defects are not going down well

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    Carillion: counting the cost

    2018-01-24T06:30:00Z

    Carillion’s collapse has left 30,000 subcontractors out of pocket to the tune of £1.2bn. How was the contractor allowed to get away with ths?

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    Carillion Analysis: The fall of a titan

    2018-01-18T06:00:00Z

    Carillion was once a colossus that bestrode the construction world. Now it’s bust. The question on everyone’s lips is, how could this happen?

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    Hackitt Review: 'We can't carry on as before'

    2018-01-11T07:00:00Z

    The Hackitt interim report holds out the prospect of a profound change in the way construction does business. Is industry ready for it?

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    Analysis: Opinion split over Hackitt's Grenfell review

    2018-01-05T07:00:00Z

    Head of review of Building Regulations and fire safety defends lack of detailed recommendations and says industry must take more responsibility

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    CITB: Getting training into shape

    2017-11-30T07:00:00Z

    After a turbulent year, the CITB is to reinvent itself as a co-ordinator of skills delivery rather than a direct provider. Can a smaller CITB better tackle the industry’s big skills crisis?

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    Cladding sector: Think you've got it covered?

    2017-11-24T07:00:00Z

    Several cladding firms may have fallen in recent years, but the collapse of Lakesmere this month came as a shock. If this can happen to the biggest firm in the sector – one seemingly in robust health – how worried should the others be?