News Analysis

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    Ten years on: Could it happen again?

    2018-06-01T08:20:00Z

    Ten years on from the crash of 2008, how has the industry changed  – and if another downturn strikes, will we be better placed to respond effectively?

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    Analysis: Public land - keep out

    2018-05-31T06:00:00Z

    As the likely scrapping of Haringey’s 6,500-home joint venture with Lendlease dramatically signals public-private partnerships’ fall from grace, Joey Gardiner looks at why the scheme caused so much controversy and other ways for councils to fund housing renewa

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    Interserve: Waste not, want not

    2018-05-18T06:00:00Z

    Interserve’s energy-from-waste crisis has prompted fears of another Carillion-style collapse, as the company takes drastic action to rebalance the books

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    Grenfell and cladding: double indemnity

    2018-05-10T06:00:00Z

    The construction industry has a huge task ahead to re-clad high-rise buildings. But restrictions to insurance cover is causing a shortage of companies willing to take on the work

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    Regulations: issues of control

    2018-05-03T08:22:00Z

    Construction failings at Grenfell Tower have highlighted the need for an overhaul of building control to ensure inspectors pick up on breaches of the Building Regulations, but how should this be done?

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    Results season: Carillion has left a large hole in the market

    2018-04-13T06:00:00Z

    It’s results season again, but with a difference: no Carillion. The demise of one of construction’s biggest players has cast a shadow over the field

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    Is the collapse of Carillion at fault for a recent market slowdown?

    2018-04-06T06:00:00Z

    Signs are that Carillion’s implosion has triggered a sudden downturn in contract awards. Is the shock liquidation at fault or are wider problems to blame?

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    Analysis: On the home front

    2018-03-16T06:00:00Z

    The government has been making loud noises about getting more homes built – so long as it doesn’t have to build them itself, of course – and the revised National Planning Policy Framework is a big part of the plan to galvanise planners and developers into action. Is it going to work?

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    The problem with women

    2018-03-08T06:30:00Z

    As the deadline for companies to disclose their gender pay gap looms, Debika Ray looks at whether the industry is at last ready to take meaningful steps to remedy the problem

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    Carillion... the story so far

    2018-03-02T06:30:00Z

    Befuddled by the sheer volume of information coming out about Carillion’s collapse? Here’s what we know, what we don’t know and what we still need to know