Education & healthcare Focus

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    Health check

    2018-02-09T06:30:00Z

    The government’s new PPP, Project Phoenix, was hailed as the NHS’ big hope, bringing much-needed cash to the ailing healthcare estate. Nearly a year on, have any hospitals been fixed up yet? And what are the other prospects for desperately needed additional funding?

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    Kensington Aldridge Academy - a time lapse

    2017-10-27T05:41:00Z

    Watch a time lapse video to get a glimpse of how Mace and Portakabin built a school for the Grenfell community in just nine weeks

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    Back to school: Summing up the savings

    2017-09-08T13:02:00Z

    What effect will changes to funding have on the construction and education sectors, and what precedent it could set for the future?

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    Back to school: Funding formula

    2017-09-07T10:26:00Z

    Universities’ investment in their campuses continues to be strong but for how much longer? Brexit and Labour’s election pledge to scrap fees are giving vice-chancellors the jitters.

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    Schools for scandal?

    2017-04-07T06:00:00Z

    The government has put its all behind its manifesto commitment to provide 500 free schools, with £10bn of funding to back it up

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    Building new schools: Between a rock and a hard place

    2016-09-02T06:00:00Z

    Some 3.3 million secondary school places will be needed by 2024 - a 20% increase on today - but how will the demand be met?

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    Universities: Losing the higher ground?

    2016-09-01T06:00:00Z

    The university sector has provided a solid pipeline of work for construction over recent years, even in the doldrums of recession. But could demand around higher education fall following the UK vote to leave the EU?

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    Does training need a reboot?

    2016-01-28T06:00:00Z

    The industry is changing rapidly, with companies urgently trying to attract a new generation of talent and projects increasingly dependent on new technologies – it’s vital that the way we train changes too

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    Occupational health: Fit for purpose

    2016-01-14T06:00:00Z

    The construction industry has made huge progress on on-site safety in the last 20 years but health conditions have largely been neglected. Are things starting to change?

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    Universities: Short-term fix

    2015-11-12T06:00:00Z

    Raising tuition fees gave university estates a shot in the arm, in terms of investment. But with student numbers predicted to fall and competition fierce, how can institutions maintain that momentum?