Construction issues

  • Drones
    Features

    Drones: Something in the air

    2017-03-31T06:00:00Z

    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
    Features

    Contractor's results: Fighting fit?

    2017-03-30T06:00:00Z

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

  • Cover
    Features

    Is nuclear in meltdown?

    2017-03-24T06:00:00Z

    Work on Hinkley C’s construction may be about to start but hopes for a whole new fleet of power stations are at risk after a ‘crisis’ in market confidence triggered by EDF’s Hinkley delivery problems

  • Building A Better Brexit
    Features

    Manifesto: Working for a better Brexit deal

    2017-03-17T06:00:00Z

    Our Building a Better Brexit campaign asked over 2,000 construction professionals what could make leaving the EU work for them

  • BIM
    Features

    BIM: It’s good to talk

    2017-03-16T06:00:00Z

    The lack of a consistent approach to BIM software product data means that exchanges can be inaccurate and cause problems

  • Construction site
    Features

    Budget 2017: Wake-up call

    2017-03-15T06:00:00Z

    The chancellor has now ditched his planned increase to the self-employeds’ NI contributions, but what would the impact have been on 40% of construction’s workforce?

  • Welcome to Northern Ireland
    Features

    Northern Ireland: Building a wall

    2017-03-09T06:00:00Z

    The UK region most hard-hit by the economic crash and the most reliant on EU trade, Northern Ireland is preparing for another body blow as Brexit negotiations threaten to put a barrier between it and its neighbour, the Republic of Ireland

  • Apprentice Alamy
    Features

    How will T-levels affect construction training?

    2017-03-07T14:39:00Z

    Industry gives a mixed reaction to the government’s latest technical training initiative

  • Apprentices
    Features

    The apprentice

    As the government’s new apprenticeship levy kicks big questions remain over how it will work

  • Philip Hammond
    Features

    Budget preview: Inside the box

    2017-03-02T06:00:00Z

    Philip Hammond is not known for showmanship or drama - perhaps that’s for the best, given the wider political and economic upheaval. But the last-ever spring Budget is even more of a mystery than usual