Construction issues

  • 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

  • Pollution
    Features

    Fighting for air: Pollution from on-site machinery

    2017-02-23T06:00:00Z

    Sadiq Khan is on a crusade to improve London’s air quality and now has construction firmly in his sights. Joey Gardiner reports on the high levels of pollution coming from building sites, the danger they pose to workers, and the pressure being put on the industry to clean up its act