All Leader articles – Page 6

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Leader: Contracting - it's a fine line

    2018-02-23T06:30:00Z

    The debate about margins has come into sharper focus in recent weeks, but the industry should be wary about disrupting an underlying positive culture

  • Tom lane new with path grey
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    Leader: Rethinking safety

    2018-02-15T06:30:00Z

    As speculation grows about the impending release of the full Hackitt report, will the sector be able to provide the required answers to the most pressing concerns?

  • Chloe mcculloch black
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    Leader: Waiting in the wings

    2018-02-09T06:30:00Z

    With protests (and a tweet) once again putting the ailing health service in the spotlight, solutions are needed. But is private finance the only way to address a crumbling estate, and with it, the NHS?

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Leader: Your weekly pick-me-up

    2018-02-02T06:30:00Z

    Despite the series of negative stories, the glass may finally be looking half full again for the sector

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Leader: Carillion's hubris

    2018-01-26T06:00:00Z

    An interview with former Carillion boss John McDonough in in 2003 highlighed how Carillion’s set up was set to change from contractor to service provider. The irony, in hindsight, is striking, writes Tom Broughton

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Leader: A hell of a mess

    2018-01-19T06:00:00Z

    Jobs, businesses and livelihoods are on the line. It’s time for the team picking over Carillion’s corpse to step up and find practical ways to safeguard the supply chain 

  • Chloe mcculloch black
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    Leader: Time's up

    2018-01-12T07:00:00Z

    Over half the women in our survey said they had been sexually harassed in the workplace. It’s time to act.

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Leader: That sinking feeling

    2018-01-05T07:00:00Z

    In this week’s leader: the Carillion saga continues, and Dame Judith Hackitt calls for a major overhaul of building regulations in her interim report

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Join the conversation

    2017-12-15T07:00:00Z

    Looking back on 2017, perhaps the kindest thing we can say about it was that it was underwhelming

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Get the shredder out

    2017-12-01T05:00:00Z

    The CITB needs more than a bit of a shake-up to make it function for the companies it serves

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    The stress test

    2017-11-24T07:00:00Z

    There are probably 101 reasons why these large specialist firms have suffered catastrophic problems, with a few major ones front and centre

  • Chloe McCulloch
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    Work in construction: Rewards and awards

    2017-11-17T06:00:00Z

    Uncertain times mean that staff are looking for job security, while the very best recently got their day in the sun at the Building Awards

  • Sarah Richardson
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    Fire fighting

    2017-09-22T05:00:00Z

    Three months on from the horrifying fire at Grenfell Tower, a public inquiry into the fire, and a call for a review of fire regulations has put the design, construction and management of high-rise buildings firmly under scrutiny

  • Sarah Richardson NEW
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    The streets of London

    2017-09-15T05:04:00Z

    “A marathon and not a sprint”: that was how London mayor Sadiq Khan described fixing London’s housing crisis as he launched his draft housing strategy last week. But even “marathon” seems an understatement when you take a quick jog through the numbers. Total housing completions in London are expected ...

  • Sarah Richardson
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    Learning the hard way

    2017-09-08T00:01:00Z

    The government’s decision to divert £900m of funding away from school’s capital budgets raises troubling questions over the longer-term impact on the education sector’s estate

  • Sarah Richardson
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    Once more unto the breach

    2017-09-01T05:00:00Z

    The new health and safety sentencing guidelines seem to be having more impact on companies, but the weighting is heaviest on SMEs

  • Sarah Richardson
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    A lightbulb moment

    2017-08-25T06:00:00Z

    PFI may not have the best reputation but it is very important that government sorts out a steady flow of schemes and hones its structure

  • Chloe McCulloch
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    Construction's fortunes: A sea change

    2017-08-11T06:00:00Z

    Construction’s growth slowdown brings concerns about infrastructure project delays and low margins into sharp focus – and highlights the need for a change of mindset

  • Sarah
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    Willing the means

    2017-08-04T06:00:00Z

    The government needs to ensure that changes recommended by the review of building and fire safety regulations actually happen – perhaps by putting its hand in its pocket

  • Sarah
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    Balmy days of summer

    2017-07-28T06:00:00Z

    Building’s annual top 150 league tables make for far better reading this year than they have for some time