All Leader articles – Page 7

  • 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

  • Sarah
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    Homes, sweet homes

    2017-07-21T06:00:00Z

    Government is not taking enough responsibilty for planning affordable housing – as the outcry over Battersea shows

  • Chloe McCulloch
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    Tough at the top: Carillion's woes

    2017-07-14T06:01:00Z

    Carillion faces a difficult challenge after its announcement of a profit warning and the resulting plunge in share price – the firm will be looking for a very safe pair of hands to be its new CEO

  • Chloe McCulloch
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    After the fire

    2017-07-06T06:00:00Z

    The traumatic experience at Grenfell Tower has understandably triggered a rush to find answers, but we also need to stand back and look at social housing in a holistic way

  • Chloe McCulloch
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    Fire tests: Cause for alarm

    2017-06-29T06:00:00Z

    It’s possible that combustible materials used in the cladding for Grenfell Tower and others complied with building regulations, in which case we are looking at a catastrophic failure of the system

  • Sarah
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    Brexit: And so it begins

    2017-06-23T07:00:00Z

    A year after the UK decided to leave the EU, the Brexit negotiations have finally started

  • Sarah
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    Grenfell Tower: A fatal failure

    2017-06-22T06:00:00Z

    The onus is on all of us to ensure a tragedy like the deadly blaze at Grenfell Tower never happens again

  • Sarah
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    Election reaction: Now what?

    2017-06-16T07:00:00Z

    Given that construction typically recoils at the prospect of uncertainty, where does last week’s election result leave the sector?

  • Sarah
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    Election reaction: Where uncertainty will hit construction

    2017-06-09T16:30:00Z

    Consensual politics is good in theory – but it’s a fine line between agreement and inertia

  • Sarah Richardson
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    Welcome to the family

    2017-06-08T14:30:00Z

    Sir Robert McAlpine appoints Paul Hamer as chief executive – a man used to tackling a big commercial challenge

  • Sarah Richardson
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    GE2017: All to play for

    2017-06-02T06:00:00Z

    Promises on public spending and skills have swayed construction from the Conservatives to Labour