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  • Construction News brings you Skills Week 2018!
    CN is bringing you a full week of careers advice, industry insight and news about the impact of Brexit on the construction industry.
  • 11TH APRIL 2019 BY BINYAMIN ALI Still a third less What is the median pay gap? Setting a poor example Where to from here? CN’s analysis of the industry’s 100 biggest firms has revealed women are still paid a third less than men on average. Binyamin Ali digs deeper.
  • On 7 December 2018, Forrest collapsed into administration, leaving a trail of unfinished projects and unpaid suppliers in its wake.
  • The barriers to gender diversity presented by language was the theme of Construction News’ Inspire Me workshop in Bristol this week.
  • A few months back, I was touring a major multi-million-pound project with a business leader and we got lost. It wasn’t surprising, considering how big the project was. But we had trouble asking for directions because none of the workers we encountered spoke English.
  • Fires on construction sites are on the rise, as are the number of fires being caused deliberately. What is driving these upward trends and how can contractors mitigate the risks? Lucy Alderson takes a look at the facts behind the figures.
  • Specialist contractors have faced a hugely turbulent market during their most recent financial periods, as covered by this year’s CN Specialists Index.
  • Sites across the UK are complicit in the exploitation of undocumented workers – most of them from overseas. CN has spent six months investigating the industry’s hidden black market – and why prosecutions are so rare.
  • Returning to the construction industry after taking a long career break to start a family provoked mixed emotions for me, of both trepidation and excitement.
  • Sustainable refurbs are the hospitality sector’s big trend and offer huge potential for contractors. Lucy Alderson looks at the £50m green revamp of Park Lane’s Grosvenor House to find out more.
  • Spurs chief executive Daniel Levy is a renowned negotiator.
  • Residents have been left in fear and confusion by the slow pace of re-cladding private blocks deemed unsafe. Jack Simpson examines the factors behind the delays and what the future holds for these works.
  • Contractors are tightening their belts by reducing dividend payments and hoarding cash as the UK’s biggest construction players seek to avoid becoming the next Carillion. Here, finance editor David Price explains the financial health of the UK construction industry.
  • Over 2.3m people work in the construction industry. More than two million of these workers are men; the remaining 295,000 are women.
  • AstraZeneca has replaced Skanska with Mace on its Cambridge HQ and pushed back completion of the project to 2020.
  • From 2014 to 2017, some 80,000 construction workers reported suffering from a medical condition caused or made worse by their work. Lucy Alderson looks at the most common problems – and best practice for tackling them.
  • Countryside Development and Home Group Developments have been selected as the development partners for a £137m regeneration scheme in north London.
  • Residents have called on Lendlease to cover a £3m bill to re-clad a 345-home development after a property tribunal ruled leaseholders were liable for the costs.
  • Corporate pay packets are being scrutinised like never before. CN analysed the accounts of the biggest listed construction firms to reveal who earns the most among the top bosses.
  • The winners of the Construction News Awards 2018 have been revealed at a glittering ceremony in London’s Mayfair.