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Modern construction: Bring on the robots

4 February 2016| By David Blackman

Construction needs a million extra hands, but no amount of workers from Poland or from apprenticeship programmes are going to fill the gap. Now, technology-driven reform that makes construction less labour-intensive is being proposed – but is it the game changer the industry needs?

packing a punch

Small housebuilders: Packing a punch

29 January 2016| By David Blackman


Brexit: Ins and outs

21 January 2016| By David Blackman

occupational health

Occupational health: Fit for purpose

14 January 2016| By Louise Dransfield


Paris summit: Feeling the heat

10 December 2015| By Joey Gardiner



Consultants salary survey 2016: Under control?

5 February 2016| By Louise Dransfield

A calmer economic climate has finally let consultants slow the rate of pay growth, according to this year’s Hays Consultants’ Salary Survey. But will they be able to keep their feet on the ground?


Peter Hansford

Interview: Peter Hansford

22 January 2016| By Joey Gardiner

Until two months ago Peter Hansford was the government’s chief construction advisor. Now the position has been abolished. Here, he talks frankly about the state of the industry and how his legacy will be perceived

Tim Farron

Interview: Tim Farron

15 January 2016| By Mark Leftly


Life of Pycroft

2 December 2015| By Joey Gardiner

Robin Butler

Interview: Robin Butler

7 May 2015| By Iain Withers

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