Construction Index Features
Wed August 15 2018
Special feature about Piling by The Construction Index
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Tarmac overcomes logistical challenge to deliver on Ordsall Chord
System scaffold gives Big Ben the once-over and special goods hoist gives Canary Wharf a lift
Technology is no panacea, but here are three ways in which it can make construction safer
Investment in specialist attachments has taken a waste company into demolition. Meanwhile a piling firm has launched a dedicated attachments division
New plant hire firms find their footing, LED light towers have a bright future and why “diesel is still king”.
BIM has been the ‘next big thing’ for several years now. But has it really delivered any benefits yet?
CITB decides it's time to rethink its role in the industry. And are we succeeding in attracting more women to construction?
Shifting the earth on England’s biggest road project and standing by for the first HS2 muckshifting packages
Phil Bishop pieces together the story of the biggest corporate failure in UK construction history.
Clever cladding – from Lafarge Holcim’s photo-voltaic concrete to re-roofing Leicester University’s famous engineering building
Why ‘mega-projects’ fail; see-through wood; building the Met Office’s new super-computer; Crossrail’s fit-out phase – and more
JCB lifts the lid on top-secret project; why entrepreneurs should keep it in the family; scientists develop seismic bridge solution – and more
A collection of recent features including: Consolidation centres; tackling asbestos; Welsh roads and more
CPA studies ‘unintentional operation’, hirers latch on to attachments and how the hire industry recovered from recession
All change at Catthorpe, one of England’s biggest bottlenecks. Highways England pilots new maintenance contract. And paving with solar panels
Some of the cleverest developments in lifting technology and an interview with Hewden’s last-ever CEO
Why did the government call a halt to Network Rail’s upgrade programme?
Who are the top 10 piling contractors in the UK? What’s new in piling equipment? And has London’s basement bubble burst?
Phase-change materials for cool schools, smarter contractors needed for smart systems. And Brighton Uni gets a funky refurb
How demolition contractors are reinventing themselves as experts in waste management – plus other stories
Masonry is the backbone of the building industry – and for good reason. Brick makers are investing heavily to boost production
A round-up of recent developments in personal protective equipment and working apparel
How a Danish manufacturer came to the aid of Canterbury Cathedral’s conservators. Plus an analysis of the top 20 scaffolding contractors
What was new in the world of construction plant in 2015?
Kijstra precast’s brief foray into the UK; manufacturers mine fly-ash deposits; and Laing O’Rourke pours a big slab
The latest in drones, tower cranes and the likely demand for plant on HS2
Amphibious houses, porous concrete and one ingenious businesswoman’s solution to surface-water flooding
What does the BBC's Crane Gang tell us about the crane hire industry? Recovery sparks a spending spree. Fairfax Plant Hire goes for growth.
HSE’s “fees for intervention” – they’re unpopular but they’re here to stay
Billington boss Steve Fareham looks back over his career, but Severfield CEO Ian Lawson has a vision for the future