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Mastclimbers are under-appreciated, says one hirer, but scaffolding is the nuclear option at Hinkley Point. Meanwhile robots are digging up the roads, contractors are recruiting ex-offenders and you'll never drop a sheet of plasterboard again.
In this issue: how artificial intelligence is improving efficiency and safety on UK sites, why more companies are opting for employee ownership, and how a modular building manufacturer rose to the Covid-19 challenge. Plus: does the CITB have a future?
Covid-19 lockdown forced a theatrical rigging firm to focus on construction work. Plastic waste put to good use in asphalt mixes, nitrate pollution stalls Hampshire projects & is "re-wilding" the best way to offset environmental impact
The TCI Top 100: how are the UK's biggest contractors performing? Plus: steelwork fabricators are upbeat about their future prospects, the lifting-gear specialist offering bespoke solutions, and how business is Zooming into the future under lockdown
Sunderland's strategic transport corridor runs the gamut of ground engineering techniques , post-tensioning solves Warwick Uni's complex concrete frame, and the brickwork subbie that's also a leading scaffolding contractor
Mass transport for the post-Covid world, Piling firms in the doldrums & changes to the regulations governing the disposal of plastic packaging could spark a massive hike in the cost of some building materials.
Battery-powered electric diggers and the quest for zero emissions. Plus: hands-free load-handling from Australia, the world's biggest crane at work in Somerset and why rail-plant specialists fear for their future.
Silica dust, asbestos and poor air quality – construction’s respirable health risks exposed. Plus: how exoskeletons can help lighten the load, and are construction workers at greater risk of HIV infection?