Construction News is the leading provider of UK construction industry news, opinion, analysis and events. Founded in 1871, the Construction News celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2021.

CN runs a full programme of annual face-to-face and online events including conferences, award ceremonies, webinars, roundtables and more. We bring contractors, suppliers and clients together to share knowledge, best practice and other industry insight. We honour excellence in the industry through our awards events, which are judged by independent panels.

The magazine was first published as Labour News on 30 August 1871, under founder, Victorian reformer Alsager Hay Hill, aimed at tackling unemployment by printing information about job vacancies. It was first published under its current name during the 1960s.

Today it publishes news on topics impacting the UK construction industry, including sustainability, skills shortages, materials prices, workforce diversity, legal commentary, deep-dive analysis, administrations and contract wins.

We need to attract women early and upskill throughout their careers


Katie Pinder is the emerging talent lead at Mace In all walks of life, a truly inclusive and diverse environment can see immeasurable benefits, such as new perspectives and skillsets. Historically, the construction industry’s workforce has been dominated by men. However, a noticeable shift is occurring in the UK construction…

It’s time to get ahead of the game on performance scrutiny


Neil Hargreaves is managing director of Knauf Insulation Northern Europe Change doesn’t happen quickly in construction. Ours is an industry that tends to value the steady march of progress above riskier leaps into the future. But for those responsible for compliance within their respective organisations, 2023 will not have felt…

Asbestos: the unseen threat in the UK’s green revolution


Paul Young is underwriting manager at Markel The green revolution is with us, and is being touted as a way to be more energy efficient and save money as the cost-of-living crisis impacts the UK. However, the shift to greater energy efficiency for domestic and commercial properties has increased the…

Shining a light on the right to collateral warranties


Manus Quigg is a partner and Claire Rice is a senior associate at law firm Brodies A recent Scottish case over a building project in Edinburgh has shone a spotlight on prescription and third-party rights in the context of delivery of collateral warranties. Allenbuild was the design-and-build contractor and the…

Brownfield: land of opportunity?


David Llewellyn is head of construction and infrastructure at Pagabo With a solution to the housing crisis looking as far away as ever, contractors, developers and local authorities are increasingly working in partnership to find ways to deliver the homes needed for a growing population. Brownfield sites are often cited…