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Thursday23 March 2017

Latest interview

Bruno Dupety

Bruno Dupety: Action man

17 Feb 17

In 2014, Bruno Dupety was brought in to sort out Vinci’s UK construction arm: managing some massive project losses, refreshing the leadership team and restructuring struggling parts of the business

Previous interviews

Paul Cossell

Paul Cossell: Above and beyond

13 Jan 17

Paul Cossell took charge of ISG last year as the fit-out, construction and engineering firm transferred into private hands, a move which has enabled him to explore areas outside the core business

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Neil Martin: Steady as he goes

8 Dec 16

Since Neil Martin took over at the helm of Lendlease’s European construction operations he has returned the firm to profit and steadied the ship. So the question everyone wants to know is how he did it

Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’

9 Sep 16

RIBA president-elect Ben Derbyshire is sure of one thing: the 182-year-old institute can’t go on the way it has done. So he’s embarking on a UK tour to try to stir up non-engaged members and convince them that turning the RIBA on its head is the best plan for its survival

David Hurcomb

Interview: NG Bailey's David Hurcomb

25 Aug 16

David Hurcomb talks to Building on why he’s not fazed by the last-minute delay to go ahead with Hinkley, how the UK needs to get on with Heathrow expansion and the virtues of working for a privately owned company

Richard Saxon

Interview: Richard Saxon

4 Aug 16

Richard Saxon, chair of the Joint Contracts Tribunal, speaks to Building legal columnist Francis Ho about new kinds of contracts, the competition, and where he thinks the industry is heading

Tony Giddings

Interview: Tony Giddings

15 Jul 16

Few people have done more to change the face of the UK’s cities than Tony Giddings, who stood down as partner at Argent at the end of last year

Michael Heseltine

Heseltine: ‘I haven’t yet been told to shut up’

5 May 16

While most 83-year-olds settle for a quiet life and daytime TV, Lord Heseltine’s time is taken up spearheading the government’s regeneration agenda

Andy Steele

Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

29 Mar 16

It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?

Simon Eyers

Simon Eyers: Beating the odds

14 Mar 16

National Apprenticeship Week: Being born deaf and mute hasn’t stopped Simon Eyers landing a job as an electrician at contractor FM Conway

Peter Hansford

Interview: Peter Hansford

22 January 2016

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

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