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Internal design for Whitechapel Crossrail station

Crossrail sparks at Whitechapel station get pay rise

20 Feb 17 8:00 am | By Joey Gardiner

Union says pay hike could be replicated across the £14.8bn project

Bruno Dupety

Vinci weighs up bringing trades in-house

17 Feb 17 8:05 am | By Dave Rogers

UK construction arm boss Bruno Dupety says approach could be more efficient and save costs

Protest

Lendlease £2bn Haringey deal advances amid protests

15 Feb 17 10:54 am | By Jim Dunton

Protests outside borough headquarters as £2bn development bid progresses

Paul Sheffield

Paul Sheffield to leave Laing O'Rourke

13 Feb 17 10:57 am | By Iain Withers

Founder Ray O’Rourke says departure is right to make way for others ‘with longer horizons’

Paul Smith and Rob Frank BW

BW hires two former Morgan Sindall directors

13 Feb 17 10:18 am | By Louise Dransfield

Paul Smith and Rob Frank have joined the fit out specialist

Dave Smith

McLaren returns to the black

10 Feb 17 7:30 am | By Dave Rogers

Contractor looking to break into Top 10 league table

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ANALYSIS

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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

Pound hidden under cups

Contractors' salary survey 2016: All to play for

18 Nov 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Brexit uncertainty has put a brake on wage inflation among contractors, but the latest salary survey from Hays shows opportunities are still out there

Heathrow airport

UK airports timeline: Half a century of political indecision

25 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Today’s government decision to back a third runway at Heathrow comes after nearly 50 years of debate about where to expand airport capacity in the South-east

Top 150 contractors 2016

Top 150 contractors: The rough & tumble

21 Jul 16 | By Joey Gardiner

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector pulling out of recession, but economic danger remains

Housebuilding

Top 20 housebuilders 2016

20 Jul 16

Find out who’s in this year’s league of top housebuilders by housebuilding turnover

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Laing ORourke

Laing O’Rourke: Behind closed doors

3 Jun 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Following problem jobs, awkward financial signs and the departure of the chief executive for health reasons, 69-year-old Laing O’Rourke founder Ray O’Rourke has taken the reins once again

Andy Steele

Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

29 Mar 16 | By Joey Gardiner

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

COMMUNITY OPINION

Steve Faulkner

The benefits of Integrated Project Insurance

31 Jan 17 | By Steve Faulkner

Early contractor involvement and a ‘no blame/no claim’ ethos are just some ways this procurement method could improve the industry

James Wates

Move on up

18 Jan 17 | By James Wates

Construction has always valued experience and ability over background and connections. But it can still do a lot more to help increase social mobility - and apprenticeships should be at the heart of our efforts

Richard Threlfall

The rise and fall of the mega-city

11 Jan 17 | By Richard Threlfall

Mega-cities are no longer sustainable and the bigger they become, the less likely are they to function efficiently

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Richard Threlfall

A winning formula

8 Dec 16 | By Richard Threlfall

Creating cities that foster vibrant communities and with the infrastructure in place to secure their economic competitiveness, is no mean feat

Barnaby Redwood

Are you maximising your R&D tax credits?

1 Dec 16 | By Barnaby Redwood

Factoring in R&D at the tendering stage may be new to some but it can give a contractor significant advantages

James Wates

All together now

10 Nov 16 | By James Wates

The Farmer Review is the latest report to call for the fragmented built environment sector to embrace truly collaborative ways of working. The entire construction industry must come together if we are to fulfil our potential

Gordon Miller

Are construction firms tackling modern slavery?

9 Nov 16 | By Gordon Miller

So far there is little evidence to suggest that the majority of companies affected are complying with the Modern Slavery Act