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LATEST CONTRACTOR NEWS

Peabody Thamesmead

Projects worth £275m push Hill to top of contractor tables

26 May 17 12:46 pm | By Hamish Champ

Contracts with Peabody Trust put firm at top of civils and non-civils leagues but Kier heads yearly work won

Katy Dowding

Skanska names new UK building boss

23 May 17 11:52 am | By Hamish Champ

Appointment is one of five announced by new CEO Gregor Craig

Rob Perrins

Training UK workers will be Brexit plus, says Berkeley boss

22 May 17 11:40 am | By Hamish Champ

Rob Perrins also takes a swipe at the apprenticeship levy

Leo Quinn

Shareholders revolt over Balfour's exec pay changes

19 May 17 2:20 pm | By Hamish Champ

Plans to raise CEO bonus to 150% of basic salary go through, despite investor opposition

Trellick Tower

Wates to restore Goldfinger's Brutalist icon

18 May 17 8:00 am | By Katie Coyne

Trellick Tower housing block will undergo £7.2m restoration

Fairfield Halls

Vinci hits the right note to revamp Beatles venue

17 May 17 8:00 am | By Dave Rogers

Croydon’s Fairfield Halls being given £30m makeover

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ANALYSIS

Obstacle course

Contractor's results: Fighting fit?

30 Mar 17 | By Dave Rogers

The annual results of the big contractors have shown an industry in somewhat shaky shape to withstand the inevitable challenge of exiting the EU

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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

COMMUNITY OPINION

Rudi Klein

Forging stronger chains

22 May 17 | By Rudi Klein

The UK construction industry must become leaner, fitter and more integrated to survive. Will the new government act as a catalyst for this after the election?

Mark-Farmer

Our winning ways

17 May 17 | By Mark Farmer

Construction is on the brink of an unprecedented manpower crisis and yet we’re still not making the sector attractive enough to draw in the high-quality entrants we need. Here’s what we should do …

Anthony-Brown

Could the Uber-effect hit construction?

16 May 17 | By Anthony Brown

The Uber app has brought dynamic pricing to taxi rides, it’s possible the supply of construction labour could be disrupted in a similar way

James Wates

How to get the best out of Brexit

10 May 17 | By James Wates

The election provides the chance to drive home key messages around areas for Brexit negotiations. If we come together, we can work for the changes we want from leaving Europe

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Richard Threlfall

Infrastructure: Going places

3 May 17 | By Richard Threlfall

Rapid advances in infrastructure technologies will transform the way we build. Construction firms need to stop dragging their feet and catch up with the pace of the new technology revolution

Rob Leslie-Carter

It's all about human-machine collaboration

28 Apr 17 | By Rob Leslie-Carter

As automation gains ground we will have to redesign people’s jobs but are there essential human skills required in project management? A new report explores the issues

Dave Rogers

Will Laing O'Rourke go public?

25 Apr 17 | By Dave Rogers

Firm plays up FTSE experience of new chairman Sir John Parker