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LATEST CONTRACTOR NEWS

Populous Bristol Arena

Buckingham Group to get Bristol's £92m arena job

29 Mar 17 3:34 pm | By Louise Dransfield

The contractor is being lined up to replace Bouygues on the scheme

Theresa May

Brexit begins: Divorce must be 'catalyst for positive change', says industry

29 Mar 17 12:19 pm | By Building news desk

Sector leaders urge industry to capitalise on EU withdrawal - despite potential for short term ‘havoc’

Brexit

Aecom and JLL join Better Brexit campaign

29 Mar 17 8:00 am | By Building news desk

Support for Building campaign grows as Brexit process set to begin today

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Spurs stadium

Spurs reveal latest Mace stadium pics

29 Mar 17 8:00 am | By Louise Dransfield

The cost of the project has reportedly soared from £400m to £800m

Clatterbridge Health

Laing O'Rourke cancer centre job pauses over costs talks

28 Mar 17 2:56 pm | By Hamish Champ

Work pauses as costs for new cancer centre are reviewed

coins-economy

TClarke profit up despite multimillion-pound fraud hit

28 Mar 17 10:21 am | By Hamish Champ

M&E specialist reports strong year despite ‘very disappointing’ fraud

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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 Cooper

Why is infrastructure being underfunded?

27 Mar 17 | By Steve Cooper

Europe and the US are falling behind on infrastructure spending, which is a mistake no country can afford to make

Mark-Farmer

Training to a T

22 Mar 17 | By Mark Farmer

More of the same training means more bad press, poor productivity and an industry struggling to find people willing to fill its job vacancies. The newly-announced T-level may give us the chance to change all that

Dominic Thasarathar

Six trends that will define design for contractors

21 Mar 17 | By Dominic Thasarathar

Advances in technology will lift many of the constraints currently faced by contractors and it will pay to keep up to speed with the changes

Philip Watson

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

21 Mar 17 | By Philip Watson

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population

Tal Donahue and Matthew McGuinness

Branding a building

16 Mar 17 | By Tal Donahue, Matthew McGuinness

Developing a brand is becoming ever more important, both for developers and occupiers

Mike-Williams

Price rises from suppliers should be challenged

15 Mar 17 | By Mike Williams

Material costs are on the up but housing associations can secure better deals from the supply chain if they know how

Michael Thirkettle

Getting skills down to a T

14 Mar 17 | By Michael Thirkettle

The introduction of T-levels is being sold as a lifeline for industries like construction, but Brexit threatens to derail any benefits