Interviews

  • Xu Weiping
    Features

    Meeting Mr X

    2017-04-21T06:00:00Z

    Far from being a mysterious and distant figure, Xu Weiping of Chinese developer ABP is happy to talk about the thousands of office blocks he is building in China, as well as the 35-acre scheme at Royal Albert Dock - and his plans for many more

  • Bruno Dupety
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    Bruno Dupety: Action man

    2017-02-17T06:00:00Z

    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

  • Paul Cossell
    Features

    Paul Cossell: Above and beyond

    2017-01-13T06:00:00Z

    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

    2016-12-08T06:00:00Z

    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
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    Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’

    2016-09-09T06:00:00Z

    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
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    Interview: NG Bailey's David Hurcomb

    2016-08-25T06:00:00Z

    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
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    Interview: Richard Saxon

    2016-08-04T06:00:00Z

    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
    Features

    Interview: Tony Giddings

    2016-07-15T06:00:00Z

    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
    Features

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

    2016-05-05T06:00:00Z

    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
    Features

    Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

    2016-03-29T15:29:00Z

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