Interviews

  • Robin Butler
    Features

    Interview: Robin Butler

    2015-05-07T06:00:00Z

    Developer Urban Civic plans to build 40,000 homes on difficult, large sites - and after a key acquisition, looks well on the path to achieving that. We meet MD Robin Butler as he scours the land for housebuilders

  • Mark Naysmith
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    Interview: Mark Naysmith

    2015-04-09T06:00:00Z

    Since becoming UK chief of WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff following last year’s merger, Mark Naysmith has been busy integrating the two firms into one combined company

  • Haydn Mursell
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    Interview: Haydn Mursell

    2015-03-27T06:00:00Z

    Haydn Mursell, Kier’s third chief executive in five years, is keen to maintain the firm’s traditional financial disciplines, while using his background in corporate mergers and acquisitions to push for future growth. Will he manage it?

  • Nick Taylor
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    Interview: Nick Taylor

    2015-03-19T06:00:00Z

    Nick Taylor closed the Russian office of his company, Waterman Group, one month before Putin annexed the Crimea. He explains why pulling back from developing markets and focusing on the UK is right for the engineer

  • Peter Rogers
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    Interview: Peter Rogers

    2015-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Despite a career spent working on London’s skyline, Peter Rogers has never lost his hunger for a challenge. Which is just as well, as he’s taking on the Pinnacle, possibly the capital’s most troubled project

  • Steve Edge
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    Interview: Steve Edge

    2015-02-05T06:00:00Z

    Six years ago designer Steve Edge was advocating corporate rebranding as a way of surviving the recession. Now that the market place is hotting up again, he thinks firms should be even more aware about their image

  • Stef Stefanou
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    Interview: Stef Stefanou

    2015-01-16T06:00:00Z

    The former John Doyle chairman unpicks the events that led to the firm’s closure in 2012, and reveals how the industry exposed a darker side in his hour of need

  • Paul King
    Features

    Interview: Paul King

    2014-12-11T06:00:00Z

    Outgoing head of the UK Green Building Council Paul King sees an industry in large part willing to deliver the government’s green agenda. Unfortunately, the government itself has so badly undermined its own policies, the sector is no longer sure what that agenda is any more

  • John Assael
    Features

    Interview: John Assael

    2014-12-02T06:00:00Z

    John Assael’s ambition is to grow his practice, win awards and be known as a great employer. But he believes that it’s by achieving this last that the other two goals will be fulfilled. Meet the winner of Building’s Good Employer Guide.

  • Steve Morriss
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    Interview: Steve Morriss

    2014-11-28T06:00:00Z

    The £2.3bn merger of US engineering giant Aecom with rival URS made it the UK’s second largest consultant. But where does it go from here and what does the merger mean for the UK? To find out, Building talked to Aecom’s EMEA boss Steve Morriss