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  • 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
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    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 ...

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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?

  • Simon Eyers
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    Simon Eyers: Beating the odds

    2016-03-14T15:09:00Z

    National Apprenticeship Week: Being born deaf and mute hasn’t stopped Simon Eyers landing a job as an electrician at contractor FM Conway

  • Peter Hansford
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    Interview: Peter Hansford

    2016-01-22T00:00:00Z

    Until two months ago Peter Hansford was the government’s chief construction advisor. Now the position has been abolished. Here, he talks frankly about the state of the industry and how his legacy will be perceived

  • Tim Farron
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    Interview: Tim Farron

    2016-01-15T06:00:00Z

    Leading the Lib Dems may sound like the worst job in politics following the party’s drubbing in last year’s election, but an out-of-sorts Labour sees Tim Farron adopt the role at a time of opportunity

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    Life of Pycroft

    2015-12-02T13:05:00Z

    He’s the boy from Bradford, done good – a ‘tough as nails’ business leader who built the Shard and steered Mace to become one of the UK’s most prestigious multidisciplinary construction firms

  • Robin Butler
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    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