All Interviews articles – Page 6

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    Why aren't we building more zero-bills homes?


    Building caught up with Bill Dunster to chat about the ideas in his new book, Zed Life: How to Build a Low-Carbon Society Today

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    Lindum Group: Family values


    We revisit the Chambers family, who run Lincolnshire-based Lindum Group, two decades after we last dropped in – and find a thriving, diverse company that despite its booming bottom line sees turnover as irrelevant and the security of its many stakeholders and staff as the top priority.

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    aLL Design: Life after Will Alsop


    Following the death earlier this year of their visionary co-founder, Building visited the architect practice to talk about its plans for the future

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    Steadying the ship


    It’s a nerve-racking time for contractors – and nobody knows this better than Greg Craig, who has fond memories of his stint at Carillion and hopes its collapse will serve as a cautionary tale. But at the helm of Skanska UK, he detects calmer waters ahead. 

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    Breaking the traditional housing model: James Lidgate talks to Building


    L G has ambitious plans to set up a diversified housing business delivering 15,000 homes a year – a large share of them modular

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    Quick on his feet: Vince Cable talks to Building


    Vince Cable believes he’s gaining ground on his two main rivals over Brexit. But the parliamentary veteran is keen to show his isn’t a party campaigning on a single issue

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    Team builder: Flan McNamara talks to Building


    Flan McNamara found himself overseeing the creation of the capital’s tallest tower. But it’s all down to the team, not him

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    Bill Hocking: Dealer's choice


    Bill Hocking, boss of Galliford Try’s construction arm, might have felt he’d been dealt a bad hand when he took over the job two years ago, but now that he holds all the cards, he’s moved to reduce the risk the firm takes on

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    Peter Rogers: The long view


    Peter Rogers, the ebullient developer, speaks on his passion for the industry – which he predicts he will leave only horizontally – and what he thinks it should be doing differently

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    Rocky road: Cemex's Michel André talks to Building


    Cemex’s new UK boss, Frenchman Michel André, talks about his vision for the company and for the construction industry as a whole

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    Lara Poloni: Steady as she goes


    As the new boss of Aecom’s EMIA operations, Lara Poloni intends to steer a course through uncertain waters by focusing on the firm’s development role and infrastructure opportunities

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    North and South: George Osborne talks to Building


    George Osborne talks to Building , reflecting on the ‘northern powerhouse’, infrastructure, Brexit and his hope that the current government will finish the job he started

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    Preview: George Osborne speaks to Building


    He may be editing a London newspaper but the former chancellor still has his eye on developing the ‘northern powerhouse’ that he championed in government. Here, we give a glimpse of tomorrow’s interview, in which George Osborne talks infrastructure, skills and Brexit with Building

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    Spencer McCarthy: All in the family


    Churchill boss Spencer McCarthy explains why his business model works and why the firm – one of the UK’s biggest providers of private housing for the elderly – will be sticking with traditional designs for its homes

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    Carolyn Dwyer: Square deal


    The City of London Corporation’s head of the built environment has plenty to take into account, from protecting views of St Paul’s to fostering tech hubs. David Blackman talks to Carolyn Dwyer about her plans for the Square Mile

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    Meeting Mr X


    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

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    Bruno Dupety: Action man


    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

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    Paul Cossell: Above and beyond


    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


    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

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    Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’


    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 ...