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Reinvention pays off for Merit MD Tony Wells

Offsite specialist Merit is concentrating on delivering high-tech buildings and medical facilities,…

Galliford Try CEO Bill Hocking

Galliford Try chief executive on the business benefits of doing the right thing

Bill Hocking explains the firm's strategy, post-pandemic, to Lem Bingley, and gives…

Chief inspector of buildings Peter Baker

Interview: chief inspector of buildings on the new Building Safety Act

“This is just the start,” says Peter Baker, chief inspector of buildings…

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Procore CEO: how today’s tech can make jobs easier for contractors

Construction’s relatively slow uptake of digital technology has been a chicken and…

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‘Industry-wise, Covid has been brilliant’: Seddon MD hails pace of change

Construction has been crying out for change for years, Seddon managing director…

Loraine Martins, Network Rail head of diversity and inclusion

The woman who built diversity into Network Rail’s culture

Loraine Martins, director of diversity and inclusion at one of the industry’s…

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New frontier: inside McLaren’s five-year data plan

For McLaren, the future of construction is tied to the effective use…

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Retentions, net-zero and who he’s met so far – CN speaks to the new construction minister

Exclusive: The average tenure of a construction minister is notoriously short, but freshly…

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High salaries, solo delivery: Ferrovial UK reveals its future plans

Ferrovial Construction UK is like a “family organisation” according to managing director…

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Life on the line: rail-safety chief on preventing future track deaths

Outgoing chief inspector of rail accidents Simon French reflects on his career,…

Sarah Beale interim chief executive CITB

Outgoing CITB boss Sarah Beale: we need to ‘shout loud’ about our achievements

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) needs to “shout loud” so the…

Amey CEO Amanda Fisher

Up for sale, in a pandemic, when hackers struck – Amanda Fisher on 18 eventful months as Amey CEO

In an exclusive interview, Amey chief executive Amanda Fisher tells Lem Bingley…

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CN at 150: former editors on triumphs, tragedies, recessions and Russians

150 years ago, in 1871, the first edition of Construction News was…

New Galliford Try CEO seeks continued growth

Vistry: the story behind the biggest construction merger for a decade

Vistry chief operating officer Graham Prothero tells David Price how he’s made…

Mark Reynolds CN Summit 2014

The CEO interview: how Mace wants to use tech to shape the country

Mark Reynolds has been thinking, and he is keen to discuss what…

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Interview: modular opportunities at Hinkley, Westminster and beyond

The UK boss of the world’s largest system-scaffolding supplier tells Lem Bingley…

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COVID one year on: the inside story of how the industry’s leaders navigated the crisis

A year ago, the CLC was spurred into action as the pandemic…

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How Imtech plans to sidestep the downturn

In September – three years after it bought the company – French…

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Wates CEO: construction has had a ‘good crisis’ despite job losses

Wates chief executive David Allen tells Ian Weinfass why the sector has…

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YouTube – the next solution for our talent gap

Fred Mills, the co-founder of a construction YouTube channel with one million…

Brian Morrisroe

Why Morrisroe’s demolition takeover couldn’t be delayed

A global pandemic might have struck during a critical point of the…

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Fire-proofing parliament – the company keeping MPs safe

Speaking to Construction News, executive director of a niche refurbishment specialist working…

Skanska Gregor Craig USE

‘People remember you cut their salary’ – why Skanska’s CEO has dismissed short-term gains

Coronavirus has hit those working in the construction industry hard and fast.…

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Why Bouygues UK’s chief is prepared for a second wave

In an exclusive interview, and as one of the most eventful periods…

Tim Roberts trustee of LandAid and head of offices and residential British Land

Becoming CEO in a pandemic: Henry Boot offers up a how-to guide

When Tim Roberts became CEO of Henry Boot in January, he was…

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Why Balfour’s JV boss won’t be ‘shy or fearful’ over HS2 protests

When facing HS2 critics, Michael Dyke doesn’t want his staff to hide…

IPA chief executive Nick Smallwood

‘If you want to be world class, you have to adapt’ – IPA boss reveals tech-driven recovery plans

Ahead of what could prove to be a defining period in its…

Amos Simbo, BPIC Network founder

‘You can’t just be talking to yourself’: building a BAME network

Since its official launch less than a year ago, the Black Professionals…

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‘We could accelerate the changes we want’ – BRE chief hopes for coronavirus catapult effect

The advice to never let a crisis go to waste, widely attributed…

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Why Costain’s CEO is sleeping well

‘I know my people better than ever’ Vaughan says the impact of…

Mace CEO Mark Reynolds

Mace chief reveals ‘extreme’ distancing plans and Whitehall’s increasing influence

Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds is keen to spot silver linings in…

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The big interview: Rick Willmott on the perfect storm engulfing constructors

What plagues construction? Willmott Dixon boss Rick Willmott sits down with editor…

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