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Review of 2014

Carillion Balfour Beatty merger

A tale of two industries: Workloads rise but problem deals hit profits

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the year when workloads returned. There were more jobs, lots of them. As order books grew full to the point of more and more contractors were turning down work, particularly in the burgeoning London and South-east market.

Richard Howson Carillion

CEO Q&A: Richard Howson

What has been your highlight of 2014?

Skanska Mike Putnam CEO

CEO Q&A: Mike Putnam

What has been your highlight of 2014?

Rick Willmott chief executive Willmott Dixon

CEO Q&A: Rick Willmott

Willmott Dixon’s chief exec discusses a good year for his firm in the housing and PRS sectors, and highlights the new challenges brought about by a rising market.

RS Kier chief executive Haydn Mursell

CEO Q&A: Haydn Mursell

Kier’s CEO discusses the progress his firm made last year - and believes that the recovery will bring change to the industry in 2015.

Brendan Kerr Keltbray Group CEO

CEO Q&A: Brendan Kerr

The CEO of demolition specialist Keltbray sees increasing work coming from the regions outside London as his firm moves into 2015 after a record year.

Crossrail reaches halfway mark Jan 2014 Stephen Hammond David Cameron Boris Johnson 5

Politics: Westminster dresses for battle

For politicians, 2014 was the year when the impulse to pick up a hard hat was overwhelming. Construction sites were in fashion, and housing and major infrastructure were its biggest trends.

CN Awards 2014 Training Initiative finalist Kier Group

Where's the work? Construction jobs in 2014

Growth for the industry in 2014 has also brought growth to the salaries of those working within it. Which professions have benefited most? Will the trend continue into 2015

Paul Henson director Ramtech Electronics

Don't play with fire: preventing fires on site

In most cases, the consequences of fires on construction sites could be mitigated with an appropriate fire alarm system.

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