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Sir John Armitt

Armitt urges contractors to show support for infrastructure plans

24-Jul-2014 | By

Sir John Armitt has urged contractors to rally behind his proposed national infrastructure commission as he turns up the heat on politicians to secure cross-party support.

Lawrence Waterman head of health and safety Battersea Power Station

'Clients must lead' – ex-Olympic safety chief on the risks of recovery

10-Jul-2014 | By

Lawrence Waterman is taking his success in charge of safety on the Olympics to the massive Battersea redevelopment and urges those at the top of the chain to improve standards.

Mike Green

EFA defends £5bn framework over lack of SMEs

9-Jul-2014 | By

The Education Funding Agency has defended the lack of SMEs on its new £5bn Regional Framework, as its director of capital stressed he was “determined” to help regional contractors win future education work.

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McDonald’s: ‘We don’t churn our supply base to save a few pounds’

19-Jun-2014 | By

The fast food chain puts value in long-term, collaborative relationships with its contractors, UK vice-president for development tells Construction News.

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Mace and Wates to profit as GPE continues 'execution phase'

16-Jun-2014 | By

Mace and Wates are expected to win new deals with Great Portland Estates as the firm remains in the “execution phase” of its development cycle.

CN Awards 2014 Contractor finalist Clugston Construction Lincoln EfW

'Hanging in there' pays dividends for Clugston in bumper year

16-Jun-2014 | By

Clugston Construction’s managing director has said the firm’s decision to “hang in there” in the energy-from-waste market has paid dividends, after the company released strong results for 2013/14.

RICS BIM Parliament Square HQ

Why quantity surveyors should not fear BIM

13-Jun-2014 | By Chloe Stothart

Building information modelling should be seen as an opportunity, not a threat, according to RICS director of built environment Alan Muse.

Construction leaders

What makes a great leader for growth?

12-Jun-2014 | By

Recovery will provide just as stern a test for construction leaders as the recession did. So what will make for exceptional leadership as growth returns?

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