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What does the public think of construction?

NCE asked Londoners whether last week's events had tarnished the image of the construction industry, and what should be done to repair its reputation.

Krisshnan Rane, 42, Greenford, security guard

"The construction industry is about as good as I’d expect. Projects like St Pancras show that the construction industry has got better now, much better than before."

Marie Kiddie

"I think St Pancras is a fantastic, fantastic job, beautifully done. I'm slightly worried about the deliverables on the Olympics. A bit like T5."

Aje Brucken, 45, north London, marketing manager

"The first thing I think of is traffic jams and roadworks. But I think they're not doing such a bad job."

Adrianna De Wit, 35, north London, Writer

"What I've seen is positive and the construction I've seen is just beautiful."

Stuart Grant, 55, Lake District, lawyer

"There have been so many improvements in construction with Considerate Constructors and so forth. I'm just generally impressed by the way things have moved on in the last few years. On racism I can't think that's in anyway representative of the construction industry or any other British industry."

Ian Simms, north London, 33, accountant

"There seems to be building going on absolutely everywhere I go. I'm glad we've got the Olympic Games and I'm very impressed with what I've seen of St. Pancras station. Terminal 5's problems seems more about BA than the construction companies."

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