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Recognising Site Managers for their Contribution to Construction

We recognise the dedication and commitment it takes to deliver quality sites and every year Site Managers across the country are rewarded for their ex…

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Automation in Construction. The Robots are coming, but is that a bad thing?

The construction industry is one of the words oldest and for that reason it can be slow to adapt. However, with ‘industrial revolution’ scale changes …

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Tech Update: Site Investigation Phase 1 Geoenvironmental Assessment (Desk Study)

The aim of the Geoenvironmental Assessment is to identify and assess the potential geotechnical and geoenvironmental (contamination) hazards on the si…

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Could 3D Printing Help Provide Housing in the Developing World?

Even with strong infrastructure links, finance and a skilled workforce, building homes is no easy task. In developing countries, without finance and e…

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How Not to Fail on Facades

For a decade and a half the construction industry has been going through a period of flux which has directly impacted the role of façade consultants a…

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Bridging the Widening Skills Gap: How and why?

The construction industry isn’t a new one and as with any industry that has existed for a long time, public perception tends to be a little distorted …

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Are Britain’s Houses Getting Smaller? (New Data)

Houses are a controversial subject in the UK. Some say we are not building enough, some say we are not building houses of the right quality and some s…

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Get it right first time with Cladding and Facades

Facades can be a key and expensive area of weakness when it comes to compliance in multi-storey buildings. Rather than discover issues with a building…

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Tech Update: Modern Methods of Construction

More and more Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are being put to use in the construction industry each year. Interest in MMC has extended to the co…

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Britain has Enough Brownfield Land to Solve the Housing Crisis

It has been discovered that there is enough space on brownfield sites to build at least one million new homes. Due to the nature of brownfield sites, …

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Tech Update: Working in Cold Weather

To meet the functional requirements of Chapter 2 of our Technical Manual, minimum working temperatures should never fall below 2°C when working with m…

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UK’s first ever Building Control Surveying Qualification Pathway launched by LABC

The UK’s first ever building surveyor qualification pathway is being launched by LABC (Local Authority Building Control) in partnership with the Unive…

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