Last edited 25 Oct 2016

News from the web

BBC, 25 Oct

Heathrow airport third runway chosen over Gatwick.

Ilot de l'Octroi

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Winning designs revealed for a rock formation-influenced residential complex in Rennes.

CITB, 25 Oct

CITB responds to the Farmer Review which challenged it to reform.

RICS, 25 Oct

Five 'must read' books for building surveying professionals.

Construction Manager, 25 Oct

UKAS tasked with with creating new BIM Level 2 accreditation scheme., 25 Oct

Department for Transport plans to spend £600m in the next four years on infrastructure for electric vehicles.

TR House


This house in Barcelona uses an innovative new facade tiling system to blend into the landscape.

Build UK, 24 Oct

Three new clients sign up to Build UK as growth continues.

BPF, 24 Oct

UK commercial property stock value reaches all-time high.

Construction Manager, 23 Oct

29 infrastructure contractors commended for cutting CO2 emissions.

Dezeen, 21 Oct

Trump's proposed Mexican border wall envisioned as a garish pink barrier.

ICE, 21 Oct

ICE contributes to to Royal Academy of Engineering Brexit report.

RIBA, 21 Oct

Designing Buildings Wiki will present at Guerilla Tactics conference looking at digital business models for architects.

NHBC Foundation, 21 Oct

Energy demand in new homes could be halved if built rectangular rather than L or T-shaped, according to new report.

Construction Index, 21 Oct

New techniques being used to strengthen an 18km stretch of dykes in the Netherlands.

National Needs Assessment


Report launched outlining steps for a national infrastructure system that is efficient, sustainable, and delivers until 2050.

BIMplus, 20 Oct

Digital Built Britain officially launched at the ICE BIM 2016 conference.

Dezeen, 20 Oct

Design teams compete for the overhaul of Paris' infamous Tour Montparnasse.

RICS, 20 Oct

A slowdown in construction sector growth reported, as Brexit uncertainty continues to cause concern.

China Philharmonic Hall

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MAD Architects reveal their designs for a state-of-the-art concert hall in Beijing.

Dezeen, 19 Oct

New York's future second-tallest skyscraper One Vanderbilt begins construction.

RSHP, 19 Oct

Harvard Graduate School of Design launches the Richard Rogers Fellowship.

GCR, 19 Oct

Researchers warn about the ability of new homes with unusual roof shapes to withstand wind.

Construction Index, 19 Oct

Gleeds report calls for a new approach to prison design.

UandI, 19 Oct

UandI publish 'encouraging' interim results despite challenging environment.

The Eleventh


Take a look at BIG's designs for two twisting towers in New York City.

Bridge Engineering exhibition


ICE's Bridge Engineering exhibition opens, showcasing a record-breaking LEGO bridge.

The Guardian, 18 Oct

The experts' view on Heathrow and Gatwick airport expansion as decision looms.

BSRIA, 18 Oct

BSRIA applauds 'monumental' deal to cut the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gases.