Last edited 18 Jun 2018

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BREEAM

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Detailed guidance about construction waste management.


Construction acronyms

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Can you help? We have 300 industry acronyms beginning with 'C' but none beginning with 'Y'.


Floorscape in art and design

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From the sinister Carceri d’Invenzione to the triple portrait of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn and his Grand Tour travelling companions.


Design freeze: a quality perspective

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Progressively freezing a design helps ensure it meets the specification when built.


An adversarial industry

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Stella Rimmington famously said the construction industry was just as tricky as the KGB.


Lifts

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We have a lots of articles about lifts - this introduction is a good place to start.


Interoperability

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One of the most significant barriers to realising true value from digital transformation.


Earth, brick and terracotta

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A great reference text for dipping into, and an absorbing read.


Owen Hatherley interview

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Owen Hatherley pulls no punches in our interview about his new book 'Trans-Europe Express' and much more.


A fragmented industry

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Construction is often described as 'fragmented' but what does this really mean?


Thinking inside the box

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How the Meath Court development is helping tackle homelessness.


Building sector failing on supervision

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Senior ICE Scotland members discuss the 2017 Edinburgh inquiry which showed the need for more supervision on all sites.


Suppliers

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In construction, ‘supplier’ is a general term which refers to organisations contracted as part of delivering a built asset.