Last edited 19 Jan 2018

Featured articles and news

Indoor environmental quality

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A new standard aims to bring together the key requirements for Indoor Environmental Quality.


General Data Protection Regulations

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What will the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) mean for you when they come into force in May?


High density homes

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High quality and high density homes - is it what we need or is it storing up trouble?


Liquidation

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What is liquidation and how does it apply to contractors in the construction industry?


Private Finance Initiatives

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With PFIs currently under the spotlight due to Carillion, this introductory article explains what they are.


Insolvency

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As Carillion collapses, read our article explaining insolvency in the construction industry.


Towns and cities in history

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1961 saw the publication of three important books about urban design that remain relevant today.


Digital infrastructure

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How the transformative power of BIM and other digital technologies can be used to gain a competitive edge.


Relevant events and relevant matters

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Relevant events and relevant matters are terms used in some contracts, but knowing the differences is important.


Health in garden cities

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A summary of the Town and Country Planning Association's new Practical Guide on health in garden cities.


Megatrends - urbanisation

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BSRIA launch a new report looking at the megatrend of urbanisation - is it a double-edged sword?


Architects Benevolent Society

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ABS provides access to practical support for architecture professionals experiencing anxiety and stress.


Key performance indicators

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What are key performance indicators and how can they be used on construction projects?


The country house

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A collection of essays published by Historic England consider country houses from the perspective of material culture and consumption.


Chartered Member - case study

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Architectural technologist Ben Whitemore writes about his route to progression and becoming a Chartered Member of CIAT.


Patent defects

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Defects are aspects of works that are not in accordance with the contract. But what specifically are patent defects?