Last edited 22 Oct 2018

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Prime contracting

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A form of procurement where the contractor provides a single point of contact for a supply chain.


Mortar analysis for specifiers

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Analysis can help develop a specification, but must not lead to inappropriate specifications being accepted.


Smart home checklist

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Dos and don'ts for creating a smart home.


Lead times

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Lead times are a measure of the amount of time that elapses between initiating and completing a construction process.


Transport networks in winter

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How to ensure UK transport infrastructure copes with severe winter weather.


Party Wall Act

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Under the Party Wall Act a property owner has the legal right to do works that might otherwise constitute trespass or nuisance.


The talent pool in the LGBT community

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The rainbow JCB will be making a welcome return to the London Build Expo on 23 and 24 October at Olympia.


External works

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An introductory article to external works - all activities carried out to the external environment of a building project.


Lime mortar for conservation

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The focus is generally on the lime binder, but the aggregate is actually the most significant element.


Planning construction projects

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The importance of communication, collaboration and simplicity when planning construction projects.


New legislation and guidance

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BSRIA provide a top 10 list of recent legislation and guidance affecting buildings.


Norman Foster

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Record third-time winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize - our profile of one of the world's most celebrated architects.


Information release schedule

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A release schedule is prepared if not all required information has been prepared or issued when the contract is executed.


Formwork

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Formwork is the term used for the process of creating a temporary mould into which concrete is poured and formed.


Designing for cycle traffic

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ICE look at how engineers can create infrastructure conditions where anyone and everyone can cycle.