Last edited 19 Aug 2018

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When mistakes become heritage

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Conservation in the heritage cities of Venice and Liverpool.


Kevin McCloud interview

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Which room is the most fun to design? Find out the 'Grand Designs' presenter's unusual choice in our interview.


Types of building

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There are many ways of classifying types of building. Have a look at our range of building articles.


Building LCA

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How to get results with building life cycle assessment.


Developed design

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'Developed design' is a phrase coined by the RIBA for their 2013 Plan of Work. But what does it actually mean?


Fixed price contract

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Lump sum contracts can be referred to as ‘fixed price’ contracts, although strictly this is not correct. Find out more here.


Off-site construction

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Ramboll offer guidance to civil engineers on how to make projects 'off-site ready'.


Armitage Rigby

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An overlooked architect who deserves to be celebrated for his wide range of buildings.


What is HVAC?

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Read our introductory article to 'Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning' (HVAC) in buildings.


Data and infrastructure

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Is data an untapped goldmine for productivity? How the infrastructure sector can capitalise on the opportunity.


Fire compartment

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The spread of fire can be restricted by sub-dividing buildings into a number of discrete compartments.


Construction materials

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Have a look at our large collection of articles about different types of materials used in construction.


Staying cool in buildings

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With the summer heatwave continuing, BSRIA have compiled a list of tips for staying cool in buildings.


Civil engineers shortage

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How can CEOs win the competition for talent? New research suggests the sector might be missing a trick.


Archaeology and conservation

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Technological advancement and professionalisation have brought new ways to investigate, analyse and interpret.


Empathy in architecture

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According to U+I's Richard Upton, architects all too often favour prestige and process over empathy with client needs.


ICT in construction

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An introduction to the use and application of information and communications technology in construction.