Last edited 19 Apr 2018

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Bonds v guarantees


A document can be called a bond or a guarantee. Does the name matter and what is the difference between them?



Arbitration is a private, contractual form of dispute resolution used in the construction industry.

Stakeholder management


A stakeholder is anyone who has an interest in the process or outcome of a construction project.

Structure definition


It may seem obvious but what does the term 'structure' refer to within a built environment context?

Book review

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Photographing Historic Buildings, by the former head of photography at English Heritage.

Common data environment


The common data environment is the single source of information used by the whole project team.

Clean technologies


Solar, energy storage and electric vehicles - the Renewable Energy Association look at joining up the clean technologies.

Building legislation


BSRIA has compiled a helpful list of the 10 most important new or upcoming pieces of building legislation.

Approximate bill of quantities


An approximate BoQ can be used on projects where it is not possible to prepare a firm BoQ at the time of tendering.

Detail drawing


Detail drawings provide a detailed description of the geometric form of a part of a building, bridge, tunnel, etc.

Types of excavation


Excavation is the process of removing earth to form a cavity in the ground. But how are the different types classified?

Floors of medieval churches

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Mosaics, patterned tiles, paving and commemorative stones can be found underfoot in our great medieval churches.

Self-build home


We have a free-to-use, open-access plan for the organisation, design and construction of self-build homes.

Structural insulated panels (SIPs)


An award-winning research report examined how SIPs can improve hospice users' comfort and reduce costs.