Last edited 19 Apr 2018

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Bonds v guarantees

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


Arbitration

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


Stakeholder management

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


Structure definition

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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

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


Clean technologies

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


Building legislation

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


Approximate bill of quantities

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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

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


Types of excavation

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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

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


Structural insulated panels (SIPs)

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