Last edited 08 Dec 2016

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International Towers Sydney

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Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners complete new trio of towers at Sydney Harbour.


BIMplus, 8 Dec

BSI launches new BIM Kitemark certification.


Gov.uk, 8 Dec

New government plan and funding to help rejuvenate rundown estates has been announced.


Vice, 8 Dec

The perilous lives of Cambodia's high rise construction workers.


Bustler, 7 Dec

2017 AIA Gold Medal posthumously awarded to Paul Revere Williams.


Ethical standards

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International Ethics Standards Coalition publishes first set of ethics principles for built environment professionals.


Halley VI Research Station

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British Antarctic Survey announces research station is to relocate 23km due to growing crack in the ice shelf.


RICS, 7 Dec

Government must keep 'Generation Rent’s details on a central database say RICS in new policy paper.


Construction Manager, 7 Dec

Savills annual report predicts office construction slump.


BRE Buzz, 7 Dec

11,000 homes now registered to the Home Quality Mark.


Revised infrastructure pipeline

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Government publishes details of £500bn investment pipeline in infrastructure, described as the 'most comprehensive ever'.


Dezeen, 6 Dec

"In architecture there's no awareness that we may have to plan buildings for machines rather than humans", says Rem Koolhaas.


UandI, 6 Dec

Deptford Market Yard - then and now.


22 Bishopsgate

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Top of new skyscraper trimmed down by 30m to avoid interfering with City Airport flights.


Pitch/Pitch

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A new concept unveiled to tackle the lack of sports facilities in inner cities.


Novotown

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'Open hand' designs revealed for a new entertainment complex in China.


CITB, 5 Dec

CITB to treble the number of construction employers surveyed as part of its Consensus process.


CNN, 5 Dec

Sioux tribe prevails as decision is made to reroute controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.


Construction Index, 5 Dec

Reduced value of the pound has led to steepest construction inflation rise in 5 years.


Gov.uk, 5 Dec

Pipeline setting out over £500 billion worth of infrastructure investment published.


The Guardian, 5 Dec

Oliver Wainwright's top 10 buildings of 2016.


Trinity River Park

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Work set to begin on 'one of America's greatest parks', which will be 10 times bigger than Central Park.


CITB, 2 Dec

CITB funds new new initiative designed to stamp out modern day slavery in the construction industry.