Last edited 23 May 2018

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Strange buildings

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Check out our list of the 90 most unusual buildings of all time.


Bill of quantities

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Consistently one of our most popular articles - so just how much do you know about BoQ's?


Planning in historic towns

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Gustavo Giovannoni’s role in integrating modern planning requirements into historic town centres.


Green sky thinking

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People or density - can we create urban liveability at ever-increasing densities?


3D printing in construction

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3D printing is the computer-controlled sequential layering of materials to create 3D shapes.


Building LCA

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Life cycle assessment is used to total up the environmental impact of a product’s supply chain. But why building LCA?


Engineering and digitisation

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Ramboll discusses how digitisation is contributing to how they design, engineer and construct in new and different ways.


Will Alsop's Sharp Centre

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In the wake of British architect Will Alsop's death, read about one of his most distinctive buildings.


Risk management

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Risk management aims to recognise potential problems early so opportunities for effective action are maximised.


Dictionary of urbanism

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A fascinating glossary of paving terms by IHBC’s Rob Cowan.


Approved documents

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'Approved documents' provide guidance for how building regulations can be satisfied in common building situations.


Fitness for purpose

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What is the position of the contractor or sub-contractor with regard to fitness for purpose in construction?


Flammable building materials

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Dr Graham Smith of Jacobs Engineering, on the latest advice on cladding and other flammable building materials.