Last edited 24 Jul 2017

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Architecture of concert stages

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Have a look at some of the most impressive concert stage designs of all time, including Pink Floyd, U2, Rolling Stones, and more...


Home Quality Mark

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What is the Home Quality Mark? Find out how it can help you when buying/renting a new home.


Types of fuel

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Read our introductory article to the various different types of fuel.


Mr Barry's War

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IHBC book review: Charles Barry’s monumental struggle to rebuild the Houses of Parliament.


Building an extension

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Read our introductory article to building a house extension.


Infrastructure and the historic environment

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IHBC article considers how heritage is dealt with when infrastructure schemes are authorised.


Building of the week

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It was the tallest structure in the world for 3,800 years, but to this day the exact construction techniques are a mystery.


Understanding uncertainty

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Every project is subject to uncertainty. How can construction better understand uncertainty for performance improvement?


Carbon capture and storage

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Read our introductory article on carbon capture and storage.


Unusual building of the week

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Have a look at Frank Gehry's Binoculars Building in Los Angeles.


Beneficial infrastructure projects

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How do we tell which infrastructure projects will work?


Hydroinformatics

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In 1900, 15% of global population lived in cities. Now it’s over 50%. Which is why we need ‘hydroinformatics’ to consume smarter.


Basement excavation

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An introductory article to the techniques and methods of basement excavation.


Scotland's homes

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IHBC book review. Garden city influences on the development of Scottish working class housing.


6 revolutionary buildings for construction

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Including a 3D-printed bridge, a vertical city, the world's most sustainable office, and more.


Manual drafting

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An introductory article to the practice and techniques involved in manual drafting.


Architecture maps

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Our review of three new architecture maps of Paris, Sydney and Belgrade.


The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden

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A fascinating book explores why grand Georgian gardens contained so many buildings.


Future of the built environment

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Have a read of this article exploring the future of the built environment in a revolutionary age.


Neighbourhood planning

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An introductory article to neighbourhood planning and the stages involved.


Asbestos

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The risk of asbestos on brownfield sites.


Disruptive innovation

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Is disruptive innovation possible in the construction industry?


Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

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A market in information sharing will enable construction to generate new revenue streams and unlock productivity gains.


Planning permission

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Have a read of our introductory article to planning permission.


Jane Jacobs - discussion

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Designing Buildings Wiki attended a discussion about the urbanist Jane Jacobs between Will Self and Owen Hatherley.


Companies and new digital tech

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The CBI ask how ready are UK companies to adopt new digital technologies?