Last edited 16 Jan 2018

Featured articles and news

Private Finance Initiatives

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With PFI currently under the spotlight due to Carillion, this introductory article explains what they are.


Insolvency

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As Carillion collapses, read our article explaining insolvency in the construction industry.


Towns and cities in history

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1961 saw the publication of three important books about urban design that remain relevant today.


Digital infrastructure

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How the transformative power of BIM and other digital technologies can be used to gain a competitive edge.


Relevant events and relevant matters

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Relevant events and relevant matters are terms used in some contracts, but knowing the differences is important.


Health in garden cities

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A summary of the Town and Country Planning Association's new Practical Guide on health in garden cities.


Megatrends - urbanisation

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BSRIA launch a new report looking at the megatrend of urbanisation - is it a double-edged sword?


Architects Benevolent Society

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ABS provides access to practical support for architecture professionals experiencing anxiety and stress.


Key performance indicators

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What are key performance indicators and how can they be used on construction projects?


The country house

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A collection of essays published by Historic England consider country houses from the perspective of material culture and consumption.


Chartered Member - case study

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Architectural technologist Ben Whitemore writes about his route to progression and becoming a Chartered Member of CIAT.


Patent defects

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Defects are aspects of works that are not in accordance with the contract. But what specifically are patent defects?


What makes a heritage-at-risk officer?

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The dogged tenacity of a detective, and the calm demeanour of a diplomat.


Belt and Road Initiative

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Read the World Economic Forum's view on why the west has to join the Belt and Road Initiative.


Sustainability

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How does sustainability relate to building design and construction?


Panopticon

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What is a panopticon and how did it influence penal architecture?