Last edited 16 Jan 2018

Featured articles and news

Private Finance Initiatives


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



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


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


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

Megatrends - urbanisation


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

Architects Benevolent Society


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

Key performance indicators


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


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

Patent defects


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


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



How does sustainability relate to building design and construction?



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