Last edited 20 Sep 2018

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Student resources

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Starting a new built environment degree? We have a wide range of resources aimed at students.


Architectural styles

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Do you know your Rococo from your De Stijl, your Gothic from your Post-modernist?


Specification guidance

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This article offers some basic rules to follow when writing your next specification.


Modern stonemasonry

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The machinery used to fashion stone has changed dramatically - and so have the products.


Geothermal pile foundations

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This type of pile provides support to the building, as well as acting as a heat source and a heat sink.


Sustainable Development Goals

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Why investors are adopting the SDGs and why civil engineering could be crucial for delivering them.


Sourcing stone

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How do you find the right stone to conserve historic buildings?


Scope of services

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Appointment agreements often include a ‘scope of servicessetting out the consultant's performance on a project.


Biophilia and buildings

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Director of PiP Architecture explores the application of biophilic design principles.


Types of soil

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From boulders to alluvial deposits - many different types of soil can be encountered on construction sites.


Structural engineer

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What is a structural engineer and what do they do?


Data and behaviours

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To maximise the potential of data in construction, things need to change, according to Invennt.


Works to listed buildings

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Do you know when works to listed buildings are alterations rather than demolition?


Concrete

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Concrete is a vitally important construction material. Find out about its characteristics, benefits, limitations and more.


Connecting people and places

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There’s a lot of chatter about smart cities – but what makes a smart city, where do you start?


Visions for future cities

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The visions of today’s urban designers and planners will be judged by future citizens.


Set off

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Sometimes called contra charging, set off is a legal process related to construction contracts. Find out more here.


Global housing

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The world needs to build more than two billion new homes over the next 80 years.