A case study of Streamline House, the winner of the 2016 Alan King Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology.
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Watch this video of construction CEOs explaining what they expect the role of humans in the future of construction will be.
How different types of timber can be used in modern methods of construction.
A cavity wall is a wall formed by an inner skin and an outer skin of masonry. Read our introductory article here.
Throughout the 20th century, Edinburgh and its council wavered between ‘conservative surgery’ and more sweeping solutions.
BRE Information Paper - Flexible electrical networks for a low carbon future: Network and built environment opportunities for enabling smarter networks.
On receiving tenders, assessment must be undertaken to identify the preferred tenderer. This is known as tender evaluation.
Watch this video of construction CEOs explaining what they imagine the site of the future will look like.
The results of trials to assess the human response to the latest AV systems - do we trust the technology?
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RSHP create a fairytale snow scene to welcome guests to The Berkeley hotel.
How many institutes and associations can the construction industry possibly need? It turns out - 253...
What are the longest railway tunnels in the world? Find out here.
An article examining changing attitudes to property flood resilience in the UK.
What is the risk register for building design and construction and how does it allocate responsibility?
How train stations around the world are evolving to meet local needs.
Estimating the cost of water automatic sprinkler systems.
Choosing the right engineering path is a 'daunting process' - BSRIA launch a new publication Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers.
Memorial service to be held marking six months since the tragedy, as government faces criticism over rehousing progress.
CIOB signs conservation construction agreement in China.
Government announce plans for a conference to address housing quality.
More than 14,500 secondary school classrooms need to be built by 2020, according to Scape Group.
At their annual conference, Constructing Excellence call for a radical digital transformation in construction.
Top 12 tips to keep your home secure this Christmas.
U and I display the power of partnership in a new video.
Highways England is set to introduce new technology which allows sunflower oil to repair roads.
90% of MPs say converting empty spaces above shops could help solve the housing crisis.
RIBA announces the International List 2018, a new biennial selection of the world’s best new buildings.
Work is underway on Mjøstårnet in Norway, which could become the world's tallest timber building.
What could Vienna's low-cost housing policy teach the UK?
CITB quits CSCS card testing and administration.
Chris Blythe, chief executive of CIOB says, we need a national housing service.
Construction workers are far more likely to commit suicide than those in any other sector. What is the industry doing about it?
HSE set up an advisory network to help work with the construction industry to improve workplace safety.
Overcoming reluctance to BIM is the key to construction's future.
90% of councils are now part of a programme creating new jobs and releasing land for new homes.
How should we teach sustainable construction?
Thomas Heatherwick's strange staircase monument tops out after 8 months of construction.
Construction undepayers are named and shamed by government.
CIAT launches BIM Level 2 suite of films.
Another government strategy to drive efficiency - this time the focus is transport infrastructure.
£20 million tech funding available for retrofit and innovation for the built environment.
BREEAM-recognised IES TaP software offers greater efficiencies for users.
Homeowners over 55 almost as likely to upsize to a new home than downsize, according to new research.
Planning application fee changes pushed into 2018.
The government publish yet another report setting out plans for a programme to improve productivity and performance.
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The classic 19th century definition of a contract is 'a promise or set of promises which the law will enforce'. That is to say, there is reciprocity of undertaking passing between the promisor and the promisee.
Tort, on the other hand, is generic in nature and therefore more difficult to define. It is a collection of civil law remedies entitling a person to recover damages for loss and injury which have been caused by the actions omissions or statements of another person in such circumstances that the latter was in breach of a duty or obligation imposed at law.
In contract, the rights and obligations are created by the acts of agreement between the parties to the contractual arrangement.
In tort, the rights and obligations are created by the courts applying common law, which has, on the basis of previous authority fallen into three distinct categories: