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Center for Sustainable Landscapes

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The first US building to achieve BREEAM Outstanding In-Use.


LGA, Feb 20

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A million homes with planning permission have not been built.


CIAT, Feb 19

Points-based immigration plan gets 'cautious welcome'.


Thames Tideway, Feb 21

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Super sewer reaches the halfway point.


SCN, Feb 20

The use of ‘without prejudice’ does not make documents inadmissible.


Construction Manager, Feb 19

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Sir Robert McAlpine to go net zero within five years.


Construction Enquirer, Feb 19

Plans for a new £150m film studio in Reading.


Gov.uk, Feb 19

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UK House Price Index for December 2019.


tci, Feb 19

Laing O’Rourke to build Everton’s new stadium.


Evening Standard, Feb 19

New images of west London ‘super hub’ Old Oak Common station.


Immigration Bill

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CIOB respond to the points-based system.


tci, Feb 18

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Bridge or tunnel could replace Scotland’s second-busiest ferry service.


BIM+, Feb 18

Kier starts new trials with efficiency robot.


Construction Enquirer, Feb 18

Government cuts the flow of EU construction workers.


Glenigan, Feb 18

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Construction companies are showing no signs of leaving the UK.


CECA, Feb 17

We need a comprehensive skills plan for infrastructure.


Gov.uk, Feb 17

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£1.2 billion for the world’s most powerful weather and climate supercomputer.


CIOB, Feb 14

CIOB response to the new Minister of State for Housing.


Construction Enquirer, Feb 17

Japanese to build UK’s biggest offsite village.


BIM+, Feb 16

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Hackitt urges materials producers to digitise faster.


Construction Manager, Feb 14

Millwall FC unveils plan for 34,000-capacity stadium.


Gov.uk, Feb 14

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Christopher Pincher becomes the 18th Housing Minister since 2000.


GCR, Feb 13

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Dutch scientist proposes damming the North Sea.


IHBC, Feb 14

Scottish housing condition survey published.


SCN, Feb 14

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Blunders revealed as Elizabeth Tower repair bill soars to £80m.


Construction Manager, Feb 13

Esther McVey sacked as housing minister.


CIAT, Feb 12

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Affordable adjudication for low value disputes.


Gov.uk, Feb 13

Plans to remove funding from courses with low student numbers.


GCR, Feb 13

How dogs are tackling Japanese Knotweed on building sites.


Construction Manager, Feb 11

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Health minister pushes offsite use for new hospitals.


Construction Enquirer, Feb 11

Bouygues bans small angle grinders from all sites.


SCN, Feb 12

Plans lodged for Sutherland satellite launch site.


ONS performance stats

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Construction output has been stronger than anticipated.


GCR, Feb 12

Pakistan to invest $10bn on artificial islands in the Arabian Sea.


BIM+, Feb 11

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Wireless concrete monitoring sensors introduced in the US.


tci, Feb 12

HS2 Ltd stripped of Euston and phase 2b.


HS2 gets the go ahead

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But blame is directed at the construction industry.


Construction Manager, Feb 11

No.10 resurrects Scotland-Ireland bridge plan.


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