Last edited 28 Apr 2017

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Hadrian X


This Australian robotics firm have developed a bricklaying machine capable of building a house in 3 days.

Garden Bridge


Sadiq Khan withdraws support, effectively signalling the end for the controversial project.

Wired, 28 Apr

Exclusive new photographs of London's Crossrail tunnels.

World Architecture News, 28 Apr

Labour announces house-building plans as election approaches.

Construction Manager, 28 Apr

Heathrow plans to use £16bn expansion to drive growth in offsite construction.

RIBA, 28 Apr

Roll-out of new apprenticeship funding regime from 1 May.

UandI preliminary results


UandI adds £1.5bn to development pipeline.

Huffington Post, 27 Apr

If elected Labour would create a dedicated Housing Ministry to tackle the crisis.

Archdaily, 27 Apr

The proposed sites for Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid.

Unite the Union, 27 Apr

Figures obtained by Unite reveal 25% cut in health and safety inspectors.

ICE, 27 Apr

Two new Vice Presidents chosen for 2017/18.

Construction Index, 27 Apr

Scottish branch of Royal Town Planning Institute proposes changes to the planning system.

Inflatable concrete


Researchers at Wien university have developed new system to create an inflatable concrete structure.

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Take a look at this newly-opened tower in Chicago with a remarkable 20:1 height-to-base ratio.

Construction Index, 26 Apr

Bouygues announces plans to build a house using an industrial 3D printer.

Unite the Union, 26 Apr

Unite calls for swift action on workplace death delays.

UandI, 26 Apr

UandI launch new website for Mayfield Regeneration Project, Manchester.

Vessel, New York


Thomas Heatherwick's ambitious steel structure begins construction.

Modernising composite materials regulations


New report claims that inappropriate standards and regulations are holding back the use of composites.

FMB, 25 Apr

SME firms enjoy rising workloads despite concerns over labour and materials costs.

Construction Manager, 25 Apr

Have a look at Crossrail's new station ceilings.

City A.M., 25 Apr

Norman Foster receives Freedom of the City of London for outstanding contribution to contemporary architecture.

The Guardian, 25 Apr

What the Tate Modern viewing gallery controversy could mean for nuisance case law.

Tunnel Engineering Exhibition 2017


ICE to host new exhibition offering a window onto the civil engineering achievements beneath our feet.

The Guardian, 24 Apr

Asking prices for homes rise to record average across England and Wales.

Archdaily, 24 Apr

Treepedia - MIT maps and analyses tree coverage in major cities.

Construction Manager, 24 Apr

New managing director of CIOB seeks to strengthen links with grassroots.

CITB, 24 Apr

CITB to fund over a hundred new on-site training assessors.