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Dezeen, Aug 14

Origata toilet pops up in Tokyo.

BBC, Aug 13


Cracks caused by heatwave close Hammersmith Bridge.

SCN, Aug 13

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Scottish government proposes changes to planning consultation requirements.

Construction Manager, Aug 11

CIOB seeks new member of its Business Development Board.

PBC Today, Aug 13

Reviewing health and safety measures for return to work in construction sector.

The Engineer, Aug 12


Researchers discover coating that enables smart bricks to store energy.

CEO survey


PwC reports on post-pandemic predictions from executives.

SCN, Aug 12


Will empty offices from COVID-19 be converted into housing?

BIM Plus, Aug 11


New app being tested for construction driver safety.

Construction Enquirer, Aug 11

Commonwealth Games 2022 Village cancelled; will be housing instead.

ArchDaily, Aug 11

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What is deconstructivism?

English Housing Surveys updated


Reports and factsheets for 2018, 2019 released.

Construction Manager, Aug 11


NFRC working with Samaritans to support tradespeople living with mental illness.

Infrastructure Intelligence, Aug 10

New HS2 modular bridge installed in two days., Aug 10

Information on new regulations for additional storeys to existing buildings.

Green home retrofits


CIOB prompts Government to include in its Industrial Strategy.

Herald Scotland, Aug 9

Online building inspections enable remote work.

ABC News, Aug 10


Beirut blast destroys 19th century landmark.

IHBC, Aug 8

IHBC registers concerns over 'Planning for the future' strategy., Aug 10

Shop Local Week seeks to revive high street businesses.

Herald Scotland, Aug 9


Eaglesham becomes UK's first conservation village.

ECA Today, Aug 7


Contractors advised to check insurance when taking on new types of work.

TCI, Aug 6

One of the tallest freestanding luffing jib cranes goes up in Fulham.

CIAT, Aug 4

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People Wiki launched for a more diverse and inclusive industry.

CIOB, August 6

Finalists announced for Construction Manager of the Year Awards.

Construction Enquirer, August 6

Hackitt criticises slow movement towards building safety.

IMechE, August 5


Construction should embrace big data.

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