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Empire building

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Book review – a series of essays about architecture and urbanism in the British Empire.

Concurrent delay


The complex situation where events occur at the same time.

Digital potential


How can Latin America and the Caribbean unlock the digital potential of their new and existing built environment?

Estimating practice

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CIOB publish a new code of estimating practice.

Activity schedules


These relate to a programme where each activity is allocated a price and interim payments made against completion.



Police testing finds that flat door could only withstand fire for half its designed time.



Have a look at these images from a new photography book of buildings being reclaimed by nature.

Demised premises


What does the phrase 'demised premises' mean? Find out here in our introductory article.

Solar car parks


New good practice guidance looks at the best way to deliver multi-functional solar car parks.

Spring Statement

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Philip Hammond suggests the public finances have reached a turning point.


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Support grows for the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill.

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