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Is offsite construction the perfectly timed solution for the construction industry?   The call for a quick and sustainable solution to the current housingshortage has created an opportunity for offsite construction to become a key building method to meet the demand in the housing industry. By 2030 we will be

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If truly embraced across the infrastructure industry, design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) could bring a step change in efficiency and waste reduction says Mark Enzer DfMA uses BIM technology to design assets and components that are manufactured in factory conditions and transported to site for safe assembly. The industrial

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Malcolm Jaques discusses how underfloor heating technology solutions offer the potentialfor significant energy savings With recent figures showing that British customers are in debt to energy providers to the tune of half a billion pounds1, achieving maximum efficiency from buildings is of growing importance to customers and building managers across

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SimpsonHaugh and Partners used generative design to shape the One Blackfriars Tower Concept London’s leading property developer, St. George South London, retained SimpsonHaugh and Partners to fulfill a vision for mixed-use development at the junction of Blackfriars Road and Stamford Street at the head of Blackfriars Bridge in the central

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A luxury apartment block needed a unique drainage solution A brand new luxury apartment complex in London’s Kensington has been fitted with two EcoBloc Flex stormwater tanks from Graf UK – providing a highly effective drainage system that reduces the loading on the public sewers and complies fully with official

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The relationship between Severn Trent & Amey can be described as‘partnership in action In April this year, Amey and Severn Trent announced an extension of their existing wastewater contract. The extension, worth £250 million, sees Amey taking over the repair and maintenance of Severn Trent’s entire wastewater network acrossa vast

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Stuart Thornhill explores the pros and cons of aconversion compared to a new build project. As project management experts we have experience of working on both conversion and new build projects. For developers, there are pros and cons to both options, so when we are asked for a definitive answer

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Jessica Elliott asks: is energy management without good data possible? The energy we expect a building to use when we design it and the energy it actually uses when it’s operational rarely match up. Managing our energy usage is increasingly important to businesses, people and the UK Government, so why

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Paul Haxell, chair of IOSH’s Construction Group, discusses the importance of protecting workers from UV rays and other carcinogens on site Any death arising from a workplace incident is onetoo many. Sadly, 35 construction workers died on the job in Britain in 2014-15 according to the Health and Safety Executive

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