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Mark Goodger suggests it’s time to change the paradigm for flood resilience and move to sustainable, long-term upstream defences

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As skills shortages are starting to bite in the construction sector, Libbie Hammond talked to Alasdair Waddell, recruitment specialist at Network Rail, about the lessons that can be learned from its highly successful apprenticeship scheme With the Government’s plans to reach three million apprentices by 2020 and the Department for

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The foundations are being laid for a new community at Battersea Power Station, with £8 billion of investment creating a thriving, diverse neighbourhood. October 2015 witnessed a new milestone in the project The Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station, situated in the Nine Elms area on London’s South Bank, is

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Andrew Halstead-Smith takes a look at brick – still the most popular product for the building market Brick has never been more popular. It remains the preferred building product for the construction sector, which is currently experiencing increased building activity levels, according to recent reports from Markit and the Chartered

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Richard Allen looks at how Building Information Modelling (BIM) is changing the future of construction BIM is no longer considered as the up and coming force in construction and building design, it is now the present and the future. The Government’s 2011 BIM strategy announced its intention to require mandatory

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Faced with a number of location challenges, a new museum in Marseille has benefitted from highly innovative waterproofing membrane technology With a greater number of buildings now constructed close to bodies of water such as the sea, lakes and rivers, developers must carefully consider the exposure conditions and how these

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Procuring complex capital projects: are learning and co-operation key to delivery of a mega project? By Gerard Chick Why is it that mega projects tend to be overdue, over budget and often fail to meet the client’s original specification? Plans to spend £24.5 billion building Britain’s first new nuclear power

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When cracks and fractures were found in concrete pipe, a UV cured lining solution was installed in just one day – the open cut option would have taken seven DALROD (UK) Ltd is a specialist drainage services contractor that covers areas of the UK from North London to Newcastle. Recently

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Jamie Barber discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the UK painting and decorating sector The first ever Skills Spending Index released this year confirmed that British consumers are collectively spending more than £72bn each year on skilled tradespeople. A major proportion of that spend includes residential decorating jobs that are

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Common causes of construction disputes and how to resolve them By Lorna Carter and Umran Kadir The construction industry is well known for its fair share of disagreements and disputes. There are some common types of construction disputes and this article highlights them, as well as the methods that can

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