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2011-01-12 12:14

Regeneration is about much more than bricks and mortar. It is about creating sustainable, vibrant communities where people are proud to live and work. Russell Houghton, regional director of Leadbitter’s western housing division, explains how excellent design and good communication are key to the successful regeneration of the new deal for communities area of Barton Hill, in Bristol.

2011-01-12 12:01

Soil Xchange brings you reliable alternative to landfill. It is proven to immensely reduce costs for developers and contractors, eliminates the ever-growing cost of Land Fill Tax and provides a viable alternative to the consumption of primary aggregates. Soil Xchange is specially created to treat contaminated soils and recycles them back into reusable quality construction materials; it provides local ex-situ soil stabilisation, remediation centre using developed and patented technologies trialled over a number of years, through the state of the art ECO-WARRIOIR technology. Focused within the M25 and being EA licensed, Soil Xchange strives to manage hazardous waste time efficiently, cost effectively and environment-friendly!

2010-11-24 14:38

Hosted by Key 103’s Mike Toolan, this year’s Builder & Engineer Awards was the most comprehensive event in its history. With a bumper sixteen categories spread across all aspects of the construction and civil engineering sector, there was something for everyone. Michael Pawlyn from Grimshaw Architects was also on hand to give an entertaining and impassioned speech on bio-mimicry, construction and eco-design.

2010-11-24 14:25

As the largest public sector contributor to climate change, the NHS is under pressure to reduce its carbon emissions. John Durbin, engineering department manager at Daikin UK, reveals how the health sector can cut its carbon emissions and help save money.

2010-11-24 14:17

The way we plan and develop the urban infrastructure needs a radical rethink. As society gets bigger and busier, it is painfully obvious that traditional thinking is outmoded and not suitable for the 21st century. Andrew Gill, specification product manager at Brett Landscaping explains how we can further develop the concept of ‘shared spaces’ as a solution to a raft of issues

2010-11-24 13:04

Asbestos continues to cause untold damage in the construction industry. Ian Rippin, commercial director of the National Laboratory Service (NLS), explains what it is, what it does and how to test for its presence

2010-11-24 12:56

THE DIPLOMA in Construction and the Built Environment, which has been taught in schools and colleges since September 2008, is the perfect qualification to help the UK’s construction industry prepare for the future and to keep it at the cutting edge, says Nick Gooderson, Head of Education and Research at ConstructionSkills.

2010-11-24 12:48

Richard Swan, head of technical at Dyno Rod, looks at how the latest developments in trenchless technology are making it possible to carry out drain and sewer repairs quickly, efficiently and at lower cost by accessing pipework remotely through manholes or small excavations.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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