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Government drive to Cut Costs 30%, Speed Delivery 50%
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How Will You Meet 2025 Targets? Anticipating a 70% growth in global construction by 2025, the UK Government has set the construction industries sights on achieving 30% reduction in costs with 50% increase in speed of delivery by then. At the same time there will be a 50% reduction in greenhouse emissions, and 50% improvement […]

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Virtual Reality on Trial  – Aecom / Trimble test 3D Holograms
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Microsoft HoloLens headsets Engineering giant Aecom is collaborating with Trimble (also known for “SketchUp”) to pilot Microsoft’s virtual reality HoloLens headsets on three projects, including this year’s Serpentine Pavilion in London.Users can view and interact with holograms of 3D engineering models. .

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Asbestos Removal Glasgow | Roofing & Flooring | GK Contracts
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G.K. Contracts provides asbestos removal, roofing and flooring services in and around Glasgow. Contact us today for our specialist services.

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“Swim in the Sky”  World 1st Sky Pool – London
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Float Between Buildings Londoners working in the finance sector will recognise the impressive Canary Wharf and City skyline. Soon, a few of its lucky residents will be able to float between two buildings in their very own “sky pool” – the world’s first in architectural design.

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Introduction to Landscape Design Melbourne
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Whatever you need designing and whoever is designing, the basic process of design is similar for small or large scale projects. Here I briefly outline how I work with clients from initial meeting to design.

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Introduction to Landscape Design Melbourne
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Whatever you need designing and whoever is designing, the basic process of design is similar for small or large scale projects. Here I briefly outline how I work with clients from initial meeting to design.

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Partnering for Off-Site MMC
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Long History of MMC Alternative forms or modern methods of construction (MMC) have a long history in the UK. Post-war a variety of innovative house-building systems have been used extensively. NHBC Foundation’s 2015 industry survey aimed to establish current attitudes to MMC amongst larger house builders and housing associations.

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The Peace Garden Pt 1
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The ‘Peace Garden’ at Altona Meadows School is somewhat unique. This large build was initiated, managed and built by an incredibly enthusiastic parent and congregational team with regular encouragement and guidance from Cheswick Consultants landscape architect, Jai Cheswick.

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Expect new planning policies for declining suburbs
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Suburbs Falling Behind Inner Cities A new Suburban Task Force – like the Urban Task Force – is needed to boost regeneration in outer city areas. Despite being seen as places of relative prosperity, according to the Smith Institute, a centre left think tank, over the last decade many have struggled, with shifting employment, poverty […]

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Post Brexit Cheer from China
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China’s £1 Billion Investment in Sheffield It seems like our ‘half full – sunshine’ movement (Weekly Insight 5 August 16) has already started to bring us all some sunshine as we learn that China’s Sichuan Guodong Construction Group has inked a deal with Sheffield City Council to invest up to £1bn over the next 60 […]

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The ‘New Rules’ of ther Development Game
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In Stephen Hunt’s view, “There is a disconnect between the client’s expectations of RIBA stages and BIM design methodology.” As MD of a building services consultancy, he is well placed to know. Historically, construction projects followed the RIBA seven stage model. The framework of this runs from feasibility at stage one right through to monitoring […]

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