Japanese Knotweed – Public Enemy No. 1
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Risks and Damage Caused Japanese Knotweed shoots can push through asphalt, damage pavements, car parks and other public facilities. Regenerating root Rhizomes can break through foundations and other walls, land drainage, and lift interlocking blocks. Damage is costly to repair but will also recur unless the weed is eradicated.

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CLT – “School Without Stress”
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Positive Impact of Timber Classrooms ‘In Touch With Timber’, TRADA member’s magazine, reports research showing the positive impact on children studying in a timber environment. This seems to have a positive impact on children’s stress levels and heart rate.

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Virtual Health & Safety
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Integrating Real & Virtual Environments Funded by the CITB, Herriot-Watt University’s totally novel Immersive and Controlled Environment for Construction Training (ICE) system allows people to view both objects that are real and those that are virtual in a system termed “immersive Hybrid Reality” (iHR).

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Poor Client Satisfaction – 60% of projects delivered late
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KPI Figures Compiled by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS), CITB, Constructing Excellence and Glenigan, these show on time delivery falling from 45% in 2014 to 40% this year. The peak recorded in the 15-year history of the survey was 58% in 2007. For non-housing projects, the design phase was completed on schedule […]

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Skill Shortages Hurting both output & quality
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The declining construction skills base is having an increasing impact on construction output and quality. Trade based site managers, proficient at managing people and quality, are crucial to quality in construction, but it is ultimately the skilled management of labour and an experienced awareness of what is right that delivers results.

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