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CLT Growing in Popularitiy (TRADA)
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Technology & Use CLT – Cross Laminated Timber – originated in Continental Europe, but is now increasingly popular in the UK to the point where it is challenging steel and concrete frame. CLT panel construction is now used with confidence in tall and long span applications where conventional timber framing was hitherto unsuitable or uneconomic.

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New “Passive Cooling’ Film
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Radiates heat without energy American University Invention Writing in Global Construction Review, Joe Quirke reports that a team from the University of Colorado Boulder has engineered a new material that can cool structures without using energy.

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Build to Rent Blossoming RIBA Products in Practice
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New Private Rented Sector With their focus on innovation, design, sustainability and tenant satisfaction, todays institutional led ‘Build to Rent’ sector is creating a new image as well as

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Why self build? – Self build & renovation advice
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If you like the idea of creating a home that suits you in terms of design, budget and lifestyle, then self build could be for you Inspiration and expert advice for your home building or renovating project from Britain’s first self build magazine, with readers’ homes, build costs, house plans, materials, DIY guides, design ideas […]

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Daily Inspiration and Insights with Business Podcast
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British Bulldogs Podcast Five days a week you’ll hear interviews with business leaders to find out what makes them tick, the challenges they have faced and the aspirations they have for the future. This 20 minute cast is ideal for listening during your daily commute. Get inside information on great British Business in this 20 […]

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Half of UK home owners planning to improve their property this year
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More than half of home owners in the UK are planning improvements in 2015 with 12% of them hoping to extend or convert their property

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Thinking of starting a business? | Business Wales
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If you have an idea that you want to develop into a business, we can help you get started and improve your chance of success. You can get a range of free services from Welsh Government to help you start and grow your business, including:

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Samsung Smart Window is Like a Giant Transparent iPad (video)
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Whenever you’re cruising through CES announcements and demos, you’re always looking for that one thing that ignites that spark of excitement in your chest, lights up your eyes, and makes you realize that we’re living in the future. Well, the Samsung Smart Window will deliver. The Samsung Smart Window is a window, but it’s a display. It’s a giant transparent […]

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Building with 3D Printing
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Dubai’s 6m x 12m “Printer” Using an automated robotic arm to extrude a mixture of cement and additives, this single story office was printed using a 6m high, 12m wide and 37m long platform.

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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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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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