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Saturday25 October 2014

Letters

An award for building performance

10 Oct 14

An award based on actual building performance? One already exists

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BIM

Better understanding BIM

5 Sep 14

The RICS chief executive writes on Frank McLeod’s most recent BIM blog

Useful construction site

The procurement challenge

4 Sep 14

A reader writes and gives their views on the public sector procurement system

Housebuilding

Seizing the middle gap in housing

22 Aug 14

Speller Metcalfe’s Matt Brown responds to one of our blogs on housebuilding

BIM-Model

BIM is getting lost in translation

8 Aug 14

Having a common industry platform, like Australia does, would go some way to solving BIM problems

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London infrastructure: The long game

8 Aug 14

The London Infrastructure Plan 2050 will hopefully address some of the chronic shortfalls in investment

Different ways to shorten the skills gap

31 Jul 14

A reader responds to Simon Rawlinson’s column with her own ideas about how to tackle the skills shortage

Competition fails in our industry

25 Jul 14

Competition in the construction industry is a dysfunctional travesty of the real thing

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The Green Construction Board

4 Jul 14

Columnist Rudi Klein writes in about our Green Construction Board feature

Construction site

Abolish retention?

13 Jun 14

A reader responds to Tony Bingham’s latest column to argue that retention funds should not be abolished

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Use BIM for sustainability

9 May 14

We should use technology and intelligent information systems to their full potential in delivering the most efficient projects

Nick Raynsford

Housing: Check facts about coalition housing record

25 Apr 14

Nick Raynsford hits back in the latest round of his war of words with Andrew Stunell on the issue of social housing

Andrew Stunell

Housing: A maths lesson for Labour

25 Apr 14

Andew Stunell MP responds to Nick Raynsford’s critique of his coulmn on coalition housing policy

Nick Raynsford

Housing record is no cause for celebration

28 Mar 14

The Labour MP and Building columnist responds to Andrew Stunnell’s latest column in a letter to the editor

Alejandro Zaera-Polo

New Street architect speaks

14 Mar 14

Alejandro Zaera-Polo on the Birmingham station project’s atrium cladding

Asbestos

Asbestos training needed to avert tragedy

14 Mar 14

Chair of UK Asbestos Training Association reminds us of the dangers of asbestos

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Demand for better health and safety

14 Mar 14

‘Following the deaths of two construction workers we demand urgent action by the HSE’

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Standardisation is to be avoided

13 Dec 13

Debbie Aplin has raised some important issues about standardisation, which led to a recent landmark rejection by Eric Pickles

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UK needs housing crisis solution

6 Dec 13

The UK must look overseas for solutions to its housing crisis if it wishes to succed, writes Peter Vaughan

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Lower help to buy threshold

6 Dec 13

The government should consider lowering the threshold towards the average house or flat price

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