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Housing

Tom Dickson

Collaboration is key to Starter Homes

24 Jan 17 | By Tom Dickson

Local authority partnerships now have ambitious targets for delivering homes for first time buyers, and much depends on knowledge sharing with stakeholders

Alan Shingler

Prefabrication can have a positive impact on architecture

3 Jan 17 | By Alan Shingler

Let’s remain open-minded about the architectural quality modular construction can deliver

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Architects & design

Claire Wansbury

How green space can pay its way in garden villages

9 Jan 17 | By Claire Wansbury

Cost-benefit analysis of the impact of the natural environment on people could be used to plan the proposed wave of garden villages

Alan Shingler

Prefabrication can have a positive impact on architecture

3 Jan 17 | By Alan Shingler

Let’s remain open-minded about the architectural quality modular construction can deliver

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Legal

Chris Atkins

Basement builders: can you dig it?

23 Jan 17 | By Chris Atkins

What basement builders need to consider after a landmark High Court ruling

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Non-delegable duty

20 Jan 17 | By Ted Lowery

Did a contractor owe a non-delegable duty in respect of the actions of its independent subcontractor?

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Infrastructure

Jason Millett

Construction has never been so crucial

17 Jan 17 | By Jason Millett

As the government finalises its industrial strategy, Mace has some suggestions for boosting construction output

Phil Harris

Time to expand the use of PF2

13 Jan 17 | By Phil Harris

Will the success of some key education projects lead to a wider use of PF2 to fund a growing need for social infrastructure

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Contractors

James Wates

Move on up

18 Jan 17 | By James Wates

Construction has always valued experience and ability over background and connections. But it can still do a lot more to help increase social mobility - and apprenticeships should be at the heart of our efforts

Richard Threlfall

The rise and fall of the mega-city

11 Jan 17 | By Richard Threlfall

Mega-cities are no longer sustainable and the bigger they become, the less likely are they to function efficiently

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Education & healthcare

Mark Halstead

Efficiency in the NHS doesn’t have to mean cost cutting

8 Dec 16 | By Mark Halstead

NHS trusts must squeeze every penny out of limited captial funding, but with some careful thought at in the early stages they can deliver better outcomes

Ben Bolgar

Placemaking in student housing

6 Dec 16 | By Ben Bolgar

Involving students, staff and the local community in masterplanning has helped transform this university campus

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QS

Bruce McAra

Why is productivity better in the US?

4 Jan 17 | By Bruce McAra

To build our ambitious infrastructure and housing programmes the UK needs to improve its productivity levels, and the Americans can show us how

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Analysis

New homes being built at a garden village

It takes a village

11 Jan 17 | By David Blackman

The government’s recent commitment to back 14 new garden villages sounds like a lovely idea, providing 48,000 much-needed homes in stand-alone communities

Hinkley

2017: The mists of time to come…

3 Jan 17 | By Joey Gardiner

It’s been a long time since the industry - and the country - has faced a year of such uncertainty. Joey Gardiner tries to make sense of it all


Hansom HT

Hansom: Money, money, money

20 Jan 17

This week, the Garden Bridge Trust is keen to close its funding gap and a place close to my heart is getting a big cash boost. However, one lucky householder doesn’t have to worry about how much things cost …

sustainability: building performance

Nicola Gillen

Five steps to detoxifying your office

17 Jan 17 | By Nicola Gillen

Toxic workplaces risk employee wellbeing, so here’s how to rethink your work environment

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sustainability: design

Nicola Gillen

Five steps to detoxifying your office

17 Jan 17 | By Nicola Gillen

Toxic workplaces risk employee wellbeing, so here’s how to rethink your work environment

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Sustainability: UK policy & regulation

Conor Leyden

How to build homes safely in flood prone areas

20 Jan 17 | By Conor Leyden

New homes can be built safely in flood prone areas but we need to have a grown-up conversation about development

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sustainability: international

Nick Cullen

Will Trump ever be a cheerleader for sustainable development?

20 Jan 17 | By Nick Cullen

The new US president isn’t known for his commitment to tackling climate change, yet if he can see the economic benefit for his country he might become a convert

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sustainability: green energy

Barny Evans

Sapping energy: How to react to new energy regulations

21 Dec 16 | By Barny Evans

Developers and property managers take note: new regulations will affect your energy performance certificate for existing buildings

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sustainability: refurbishment

Helen Gough

What’s in store for the commercial sector in 2017?

4 Jan 17 | By Helen Gough

The current climate of uncertainty may lead to some unexpected opportunities within the UK offices market

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sustainability: water and waste

Conor Leyden

How to build homes safely in flood prone areas

20 Jan 17 | By Conor Leyden

New homes can be built safely in flood prone areas but we need to have a grown-up conversation about development

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