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    South-east Asia - getting warmer

    2018-07-18T06:00:00Z

    With booming economies and rapid population growth, South-east Asia is on the UK government’s radar – but are British construction companies too late to the party?

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    Lead times: April-June 2018

    2018-07-17T09:34:00Z

    More packages experienced an increase in lead times than in the previous quarter, while a growing number of companies are struggling to find skilled labour as workloads increase

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    Eastern promise

    2018-07-16T06:00:00Z

    Jim Dunton looks at whether Japan’s successful ‘car factory’ approach could help British housebuilders meet the government’s 300,000-units-a-year target in the future

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    Cutting-edge BIM

    2018-07-16T06:00:00Z

    Automation, 3D modelling and generative design processes are no longer a pipe dream – they are transforming how flagship developments are constructed. Jamie Harris looks at two pioneering projects using technology to create results that couldn’t have been achieved without BIM

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    From the archive: 2005

    2018-07-13T10:56:00Z

    This week, we interviewed James Lidgate, chief executive of Legal General Homes, who is on a mission to produce 15,000 homes a year with the help of modular design. However, long before the 2017 government white paper called for offsite strategies, and the current rallying cry for modular,

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    Sketch of the week: Affordable housing project, Ladywell, south-east London

    2018-07-13T10:53:00Z

    This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by project architect Sarah Ernst at Architype

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    Image of the week: A flying visit

    2018-07-13T10:50:00Z

    Thousands of onlookers lined the Mall and the royals watched from a Buckingham Palace balcony as “up to 100” aircraft took part in the centenary celebrations of the Royal Air Force

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    Online poll: Modular housing take-off

    2018-07-13T10:27:00Z

    This week’s poll: Are we finally about to see modular techniques take off and solve the UK’s much-publicised housing crisis?

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    Breaking the traditional housing model: James Lidgate talks to Building

    2018-07-13T06:00:00Z

    L G has ambitious plans to set up a diversified housing business delivering 15,000 homes a year – a large share of them modular

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    Analysis: Carillion by numbers

    2018-07-12T06:00:00Z

    Since the contracting giant went bust six months ago, a mess of startling facts and figures have emerged into the public domain. Dave Rogers picks his way through