Andy Pearson

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    Projects: Tales from the riverbank

    2018-01-22T13:09:00

    On a tight site whose logistical challenges include four London Underground tunnels, the £1.5bn Southbank Place is rapidly taking shape, using BIM and prefabrication to push the project along

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    Temporary school for Grenfell won planning after it opened

    2017-10-27T06:00:00

    Project completed in just nine weeks, opening three weeks before planning approval was given

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    Talkin’ bout a revolution

    2017-07-27T06:00:00

    Take some well-tested modern manufacturing techniques, add them to a radical streamlined procurement route that makes the supplier king and you have the beginnings of what could be a revolution in how we build. Ike Ijeh reports on the latest advances in off-site manufacture

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    London's High Point: Race to the top

    2017-08-30T11:10:00

    In creating the UK’s tallest build-for-rent development – Highpoint in London’s Elephant and Castle – flexibility, efficiency and speed were key concepts for contractor Mace and structural engineer AKT II

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    Project: Designer dome - the O2's recreation transformation

    2017-10-18T14:16:00

    The original Millennium Dome’s latest incarnation is as a destination for recreation. Andy Pearson finds out how to build a retail outlet village in a tent

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    Projects: Grenfell - how to build a school in nine weeks

    2017-10-27T05:42:00

    At the base of Grenfell Tower sits a state-of-the-art secondary school – now lying empty. The Education and Skills Funding Agency had a single summer to find 960 pupils a temporary new home

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    V&A: Underground art

    2016-06-30T06:00:00

    The V&A’s £49.5m subterranean extension had to be built without closing the main museum and without damaging the listed facades of the surrounding buildings. Building reports on how Arup, AL_A and Wates made it without a wobble

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    Scotland Yard: Crime scene

    2016-08-26T06:00:00

    In converting a 1930s police station into the Metropolitan Police’s new HQ, contractor Bam faced a difficult case. But noise reduction criteria, a cramped site and a high level of security were no match for Bam’s trusty team

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    Building a bridge across the Mersey

    2016-09-30T06:00:00

    Constructing a six-lane road link across the River Mersey involved several challenges

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    Taking off into BiMSpace

    2016-11-10T07:30:00

    Balfour Beatty has been co-ordinating the National Automotive Innovation Centre project from its digital modelling powerhouse hut, developed by Cullinan Studio. We took a look into BiMspace, winner of BIM Initiative of the Year

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    King’s College Hospital: Surgical precision

    2017-01-12T06:00:00

    Inserting a new intensive care ward above the live theatre block of King’s College Hospital required meticulous planning, an ingenious solution to hoisting steelwork and a steady nerve

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    One Blackfriars: Second time around

    2017-02-24T06:00:00

    Three years after completing One St George Wharf in London’s Vauxhall, St George is well on its way to the top of a striking residential skyscraper on the South Bank

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    Notes from a small island: Tristan da Cunha's medical centre

    2017-04-27T06:00:00

    Building a medical centre is all in a day’s work for Galliford Try. But it’s a different matter when the work takes place on a volcanic island 2,000km from the nearest inhabited land. This is a prefab new-build with a difference

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    Bracknell: Talk of the town

    2017-07-19T06:00:00

    Bracknell is the first post-war new town to be comprehensively demolished and rebuilt - to the tune of £750m. Building visited just weeks before completion to see a scheme that hopes to get shoppers and visitors returning in droves

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    Drivers of eco design

    2012-03-09T00:00:00

    What will drive sustainable construction in 2012? Early indications suggest that regulations, corporate responsibility and energy consumption will all play major roles - and that this could be the year that the gap between a building’s predicted and actual performance is scrutinized. Andy Pearson reports

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    Geoengineering: Space age solutions

    2012-03-09T00:00:00

    Governments admit they have failed to reduce our co2 emissions, so now geoengineering could be our only option to counteract climate change. Andy Pearson explains how this could involve anything from covering deserts with reflective surfaces to putting a shield for the earth in space. Illustration by Philip Veall

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    Ecobuild 2012: Spotlights

    2012-03-09T00:00:00

    From solar powered transport to timber structures and the latest in urban design, Ecobuild is showcasing the very best in sustainability. So what’s taking centre stage this year? Andy Pearson reports

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    Special report: Building envelopes

    2012-03-30T00:00:00

    Upgrading a facade not only brings aesthetic benefits, it can help extend the building’s life and improve environmental performance. Here we look at facade systems that can be installed with minimal disturbance and, crucially, do not require a building to be vacated. Andy Pearson reports

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    Special report: M&E on BIM

    2012-04-20T00:00:00

    Mott MacDonald has set itself a tough 2013 deadline for using BIM on all its projects, so it simulated a sports venue project to test out its skills

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    The Regs Files: Energy perfomance in homes

    2012-05-25T00:00:00

    With the energy performance of new homes proving far worse in practice than in theory, the government has been spurred into action - but its proposed quality assurance process for Part L compliance has not met with universal approval

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