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    Inbox: A numbers game

    2012-01-20T00:00:00Z

    Readers note that a decision not to invest can be a wise one, that the big helping the small could amount to fewer accidents and that some calculations about the Green Deal could be flawed

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    Inbox: News analysis

    2011-12-02T00:00:00Z

    Readers interpret recent news of government funding for housing and architects’ unemployment

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    Inbox: pointing the finger

    2011-08-26T00:00:00Z

    It’s a matter of accountability this week, as readers blame the ONS for overestimating and distorting statistics, columnists for failing to give the full story, and arsonists - not timber - for being a fire risk

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    Inbox: Worry not

    2011-07-22T00:00:00Z

    What’s the best test? Regarding Rab Bennetts’ article (15 July, page 26), as an architect-turned-procurement-of-architects-specialist for a large software company, I am interested in seeing an example or a little more detail about the system for procuring architects that he would use to get a better qualitative assessment. He makes ...

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    Inbox: true colours

    2011-07-08T00:00:00Z

    This week we focus on colour, shape and scale: from blue language about would-be green buildings, to the demise of the wacky London skyscraper and the rise of the mega-consultant

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    The whole picture

    2011-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Knowledge is power this week as readers ponder the unknown factors affecting the new planning rules, rail against the complexity of government schemes and put Hansom right on an issue of detail

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    Inbox: Universally challenged

    2011-06-24T00:00:00Z

    This week, our readers take issue with ’champagne-drinking’ architects, plans to cut the cost of skyscrapers and the industry’s approach to labour and skills

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    Bank on this

    2011-06-17T00:00:00Z

    Money pervades readers’ thoughts this week, as they ponder project costs and value for money, whether suicide bids ever pay off, banks not lending - and what does zero mean, anyway?

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    Who can we blame?

    2011-06-10T00:00:00Z

    The knives are out this week for ineffectual green policymakers and boardroom cavemen who refuse to embrace BIM but, strangely, construction lawyers come out of it all unscathed

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    Time will tell

    2011-06-03T00:00:00Z

    It’s back to the future this week as readers reflect on whether or not the Localism Bill will deliver what it promises and if BIM heralds a bright new future

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    Inbox: who's right?

    2011-05-27T00:00:00Z

    There’s little consensus to be found this week: the merits of BIM are in dispute, as is the the economic case for high-speed rail, and readers even disagree about introducing double decker trains to the UK

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    Call in the experts

    2011-05-20T00:00:00Z

    Readers offer their specialist knowledge on matters various: a QS stands up for QSs, a solicitor fills a gap in a legal piece and a commuter appreciates the view

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    Righting wrongs

    2011-05-13T00:00:00Z

    This week readers take on iffy construction output data, poorly worded legislation, lawyers who overlook partnering and the rationale for building energy-from-waste facilities

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    The small print

    2011-05-06T00:00:00Z

    Readers are concerned with the nitty gritty this week. Did completion mean practical completion or not? Was it a bank or a public holiday? More importantly, to pay or not to pay?

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    Inbox: One fine day

    2011-04-21T00:00:00Z

     Imagine a world in which all building projects had superlative design, ultra efficient costs, sustainable solutions, spotless health and safety - and there were no outraged letters to publish

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    Inbox: What a waste

    2011-04-15T00:00:00Z

    Readers bemoan a perceived lack of ambition on Oxford Street’s revamp, unsuccessful attempts to cut costs on education projects and QSs who fail to tackle underbidding and uphold ethical practices

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    Spread the word

    2011-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Hansom is right (25 March, page 19) that the CIOB has better things to do than worry about a definition of construction management; and we’re doing them

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    More nuclear, please

    2011-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Having been struck by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, then flooded by a tidal wave over 10m high, the Fukushima reactors, understandably, suffered some damage

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    Bidding wars

    2011-04-08T00:00:00Z

    I have worked for main contractors for the majority of my 40-year career

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    Defects after completion

    2011-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Dominic Helps wrote an illuminating account of what damages a client might expect if serious faults are found in an otherwise completed and occupied building (18 March, page 47)