Open Mic

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    An idea with wings

    2013-07-12T00:00:00Z

    An expanded Heathrow can be built years before the alternatives - that’s years in which we can compete in the global race for trade, jobs and growth

  • George Martin
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    Why we need DECs

    2013-06-04T10:04:00Z

    The current focus on Energy Performance Certificates is a distraction from the vital monitoring that’s needed to reveal how buildings perform when people are actually using them

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    BIM: Cultural shift

    2013-05-14T09:35:00Z

    A survey by RICS shows that nearly half of the sector is still not using BIM. We must work to overcome the barrriers to engagement, says Alan Muse

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    The right leadership team

    2013-04-26T00:00:00Z

    Strengthen your executive board - put a woman on it

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    Criminal responsibility

    2013-04-12T00:00:00Z

    Designing out crime is threatened by deregulation of the planning system  

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    Middle-aged folks homes

    2013-03-22T00:00:00Z

    Finding a model of retirement living that appeals to 60-something baby boomers is the key to solving the housing shortage, argues Richard Morton

  • Willmott Dixon
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    Exploiting the green market

    2013-02-08T00:00:00Z

    The green agenda is poised to create thousands of jobs and real growth. But imagination and commitment are needed to grasp this chance, says Willmott Dixon’s Chris Durkin

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    Race for the prize

    2013-01-16T07:00:00Z

    Building’s Green for Growth campaign calls for the roll-out of display energy certificates to commercial buildings. British Land’s Justin Snoxall explains how this could work

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    Why SMEs are missing out on public sector work

    2012-12-07T00:00:00Z

    SMEs are missing out on public sector work because of a lack of procurement expertise

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    Why building retirement housing could help the young

    2012-11-23T00:00:00Z

    Encouraging older people to move to high-quality retirement housing will free up family homes for the young to move into