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Greenwich Uni First Construction Summer School

Construction Chat organised Greenwich University’s first Construction Summer School for Year 10 pupils from the Royal Greenwich University Technology College (UTC). More than 60 pupils keen to pursue careers in construction and engineering have spent three days at the University of Greenwich designing a new education centre for the World Heritage Site. After being presented with…

Posted on November 22nd, 2016
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Design considerations – BBC GSCE Architecture

A futuristic performing arts centre in Leicester WatchClip duration:04.27 Does Leicester’s futuristic Curve Theatre fit in with the local community? A modern approach to designing department stores WatchClip duration:05.00 How department stores are being designed to create an exciting and interesting experience. A modernistic approach to design at London Zoo WatchClip duration:02.55 Dan Cruickshank showcases…

Posted on December 16th, 2014
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Salaries break £100,000 barrier for construction professionals

A severe shortage of white-collar staff is seeing salaries for some construction professionals break the £100,000 barrier. Soaring salary rates are concentrated in London and the South East for pre-construction professionals like planning and design managers.  Estimators are also seeing wages rocket while the era of £100,000-a-year project managers is approaching. One recruitment specialist at…

Posted on October 11th, 2014

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UK Winter Electricity Blackouts

Britain may have to rely on costly emergency measures to keep the lights on during winter after spare capacity in the power market is surplus to demand. Power stations operating under normal market conditions will produce barely enough electricity to meet peak demand following a series of coal plant closures, National Grid analysis shows. The “spare margin” between peak electricity…

Posted on November 30th, 2016
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Would you live in a house clinging to a cliff?

A design for a home anchored to a sheer cliff face offers a striking vista. But what would it take to live in such a place, asks Jon Kelly. For sale: distinctive seaside property with spectacular coastal views. Would suit high-value buyer untroubled by vertigo. So far it only exists as a concept, but the…

Posted on November 20th, 2016
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Becoming a CIOB Member

Josh Trimmer Site Manager at Morgan Sindall (Construction & Infrastructure) For students, graduates and young professionals there are some really great opportunities available within the construction industry and in the early stages of your career the most important thing is to broaden your horizons, soak up as much information as you can and gain as…

Posted on March 5th, 2015
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How to Stop Contaminated Plastics Entering Your Manufacturing Process

Up until now there hasn’t been a cost effective way to stop incorrect materials entering your production facility…NOW there is and it’s called the identiPolQA2 If you are unfamiliar with the identiPolQA2 please let me explain how it can help you to avoid incorrect / contaminated plastics entering your manufacturing process which in return could…

Posted on January 28th, 2015

Planning and Permitted Development

Industry experts, here to aid yourself with Planning and Building Regulations advice to help you find to the best solution. Whilst the purpose of town planning is about regulating, there are some types of development that are automatically permitted. Known as Permitted Development Rights, this allows the householder to make some “minor” changes to their…

Posted on January 26th, 2015
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