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One in five construction workers are foreign-born

New findings from the Home Builders Federation show that one in five construction workers building homes are foreign-born. Steve Mansour, CEO of building insurance specialists, CRL commented:  “The results of the Home Builders Federation emphasise what we already know; the construction industry depends... View Article

The rise of smart buildings

Keith Carey of Salto Systems takes a look at the trends having a significant impact on access control, and how they are putting smart systems at the heart of how buildings will be operated in the future. There is a... View Article
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RIBA President Ben Derbyshire writes letter to The Times

“Sir, In Clive Aslet’s Thunderer (“It’s time architects designed homes people really want”, Nov 30), he excoriates architects and, in particular, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), where I have recently taken over as president, for being obsessed by... View Article

Armstrong CPD explains the advantages of metal ceilings

Armstrong’s RIBA-approved CPD gives an insight into the value of metal ceiling solutions. A RIBA-approved CPD which details the benefits of specifying metal systems is now available from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions. The presentation, which gives architects a one-hour CPD credit,... View Article

3D Printing in concrete

Additive manufacturing removes design limitations for concrete components. Concrete components are traditionally made by casting. But the mold needed places significant limitations on design possibilities. 3D printing now provides new freedom in shaping. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich... View Article

New survey shows housebuilding rate declining

Construction of new homes has fallen significantly since the EU referendum, according to a new survey of housebuilding companies published today. Housebuilders are also sceptical that the government’s target of building one million new homes by 2020 will be met,... View Article
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2017 Creativity in Concrete Award winner – ACME Architects

The 2017 winner of the British Precast Creativity in Concrete Award is ACME. ACME, acronym for ‘A Company Making Everything’, was established in London ten years ago, and has since expanded internationally. Working in the fields of urban planning, contemporary... View Article
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