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Scaling new heights

While Marvel’s superhero, Spider-Man, has been scaling skyscrapers ever since the character was first created back in 1962, for the rest of us, such things can only be achieved with scaffolding, harnesses and a list of health and safety precautions as long as that skyscraper! Being able to climb up walls or across ceilings without […]...
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Five flat-roof defects to look out for

Modern flat-roofing systems are strong, long-lasting and quick to install. They provide a building with a high standard of insulation and represent great value for money. What’s not to like? Well, like many construction products, flat-roofing will only offer these advantages if the system is correctly installed and properly maintained. Anything else could mean you’re […]...
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Solar energy-collecting windows soon to be a reality

We’re all used to seeing solar panels on rooftops and at ground level in ‘solar farms’ but, with solar power being a clean, renewable and (unless our sun suddenly dies out) limitless source of energy, are there any other ways we can harness it? Always keen to explore new technologies that will influence the built-environment, […]...
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Best of British

Forty-nine building/ design projects were recently given a RIBA National Award for 2018 (with six of these going on to be shortlisted for the prestigious Stirling Prize). The RIBA National Awards, which celebrate and recognise the finest contemporary design and construction trends among new British architecture, have been presented since 1966. Every year, there is […]...
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Keep your cool

Being at the mercy of the weather can be tough for construction workers. Under a hot summer sun (like we’ve been experiencing this year in the UK), the site worker’s ‘uniform’ of heavy work boots, thick safety gloves and a stuffy hard hat can soon make the working day uncomfortable and even bring about hazards […]...
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