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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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Have you got ‘footie fever’ or does work comes first?

With England finally breaking their World Cup penalty shoot-out curse and beating Columbia to make it through to the quarter finals, the nation has a true case of football fever! But, with some of this World Cup’s games taking place during normal working hours, are tradespeople living up to a reputation for choosing footie over […]...
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Helping our pollinators

Summer is here and with it comes the inevitable high pollen counts and buzzing of bees and other insects – but what is this season of pollination all about? And, what does it have to do with us here in the construction world? Let’s start with pollination (the transfer of pollen grains from the male […]...
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Erith site picks up an award

Winners of the first round of the 2018 NHBC Pride in the Job awards have just been announced and, among that list, we’re delighted to see our colleague from L & Q, Dave Martin, given a Quality Award for his work at the Erith Baths site. Now in its 38th year, Pride in the Job […]...
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