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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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When the wind blows

The UK is one of the top locations in the world for wind power and considered to be the best in Europe. That may be great for the drive towards renewable energy but not so great for the world of construction. With much of our work carried out outdoors, the weather plays a huge role […]...
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World Environment Day 2018

Today, June 5th, is World Environment Day, the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Beginning in 1974, the campaign is now widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Taking up one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time, this year’s theme (which is being hosted […]...
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Norway creating a ‘timber skyscraper’

A Norwegian developer is breaking records with the construction of what is thought will become the world’s tallest timber building. Spanning 18 floors and reaching 80 metres in height, ‘Mjøstårnet’ will be some 30 metres taller than any existing timber building. Overlooking a lake in the small town of Brumunddal (about an hour and a […]...
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Science offers an unusual solution for aging concrete problems

It’s safe to say that the invention of reinforced concrete had a huge impact on construction, industry and engineering. But, while this material has given us many great structures, we all know that, as a building ages, cracks can appear and, with the knock-on effect this can have on underlying steel reinforcements, structures can literally […]...
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