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Risk in building design and construction
The development of buildings is carried out in several phases, all involving hazards and uncertainty. So what are the different types of risk?
Featured building

Despite soaring costs and controversy, the 'Giant Egg' is one of modern Beijing's most iconic buildings.
Neighbourhood planning

A watered-down Neighbourhood Planning Bill has been introduced into Parliament to speed up neighbourhood planning and simplify compulsory purchase.
District heating

BSRIA look at what the government can do to encourage district heating.
Property development and music

With the closure of Fabric, one of Britain’s best known nightclubs, U+I ask how property development can save music and cultural venues.
Independent certification of housing

BRE explain the value of independent certificates for housing.
 
2016 Carbuncle Cup
BD Online announce the winner of this year's Carbuncle Cup, for 'crimes against architecture'.

Around the web

BBC, 7 Sept

The Grain A chimney becomes the tallest concrete structure ever demolished in the UK.

BIM plus, 8 Sept

UK construction has adopted drones faster than any other sector.

Harvard, 8 Sept

Study shows green buildings have a positive link to higher cognitive function.

BRE Buzz, 8 Sept

Sebrae Sustainability Center sets the standard for buildings-in-use in Brazil.

ICE, 8 Sept

ICE London hosts a Heritage River Thames Boat Tour as part of Open House 2016.

Construction Index, 7 Sept

Survey of SME house-builders reveals two-thirds have seen no significant changes to project pipelines post-Brexit.

Network Rail, 6 Sept

Network Rail to unlock land for 12,000 new homes by 2020.

UCATT, 6 Sept

UCATT calls for improvements in apprenticeships following Government report.


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