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Designing Buildings Wiki
The construction industry knowledge base
 

Featured articles and news
BIM Hub interview with Designing Buildings Wiki's Gregor Harvie
"We really need a period of consolidation, staying at Level 2 for a while, or there's a danger that parts of the industry will get permanently left behind..."
Natural gas

ICE guidance about natural gas.
Landscape as Urbanism

Review of Charles Waldheim's comprehensive and challenging 'General Theory' on landscape urbanism.
SMARTWaste case study

BRE interview with Canary Wharf Sustainability Manager about the SMARTWaste tool.
Beyond bending - the Armadillo Vault

The "milestone for stone engineering" showcased at the Venice Biennale.
Unusual building of the week - The Robot Building

An unusual response to high-tech postmodernist building design.
Business-focused maintenance

New BSRIA guide provides a methodology for using maintenance budgets more effectively.

Saving the City

Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners unveil their Saving the City exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
Building of the week - Burj al Arab
One of the tallest, most expensive and luxurious hotels in the world, the Burj al Arab is the building that put Dubai on the map.

Around the web

IEMA, June

Survey reveals concern that environmental issues will be downgraded in infrastructure decisions in the event of Brexit.

Gottardo, 1 June

Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest rail tunnel, opens after 17 years of construction.

Construction Enquirer, 1 June

Balfour/Mott team break motorway resurfacing record.

The Guardian, 31 May

MP calls for full inquiry into London's Garden Bridge finances.

BPF, 27 May

Property industry warns against rushing to privatise the Land Registry.

RICS, 27 May

Update on commodity prices in civil engineering projects.

Construction Manager, 27 May

World's first 3D-printed office completed in just 17 days.
 

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