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This week's featured article - Preventing overheating
New guidance and assessment protocol from BRE for the prevention of overheating in dwellings.

Review of the RIBA's new book on adapting designs for water.
Heritage cases on enforcement registers

IHBC considers the shortcomings of enforcement registers.
Kaohsiung Station, Taiwan

Design unveiled for a massive new transportation hub in Taiwan.

Unusual building of the week

Sage Gateshead, an award-winning performance venue designed by Foster and Partners.
Abraham Darby III

Biography of the ironmaster who contributed to the construction of the Iron Bridge, the world's first entirely cast iron civil engineering structure.
Innovation and Research Awards

Entries sought for CIOB's 2016 International Innovation and Research Awards.
Craft your future

Following the success of their annual competition, CIOB launch a Minecraft game to attract a new generation of construction managers.
Air conditioning study

BSRIA's study of the global air conditioning market reveals disappointing growth.
Building of the week - US Capitol
One of the most famous buildings in America and the nation's centre of politics since 1793.

Around the web

New London Architecture, 7 July

Crossrail chairman says transport can unlock London's housing.

Construction Enquirer, 7 July

Arcadis predict post-Brexit boom in London property because of the falling pound., 7 July

South Yorkshire option for High Speed 2 could bring significant cost savings.

GCR, July

Malaysian researchers recycle dried sewage to make concrete.

Construction Manager, 6 July

Profile of Paul Nash, the new President of CIOB.

RICS, 5 July

What is the value of the White House?

The Guardian, 4 July

The UK construction industry reports its worst month in 7 years.

Dezeen, 4 July

Shortlist announced for the World Building of the Year 2016 .

Construction Manager, 4 July

Skanska to use robots for the next phase of the Battersea Power Station development.

ArchDaily, 1 July

Glass-bottomed 'Skyslide' opens on the side of a Los Angeles tower.

Construction Manager, 1 July

London's planning authorities crack down on iceberg basements.

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