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A recent report has urged the government to help save Britain’s once thriving coastal communities. Here, we discuss what can be done to equip Britain’s seaside towns with the tools they need to survive in a modern, globalised world. Coastal communities that once thrived as pleasure resorts in the 19th century have been neglected for...
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A number of garden communities are either planned or under construction across England, helping to close the housing supply gap. Yet, with thousands of homes within the UK still to be built – despite having planning permission – masterplanner Patrick Clarke looks at how to speed up the delivery of these large-scale projects while ensuring...
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Social value lead Guy Schmidt recently presented at the 2nd Global Conference on Creating Value, which focused on the problems, potential and real life uses of value creation. Here, he discusses his time at the event, which took place in New York in May. After being mentioned and discussed across several presentations in varying contexts,...
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In this blog, Ant Wilson MBE – CIBSE Silver Medal recipient, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Director of Sustainability, Building Engineering at Perfect Circle partner AECOM – shares his thoughts and top tips on how Scotland can meet its ambitious, new low carbon targets: As part of Scotland’s transition to a low...
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Victoria Brambini headed to MIPIM – world’s largest property event – for the first time as Perfect Circle’s managing director. Here, she reflects this year’s event. With a fresh set of objectives for 2019, my inaugural MIPIM visit as managing director of Perfect Circle gave the perfect opportunity to talk to so many property, construction...
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Perfect Circle MD Victoria Brambini discusses how she will be using her experience to inspire others and improve the gender imbalance. As women in positions of responsibility and as our careers progress, we must become visible role models to inspire the next generation. I believe it is vital we capture the attention and imagination of...
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New digital solutions are changing how to design, construct and maintain railways. For rail owners and operators, the good news is better safety for rail workers and travelers. European rail travel is becoming more popular as people choose high-speed rail, metro systems and commuter trains over flying and driving. However, the increased demand, together with...
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By David Hutt, London – February 2018 With the construction industry under mounting pressure to address the widening skills shortage, it is vitally important that we begin to engage with young people and start to develop their understanding of the industry. It’s documented that to meet the demands of the current skills shortage in the...
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By Andy Thomas, Basingstoke – February 2018 Immersive technology is providing new ways of looking at major infrastructure projects. Stagecoach Group & Network Rail recently used the tech to get passengers on board with its £800 million Waterloo Station expansion plans. The last thing rail commuters want are delays; so when construction works and capacity...
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By Alastair Hamilton, Leicester – January 2018 MORE than 300 commissions and 132 clients are just the beginning of the Perfect Circle success story during the consortium’s first year of delivering projects through the Scape National Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework. Alastair Hamilton, Framework Director, believes that the real success lies in the establishment...
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