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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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By Lee Summersgill, Leeds – January 2018 After recently attending the Public Sector Asset & Estate Management Conference, it is clear that the previous two years have seen a significant increase in commercial activity and investment from local authorities. With £1.2b spent in 2016 and expectation that this figure will increase in 2017, the scale...
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By Kev Coulin, Bristol – January 2018 The often discussed and much experienced performance gap is what’s at work when you get a much larger energy bill for your new building than you were expecting. For owner occupiers, involved throughout the design and construction process, this can be particularly frustrating and for those whose revenue...
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By Sarah Davidson, London – January 2018 “True collaborative working requires mutual understanding and trust” while “collaborative working is essential if information is to be produced and delivered in a consistent timely manner”, according to BIM standard PAS 1192-2. The overriding message here is clear – collaboration or co-operation lies at the centre of successful...
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By Caroline Toplis, Nottingham – January 2018 The current state of play Infrastructure is associated with over half of all UK carbon emissions[1], 30% of which is directly attributed to the construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure assets, and the remaining 70% attributed to the users of infrastructure. Furthermore, since 2000, the real cost of...
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By Richard Green, Manchester – January 2018 There is an ongoing, urgent need to speed up the delivery of high quality housing, in particular social housing in the UK. This situation has been continuing for a number of years… we are still only building on average around 140,000 homes per year across the UK and...
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