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Plastered on the hoardings outside each of Crossrail’s 10 central stations, written in bold, blue capital letters are the words “OPENING DECEMBER 2018”.
Anyone who can recall their school days will know why prefabricated buildings once had such a bad name – lessons in damp, cold structures which felt like little more than cardboard boxes sitting on paving slabs.
Buildings are on the cusp of a revolution.
Soon all buildings could become autonomous, able to tell us when to change light bulbs or how to stock canteens while controlling their own heating and cooling systems.
Siemens’ recently inaugurated Swiss campus is evolving the design and construction of efficient offices.
Evolving healthcare and education priorities could dramatically overhaul future hospitals schools. So what does this mean for building design.
Contractor Willmott Dixon is trialling a new exoskeleton vest.
Transforming the procurement and delivery of civil engineering projects is a major issue for the industry at large. Leading the way are specialist SME companies like PCSG.
Crossrail’s unfolding problems suggest the management team was out of touch with the scale of issues it faced, so how can project leaders stay in the know and keep programmes on track.
Alan Dawson knew about magazine design and production, how to find a printer, where to buy paper and how to negotiate postal contracts.
New Civil Engineer research exposes challenges around designing steel to concrete connections.
When it comes to learning lessons, the team delivering Hinkley Point C has a full textbook to go on.