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Foresight: The week ahead

Now-3 September On The Road and It's A Gas: An exhibition of petrol pumps, flyovers and architecture for the car.

The Architecture Foundation, London. Tues-Sun 12 noon-6pm.

Contact Jemima Burrill (020) 7839 9389.

17 July Mapping the town: Presenter Julian Richards investigates why the Romans decided to create one of their principal cities in Leicester.

11am, Radio 4 18 July Better by Design: The Airline Seat: Designers Richard Seymour and Dick Powell return to rethink more malfunctioning everyday objects. This week's mission is to revolutionise the modern day torture instrument known as the economy airline seat.

Channel 4. 8.30pm. Contact Danya Agababian (020) 7306 8797.

18 July Dispute avoidance and resolution in construction:

Evening seminar organised by the Chartered Institute of Building.

Bond Pearce, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth. 6.45pm.

Contact: Thelma Sorensen Tel/Fax: (01752) 843480 e-mail: tsorensen@ciob. org. uk

19-20 July Motorway and trunk road finance: Conference dealing with design, build, finance, operate models, with special attention to the UK's A13 Thames Gateway DBFO, Irish and Portuguese road concessions, and projects in Finland and South Africa.

The Hatton Hotel, London Details www. smiconferences. co. uk 20 July The national construction benchmarking conference:

An opportunity to bring together and compare key performance indicators, exchange ideas about best practice and learn how the construction industry is implementing benchmarking.

BRE, Watford Details BRE Events, Fax: (01923) 664602

20 July Masterblasters - Fireworks! : Each year the city of Houston stages one of largest light, laser and firework shows in the world. Eric Tuckers' company Performance Pyrotechnics has put on several displays but orchestrating this extravaganza represents its biggest challenge yet.

BBC 2, 8.30pm. Contact Cramel Turner (020) 8752 6496

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