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Slippery slope


I was interested and encouraged by the recent British Construction Industry Awards with one exception - the ski centre in Dubai.

This may be a structural wonder, but it is essentially a public display of conspicuous wealth, a great waste of scarce recourses and a signicant contributor to global warming.

Surely the award of a prize should not be based purely on the design and construction of a project, but should also take into account of its impact.

John F Woodward OBE, Holly Cottage, The Fairstead, Cley, Norfolk NR25 7RJ

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