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David Percy from the University of Salford applies mathematical principles to car park design. Crunching the numbers he suggests some design recommendations that could make parking the car a lot less painful.

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Uniclass 2015, the unified classification system for all UK construction sectors, continues to evolve. Find out more about the latest changes and the journey so far.

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Wonder why you'd need a specification and what the benefits would be? Tempted to do without a specification at all? We've 10 key reasons as to why you shouldn't scrimp when it comes to specifications.

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An authoritative guide to planning, creating and living with tall buildings, thoroughly reworked to reflect the latest industry developments, drawing on the advice and knowledge of more than 20 highly respected industry specialists.

21 September 2016 | by

An authoritative guide to planning, creating and living with tall buildings, thoroughly reworked to reflect the latest industry developments, drawing on the advice and knowledge of more than 20 highly respected industry specialists.

21 September 2016 | by

The idea behind biomimicry is simple: Nature has already solved a myriad of the problems that we are facing now, so why not use that to our advantage?

19 September 2016 | by

The latest edition of Architectural Design (AD) explores the digital construction revolution and the challenges it poses for traditional views of ownership and authorship.

14 September 2016 | by

John Hill explores a century's worth of 'signficant' buildings in 100 Years 100 Buildings.

09 September 2016 | by

A new project to transform building facades into ‘biological computers’ made up of ‘digestive’ bricks that can create useful products from waste has been launched at Newcastle University.

09 September 2016 | by

A new generation of materials and structures will address concrete damage at various length and timescales.

08 September 2016 | by

The pace of technological change won’t let up so needs to be embraced. While other industries may have made the digital leap earlier, the construction revolution is now well underway. We look at the road ahead as roles and disciplines blur to the role of a new generation of digital natives to whom BIM will just be business as usual.

07 September 2016 | by

The doors to some of England’s most interesting and unique buildings are set to be thrown open this month as part of the annual Heritage Open Days festival.

26 August 2016 | by

A parliamentary inquiry into the accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces has been launched and views are being sought until Wednesday 12 October 2016.

25 August 2016 | by

David Percy from the University of Salford applies mathematical principles to car park design. Crunching the numbers he suggests some design recommendations that could make parking the car a lot less painful.

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