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15 October 2013 | by

In this programme we visit the Scale Lane Swing Bridge and see it in action as the 900 tonne structure swings over the 60m-wide Hull. We look at how the structure was designed and made and examine the bridge’s role in regenerating the eastern bank of the river.

07 October 2013 | by

The government's Strategy for Sustainable Construction (published in June 2008) aims to reduce waste from construction, demolition and excavation (“CD & E” waste) to 50% of 2008 figures by 2012. WRAP, the Waste & Resources Action Programme, has developed a Construction Waste Commitment to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and to increase the amount of recycled content used in construction.

02 September 2013 | by

As well as looking at the properties of rammed earth, or pise, this programme asks whether concrete should be added as a stabiliser, the issue of cost, and along the way we look at some high-profile failures and successes.

02 September 2013 | by

To illustrate recent changes in the law we look at two recent high-profile cases in which entire buildings were concealed in an attempt to evade planning control (one behind a wall of straw, the other within a barn).

18 July 2013 | by

In July 2013 RIBA Enterprises gathered together experts from various disciplines involved in the construction industry, to debate the development of legal documentation in response to the increasing adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and in particular the BIM Protocol published by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in February 2013.

18 July 2013 | by

A variety of speakers – covering architectural practitioners, advisers, designers, academics, contractors (in UK and USA) and engineers, etc – answer a range of questions on BIM to explain the practical benefits of BIM and the future realities. This is a really useful intervention for those yet to take up on BIM as it points out the cost benefits and time-saving in clear details. For those interested in developing their extant use of BIM it explores the future technological potential.

18 July 2013 | by

In July 2013 RIBA Enterprises gathered together experts from various disciplines involved in the construction industry, to debate the development of legal documentation in response to the increasing adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and in particular the BIM Protocol published by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in February 2013.

18 July 2013 | by

In July 2013 RIBA Enterprises gathered together experts from various disciplines involved in the construction industry, to debate the development of legal documentation in response to the increasing adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and in particular the BIM Protocol published by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in February 2013.

17 July 2013 | by

This programme explains the main differences in the revised Code for Sustainable Homes and looks at where the Code is headed in the future.

17 July 2013 | by

Ronan Point, a tower block in east London which suffered a fatal partial collapse in 1968 due to a gas explosion, was a critical event that changed the way UK engineers considered robustness. This programme, in the context of modern construction practice, takes a look at the relevance of Ronan Point today.

11 July 2013 | by

BSI’s new standard, PAS1192-2 Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling, has been launched to support the Government’s Construction Strategy which aims to reduce the construction cost of public sector assets by 20-30%.

11 July 2013 | by

In this programme Sweett Group director Andrew Moore and architect Suzette Vela Burkett, a director of Aukett Fitzroy Robinson, discuss how the project team ensure the scheme is built within the agreed cost parameters.

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