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Welcome to Leeds: EfW facility forms huge living wall landmark

A striking timber frame and careful consideration of sustainability helped secure planning permission for Leeds City Council’s new EfW facility, which involves Clugston Construction creating one of the largest living walls in Europe.

The current landmark has taken three years of hard work

Forth Crossing team hoovers the seabed for Scotland's new megabridge

Underwater cleaning, 380-hour concrete pours and harsh Scottish weather push contractors on the mammoth £790m scheme to the limit.

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Heathrow redesign drives efficiencies at T2 car park

When Laing O’Rourke was appointed to build Heathrow Terminal 2’s new car park, a design revision called for modular construction. A challenging design prompted Bison Manufacturing to produce the thinnest precast concrete plank yet made in the UK.

Martyn Kelly sustainability director Lafarge Tarmac

We must leave a materials legacy built on data

There’s a growing understanding that the traditional linear model of ‘make, use, dispose’ is unsustainable.

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Leeds EfW brought to life with high-spec concrete

A striking timber-framed design for a new EfW facility in Leeds catches the eye –but a huge volume of reinforced concrete mixed to high specifications is what’s holding it together.

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BIM crucial to concrete work at London Bridge

Waldeck’s is tackling the design of the platform structure in precast concrete units for FP McCann as part of London Bridge station’s redevelopment.

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The faces of Born to Build

The Born to Build campaign is being fronted by 17 young people who work in the industry, they share their stories here.

Steve Hale managing director Crofton Design

Consider your options when seeking finance

Generally speaking, banks remain more cautious about funding businesses – and certainly about funding SMEs – than they were before the 2008 financial crisis.

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Foreign investment demands clear infrastructure policy

The improving economy and government efforts to boost private finance have helped the UK enter the top 10 most attractive markets for infrastructure investment. As the 2015 election looms, how can a future government make the UK even more inviting to foreign investors?

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