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Zero-bill living: Prefab pilot offers vision of sustainable housing's future

A development in the North-east has used prefabrication to build in just 20 days four new homes so efficient that the cost of tenants’ bills will be included in their rent, in the first of three features on sustainable housing.

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Can the 'Western hub' challenge the 'Northern powerhouse'? Video

Bristol has the strongest economy per capita outside of London. So can it steal political focus to rival the Northern cities as a regional power?

Specialists Awards 2015

Bridlington Pumping Station Morgan Sindall Grontmij Yorkshire Water 7

Complex concrete restores Yorkshire beach to Blue Flag status

When heavy storms caused sewers to overflow in Bridlington, water quality was harmed and the beach lost its Blue Flag. But Yorkshire Water’s local partnership has upgraded infrastructure to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.

Self-healing concrete

Self-healing concrete set to transform the sector

University researchers are developing materials that can fix themselves, with the potential to dramatically reduce costs.

Lafarge Tarmac Wembley

Lafarge Tarmac pumps it long at Wembley with self-compacting concrete

When Buckingham Group was chosen to refurbish Wembley’s Bobby Moore Room, it had to do so while offices remained occupied and tours kept operating. Enter Lafarge Tarmac’s self-compacting concrete.

New South Glasgow Hospital WSP 1

Scotland's largest-ever building calls for mega concrete frame

South Glasgow Hospital covers 11 football pitches and is sited right next to its predecessor, posing unprecedented challenges for WSP and Brookfield Multiplex.

Sexuality Survey

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Construction News seeks industry views on attitudes towards sexuality

Construction News is seeking the views of UK contractor and cost consultant employees for a survey on attitudes towards lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in the construction sector.

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The roof is leaking and the developer's bust – what are the risks to contractors?

A recent case helped clarify some of the issues surrounding the Defective Premises Act - what are a contractor’s duties if a developer goes bust?


Election 2015: Who do you think would be the best party of government for the construction industry?


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