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Does big still mean better?

Many infrastructure projects qualify as megaprojects in terms of cost, construction time and the proportion of UK wealth and resources they involve. But, as Jim Simpson reports, current thinking believes that smaller alternatives offer greater value and less risk.

Wood you believe it?

Scientists have developed a method of making wood transparent. David Taylor reports

Heavy Weather

The Met Office is about to take delivery of one of the world’s most powerful computers and Willmott Dixon is providing the building that will house it. David Taylor reports

All systems go!

Now that the tunnels are finished, Crossrail is into the fit-out phase

Power to the people?

Devolution for English local authorities could unlock the potential for increased building and infrastructure activity. But getting everybody to agree how to go about it is proving a challenge. Mark Smulian explains why

Stranger on the shore

A former labourer has taken a leap of faith and turned inventor-cum-businessman with a new safety product. David Taylor reports

Getting a head start

Materials giant Saint-Gobain is helping its most ambitious customers to grow their businesses. David Taylor reports


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