Construction Features

Tue May 11 2021

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Construction Features

Exclusive construction features from The Construction Index magazine. UK readers can have their own copy of the magazine, in real paper, posted through their letterbox each month by taking out an annual subscription for just £30 a year. Subscribe today

March 2021 Features

Mastclimbers are under-appreciated, says one hirer, but scaffolding is the nuclear option at Hinkley Point. Meanwhile robots are digging up the roads, contractors are recruiting ex-offenders and you'll never drop a sheet of plasterboard again.

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January 2021 Features

In this issue: how artificial intelligence is improving efficiency and safety on UK sites, why more companies are opting for employee ownership, and how a modular building manufacturer rose to the Covid-19 challenge. Plus: does the CITB have a future?

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November 2020 Features

Covid-19 lockdown forced a theatrical rigging firm to focus on construction work. Plastic waste put to good use in asphalt mixes, nitrate pollution stalls Hampshire projects & is "re-wilding" the best way to offset environmental impact

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September 2020 Features

The TCI Top 100: how are the UK's biggest contractors performing? Plus: steelwork fabricators are upbeat about their future prospects, the lifting-gear specialist offering bespoke solutions, and how business is Zooming into the future under lockdown

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August Features

Sunderland's strategic transport corridor runs the gamut of ground engineering techniques , post-tensioning solves Warwick Uni's complex concrete frame, and the brickwork subbie that's also a leading scaffolding contractor

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June Features

Mass transport for the post-Covid world, Piling firms in the doldrums & changes to the regulations governing the disposal of plastic packaging could spark a massive hike in the cost of some building materials.

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April Features

Uncertain outlook for demolition, recycling gypsum as well remote control Bobcats are just some of things we looked at in April. Sign up today.

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March Features

The industry faces an acute shortage of traditional craft skills and a major dockside development getting cement stabilisation are just a few things we talk about this month.

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February Features

We look at ‘alternative’ building materials in this issue, as well taking a look back in time thanks to the John Laing Foundation.

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Structural Safety

Following some high-profile failures, engineers are calling for an improvement in the way safety-critical bolts and fixings are specified.

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Plant

Battery-powered electric diggers and the quest for zero emissions. Plus: hands-free load-handling from Australia, the world's biggest crane at work in Somerset and why rail-plant specialists fear for their future.

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Health & Safety

Silica dust, asbestos and poor air quality – construction’s respirable health risks exposed. Plus: how exoskeletons can help lighten the load, and are construction workers at greater risk of HIV infection?

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