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It's good and bad news from the demolition sector: it's looking more profitable but some of its leading firms have been fixing prices. Elsewhere we look ahead to the much-anticipated Plantworx show. And we ask, what is a shadow board?
Not all construction processes require the application of the latest virtual reality or BIM application. But as you'll see in this issue, UK construction is receptive to new technologies. Plus Heritage cover-ups and high-speed house building.
With a chronic shortage of construction skills - who's helping to fill the gap? Two major rail infrastructure projects are using artificial intelligence to streamline planning and reduce risk.. and Drive-thru concrete is a thing now.
Mammoet adopts a novel approach to bridge-jacking in Bilbao, Scottish Water sends drones underground and Laing O Rourke forges ahead at Everton's new stadium. Plus, is HVO fuel really good for the planet?
The annual Construction Index Top 100 construction firms. Plus: structural waterproofing designed to last 120 years; making bricks from site-won waste; and RMD Kwikform boss on life as part of the Altrad Group.
Industry gears up for the next tranche of national road projects – but local roads continue to deteriorate. Meanwhile, the piling sector turns to low-carbon solutions, Crossrail finally opens and Lancashire's Fox Group gobbles up the competition.
Giant scaffold for Manchester Town Hall and a new bridge for Great Yarmouth. Plus, why construction is the archaeologist’s best friend, why Weston Homes is going off-site and a radical new approach to tunnelling.
Scientists developing a low-carbon, mud-and-straw building material that meets 21st century. Turning potentially lethal asbestos into a safe cement substitute. East West Rail Alliance saves £70m by changing design of a crucial railway flyover
What is UK construction doing to fulfil our COP26 carbon promises? Plus: breath-taking temporary works on London’s Piccadilly; flywheels offer on-site energy storage; plant-hirers vent their red-diesel-rebate concerns. And what killed NMC
Despite ambitious plans for Hammersmith Bridge, 100s of historic bridges are facing destruction. Willmott Dixon gives Bristol's premier concert venue a new lease of life & Irish engineers are developing a new piling solution for deep-sea structures
Scientists in Scotland promote home-grown timber, others turn waste sludge into building products. Why is one of the worlds biggest cement producers investing in a tiny offsite start-up? Is carbon-offsetting the cheats way to net zero?
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.
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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