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Sector Focus: Safe as houses?

The house-building industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. And although some of the bigger house-builders look to be in good shape, the overall picture is far from sparkling. David Taylor reports

A solution to asbestos waste?

A pioneering research project is developing a commercial-scale method of diverting asbestos-containing waste from landfill and transforming it into a harmless – and useful – building product. David Taylor reports

Railway super-savers

Engineers have found ingenious ways to cut costs and minimise disruption on major rail projects. David Taylor reports

It’s a fair cob

A research project led by the University of Plymouth aims to revive the traditional method of building with earth and straw. David Taylor reports

Temporary works game changer

Mabey Hire claims to be the first temporary works specialist to launch its own interactive 3D design package. David Taylor reports