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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm each day

Closed all day Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays

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The Project Support Centre is located in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

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New tenure arrangements: management implications

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The National Housing Federation has published a briefing paper on the management implications of the new tenure arrangements. Issues covered include: the relationship between rent levels and forms of tenure;  the difference between a fixed-term tenancy and a periodic tenancy; the use of fixed-term tenancies and the length of the term; and operational issues relating to fixed-term tenancies.

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2011 Africa Report

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This report from Knight Frank provides an overview of the continent’s diverse property markets and commentary on 33 countries across Africa, along with guides to prime rents and yields in the office, retail, industrial and residential sectors.

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Meeting Carbon Budgets: 2012 Progress Report to Parliament

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This report from the Committee on Climate Change looks at emissions trends over the past year and evaluates underlying progress in implementing carbon-reduction measures and policies in the UK.  It assesses performance of government policies in driving down emissions, including in areas such as Electricity Market Reform, the Green Deal and Carbon Capture & Storage.  The report finds that greenhouse gas emissions fell by 7%. But only 0.8% of this can be linked directly to implementation of proactive carbon lowering measures. This means the rate of underlying progress is only a quarter of what’s needed to meet future carbon budgets. The report also highlights challenges which remain across key issue areas namely: lack of investment in renewable energy and low carbon power; energy efficiency and renewable heat in buildings; and cleaner transport and travel.

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BIM and future technology. India, 28 May – 1 June 2012

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This RICS Construction Workshop facilitated effective understanding of futuristic technologies that will impact real estate and construction projects in the future and specifically the concept of building information modelling (BIM). It also provided delegates with an understanding of the people, process, and technology linked overview of BIM, its usage in the entire real estate development process, and how significant improvements can be achieved in project performance metrics. Further presentations are available here.

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RICS Insolvency and Distressed Property Seminar. London, 27 June 2012

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This seminar provided an opportunity to deliver a practical guide to current challenges in managing an insolvent or distressed property, and to discuss and work through the latest case-studies, the role of the professional, managing the stakeholders, conflict resolution, key legal considerations and agreements for reasonable, effective outcomes to enhance business growth and reputation. Presentations are available online.

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Best European practices in promoting cycling and walking

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The Verne Transport Research Centre at Tampere University of Technology has published a new book on European best practices in promoting cycling and walking. 10 European cities that are forerunners at the international level were involved in the project. The book offers the latest knowledge to promote cycling and walking. It offers points of view, solutions and ideas for planners and decision makers in cities, municipalities and public administrations. The best European practices have been illustrated with hundreds of colour pictures. The book costs 72 euros.

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Thinking ahead, building together: New Cities Summit 2012. Paris, 14-16 May 2012

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The Summit, organised by the New Cities Foundation, aims to place the city at the heart of the global discussion. This invitation-only event is new in both content and form. It mixed high-level conversations featuring some of the most recognized global urban thought leaders and decision makers, including mayors, CEOs and business leaders, academics, architects, technologists, media leaders and entrepreneurs, with innovative demos and interactive thematic workshops. Workshop topics included: mobility, the creative and connected city, the just city, water, greener buildings, infrastructure finance, and regional sessions. China, India and Latin America were a particular focus area. Videos and an e-book are available online.

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Who’s going to save the planet? Brighton, 17 May 2012

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The STEPS Centre and the Institute of Development Studies hosted a public debate as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. The panel included Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion; Solitaire Townsend, MD of the sustainability communications agency Futerra; Thurstan Crockett, Head of Sustainability and Environmental Policy, Brighton and Hove City Council; and Nick Robins, Head of HSBC’s Climate Change Centre of Excellence. An audio recording of the event is available online.

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Conference on Green Homes. Pune, India, 15-16 March 2012

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The Confederation of Indian Industry and the Indian Green Building Council organised this conference, focusing on: architects’ perspective on green homes; green homes design, materials and appliances; Net-Zero homes, sustainable water and sanitation; landscaping and terrace gardening; and waste management. Presentations are available online.

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International Concrete Sustainability Conference. Seattle, 7-10 May 2012

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The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and other sponsors hosted the seventh annual conference, providing the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction. Over 60 world renowned experts presented on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development. A large number of presentations are available online.

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