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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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Insolvency in construction: Interim certificates

Posted on: 8 December 2014
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Under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 a party to a construction contract is entitled to payment by instalments and the parties are free to agree the amounts of the payments and intervals at which they become due. The resulting request for payment is made by way of issue of an “interim certificate”. This briefing considers the issues that need to be considered when there is a failure to make payment to its contractor pursuant to an interim certificate which could lead to an order for winding-up.

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Concrete Quarterly

Posted on: 5 December 2014
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The Winter 2014 issue of Concrete Quarterly is now available online, highlighting a number of case studies.

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Low carbon design aims high

Posted on: 3 December 2014
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This blog argues that smart buildings and a fresh approach to urban planning could herald a brighter future for the world’s fastest-growing cities. It examines the recently completed H2 low carbon building in Tianjin, China, It is a mixed-use development which includes offices, shops, restaurants and exhibition spaces and is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the country.

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Law of contract – Part 2. How a contract is formed: Construction & Built Environment

Posted on: 3 December 2014
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This blog asks at what point is a contract formed and becomes legally binding?’

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Building Surveying Journal: December 2014/January 2015

Posted on: 2 December 2014
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This issue of the RICS Building Surveying Journal focuses on inspections: the core skill set that is synonymous with building surveying.

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Construction prospects for 2015

Posted on: 28 November 2014
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Glenigan’s Economics Team have produced a detailed report analysing construction planned for the next 12 months and identifying the factors that will influence activity in each sector of the industry.

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Industry and construction statistics: short-term indicators

Posted on: 28 November 2014
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This article examines recent statistics in relation to developments for both industry and construction in the European Union.

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Bridging the Northern gap: Can construction pave the way?

Posted on: 27 November 2014
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This report examines current trends in  the northern construction market, how it compares to the UK and the South East, and its prospects for the future.

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Greening the skyline: The challenges and opportunities of tower block retrofit

Posted on: 26 November 2014
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This report from the Green Alliance aims to identify the conditions for planning successful tower block retrofits. The report, based on interviews and workshops with a range of experienced stakeholders, concludes that despite the current funding context, local authorities and housing associations can achieve significant improvements.

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Part L 2013

Posted on: 24 November 2014
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The NHBC Foundation has issued new, practical guides for house builders and designers to help tackle the complexities of compliance with Approved Document L1A 2013 in England. There are separate guides for masonry and timber frame construction. Both provide detail on the topic of thermal bridging.

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