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Term time schedule

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

Visit the School

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

Visit the School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Getting to grips with FRS102 and the new housing SORP: how should housing associations prepare?

Posted on: 4 November 2014
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This short video, the first in a series, explores the implications of the new Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for housing associations. We consider what some of the changes are, when they will affect you, and what action you need to be taking now to prepare. The introduction of the new SORP will represent a fundamental change in accounting from the previous SORP.  There are significant resource implications for registered providers in terms of the time input required to assess the impact of this change.

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Competence in construction

Posted on: 7 October 2014
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A new Council governing a new approach to skills and training is a key proposal in this report, commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to fulfil part of the Action Plan in the industrial strategy for construction, Construction 2025. According to the CITB, the report aims to “help the industry with its thinking about what competence is and means, and how it is assessed and recorded.

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Obstacles and opportunities in environmental management

Posted on: 30 September 2014
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Environmental management presents major challenges and a variety of obstacles stand in the pathways to solutions. These obstacles, however, also present opportunities, and this lecture, delivered on 15 September 2014, explores some of these.

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Cosmopolitan Housing Group: Lessons learned

Posted on: 17 June 2014
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Altair Consultancy and Advisory Services Ltd (Altair) was commissioned by the Homes and Communities Agency (the Regulator) and Sanctuary Housing Group to conduct a comprehensive independent review of the events which led to the rescue of Cosmopolitan Housing Group (CHG). This report is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all potentially relevant issues relating to the rescue. It is intended to draw attention to what Altair consider to be the key findings and lessons to be learnt from the CHG case.

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Project Design Guides

Posted on: 27 May 2014
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For a consistent approach from client to contractor, Project Design Guides have created a suit of processes that are suitable for blue chip clients to those managing small projects. The aims is to become the natural first choice for building project design process, procedure guides and management tools.

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What you should know about megaprojects and why: An overview

Posted on: 21 May 2014
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This paper takes stock of megaproject management, an emerging and hugely costly field of study.

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Insolvency in construction contracts

Posted on: 6 March 2014
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The construction industry has seen more than its fair share of insolvency in recent years. The contributory factors, making this industry more prone than any other, are a combination of its working on very low profit margins and reliance on so many different contributors in a chain. The author of this article argues that understanding insolvency and what to do to minimise its impact before the event is worthy of closer inspection.

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ARCOM 29th Annual Conference. Reading, 2-4 September 2013

Posted on: 7 January 2014
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Papers are available from the 29th annual conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management.

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Today’s ALMO world

Posted on: 13 December 2013
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This document presents the results of the 2013 survey of arm’s-length management organisations (ALMOs).

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Construction Research Congress 2012. West Lafayette, USA, 21-23 May 2012

Posted on: 12 December 2013
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Papers from this event are available online, covering the following issues: contracting and legal issues; construction means and methods; construction planning, control, and risk management; knowledge management and information technology; data sensing and analysis; construction simulation, visualization, and product modeling; organizational and labor issues; quantitative methods; environmentally sustainable design and construction; construction education; disaster management and response; infrastructure management; and global construction issues.

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