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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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Sustainable FM index 2013

Posted on: 5 December 2013
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Acclāro Advisory has launched the first annual Sustainable FM Index. Developed as a framework, this Index provides a robust and transparent assessment to compare FM providers within the UK market. The Index is intended to stimulate a positive change within the sector, and raise the performance and delivery of sustainability by showcasing achievement and highlighting excellence. The Index was developed with the support of University of Reading and Workplace Law.

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The TMS Algarve 2013: Tourism Management Studies International Conference. Algarve, 13-16 November 2013

Posted on: 27 November 2013
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This conference is aimed at presenting current research being carried out and providing a forum to scholars, academicians, and business managers from around the world to share their valuable knowledge with each other, exchange new ideas, find global partners for future collaboration and foster research relations for collaborative work. A book of abstracts is available online.

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NBS Live. London, 26 November 2013

Posted on: 27 November 2013
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This event was designed to provoke debate in 4 key areas: BIM, Technical, Business and Practice, and Design. Presentations are available online.

BIM explores how BIM supports collaboration to save time and cost, the value of capturing and sharing information to reduce cost and risk. Other topics include the UK Government BIM strategy, using information and knowledge as competitive advantage, adopting BIM for practice knowledge capture, and the impact of the UK BIM and construction strategy.

Technical navigates the maze of current and predicted legislation, regulations & policy and explores how to keep ahead in an industry in a state of transition. How technical information is best captured, communicated, implemented and shared is explored as well as innovative new technologies that could have a significant impact on the industry.

Business and Practice offers valuable insights and pragmatic advice on winning and retaining contracts, both locally and internationally. Learn how to raise the profile of your business, increase market share and ensure your portfolio gets the recognition it deserves.

Design explores the opportunities and challenges facing the growth areas of green infrastructure, place-making and housing, and asks how we can produce designs that are fit for purpose and can withstand the rigours of value engineering and the construction process.

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CIB 2013 World Building Congress, Construction and Society. Brisbane, 5-9 May 2013

Posted on: 20 November 2013
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These are the 13 Proceedings from papers from the designated sessions that took place as part of the CIB World Building Congress, in Brisbane on 5-9 May 2013, under the responsibility of various CIB Task Groups and Commissions. For one event, several groups decided to merge together under the title “Architectural Management & IDDS; Improving Societal Performance of Architectural Design through Better Collaboration and Integration with the Aid of Information Technology and Knowledge Management.” This stream of the congress was organised on behalf of the following CIB Commissions: CIB W078 – Information Technology for Construction; CIB W096 – Architectural Management; CIB W102 – Information & Knowledge Management in Building; CIB’s priority theme Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions (IDDS). Other proceedings are available for: Disasters and the built environment; Energy and the built environment; Construction industry economics; Organisation and management of construction; Facilities management and maintenance; Education in the built environment; Procurement systems; Safety and health in construction; Construction in developing countries; Law and dispute resolution; Smart and sustainable built environments; Clients and users in construction.

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Improving collaborative construction contracts

Posted on: 24 October 2013
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Encouraging and improving collaborative working in the UK construction industry has been a recurring theme for some years. While the benefit of collaboration is now widely acknowledged in the industry, few projects are actually adopting collaborative working methods. This article considers how best to improve collaboration in the UK construction industry.

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Using dispute boards in construction projects

Posted on: 24 October 2013
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This article argues that the major advantage of dispute boards over other methods of dispute avoidance and alternative dispute resolution is that they aim to reduce the incidence of disagreements and claims becoming disputes.

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RIBA Plan of Work 2013

Posted on: 17 October 2013
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The RIBA Plan of Work Toolbox corresponds directly with the supporting publication, Assembling a Collaborative Project Team. It is a downloaded Spreadsheet, in Microsoft Excel format, containing customisable tables allowing easy creation of the Project Roles Table, Design Responsibility Matrix and Multidisciplinary Schedules of Services. The Toolbox also contains helpful guidance and examples.

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Homes 2013: The future of housing

Posted on: 1 October 2013
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This event, dedicated to asset management, repairs and maintenance, retrofit, sustainability and supply of affordable homes, will take place at the ExCeL, London on 20-21 November 2013. It will provide the opportunity for networking, discovering the latest products, services and technology innovations, and learning from the experience of others. Registration is free.

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NEC3 LinkedIn Annual Conference 2013. London, 25 June 2013

Posted on: 30 September 2013
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Presentations are available from this annual NEC3 Annual Conference on the theme “Getting it right”.

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Guide for life cycle costing of maintenance during the in use phases of buildings (BS 8544:2013)

Posted on: 26 September 2013
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The objectives of this British Standard are to provide: standardised rules and a methodology for the life cycle costing (LCC) of maintenance during in use phases that fully integrate the process of creating and implementing two plans: maintain and renewal; guidance on how to evaluate and prioritize the maintenance works when carrying out budgeting and funding scenarios; and guidance on the implement stage of LCC management of maintenance works. University of Westminster students can view this document by using British Standards online through Library Search.

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