Innovative logistics, extensive off-site prefabrication and careful co-ordination feature in the concrete works of a new headquarters under construction in the heart of the City of London. In ‘Bloomberg Place, Queen Victoria Street, London’, Bob Lloyd from Byrne Bros explains how the challenge was tackled.
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In ‘Slate’ and ‘Silver’ add strength and durability’, Lauren Elliott of Acheson & Glover reports on how permeable block paving has provided a sustainable solution to the car park at a modern leisure complex for Northern Ireland’s Newry & Mourne District Council.
In ‘Corrosion prevention system saves Isle of Wight fuel lifeline’, Chris Urbanowicz of Saint-Gobain Weber reports on concrete repair products in conjunction with sacrificial anodes which have been used in the remediation and protection of two commercial shipping wharves at Kingston in East Cowes. Originally, both wharves were used for the management and supply of coal to the gas works and power stations.
With the recent completion of PRP Architects’ public realm regeneration at the east London Brownfield Estate, Chris Hodson, consultant to the trade association Interpave, reviews the extensive use of colourful precast concrete paving among iconic 20th Cen
Famous multihull designer Kurt Hughes' Lunar Lander tiny home is a low-impact accommodation in shape of the vintage spacecraft Apollo.
BIM has embedded 3D modelling firmly into the construction process, and unlocked the power of building data. It is delivering dividends to contractors, including cost reduction and greater efficiencies, and means less risk, fast error detection, more collaborative processes and better management. In ‘Bringing BIM to the mix’, Rob Umphray of Sitedesk discusses its use for a major coastal defence project in north-west England.
After its success in 2014 with the Medmerry managed realignment project on the Sussex coast, construction consortium Team Van Oord has completed another coastal protection scheme, with the help of precast units. The £30m Broomhill Sands coastal defence project, near Rye, East Sussex, involved construction of a precast concrete wave wall and rock revetment along a 2.4km stretch of coast.
The Mayor’s Flagship Cycle Superhighway 2 (CS2) between Aldgate and Bow roundabout is a major investment by Transport for London to make the route safer for cyclists and other road users. With more than 60 collisions involving injuries to cyclists recorded on the corridor annually, a unique concrete segregation system was designed to save lives. In ‘The Mayor’s Flagship Cycle Superhighway 2, London’, Mike Davies of Charcon reports.