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Can virtual reality knock a year off the timeline for sports venue construction projects?

For some, virtual reality still seems like a futuristic concept. It can be seen as innovative technology that is fun to use, but the commercial benefits are not always fully appreciated. However, virtual reality is already being used in construction, to massively cut the planning time in large projects. A good example of this is […]

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Saving lives and businesses: how do you prepare for a massive earthquake?

A massive earthquake is due to hit San Francisco. If it does hit – and the U.S. Geological Survey estimates there is a 72% chance of a 6.7 magnitude or greater earthquake hitting before 2043 – then tall buildings will be particularly vulnerable. Clearly this puts the safety of the city’s residents, workers, visitors and […]

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They demolished a whole town

You wouldn’t think that the demolition of an entire town centre could happen without most people realising. Yet unless you live in or near Bracknell, you probably wouldn’t know that the main shopping area has been razed and rebuilt. It’s an interesting town, as it was chosen as one of seven new towns to house […]

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Why open plan isn’t always the best option

The new iPhone has been released with the usual fanfare, but what interested me about this particular launch, is that it was done from the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple Park in Cupertino, California. It’s a custom-built £3.8 billion development – part of a modern “campus” designed specifically for Apple by Foster + […]

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