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The challenge that inspired engineers to solve a major problem in the train stations of Europe’s biggest infrastructure project

What springs to mind when you hear the word Crossrail? If you’ve been following the news you might be thinking of £1.4 billion bailouts, long delays and issues with staff morale. But this is Europe’s biggest infrastructure project, increasing central London’s rail capacity by 10%. It will be the biggest increase since the Second World […]

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Why robots “taking our jobs” is a positive development for architecture, engineering and construction

Robots are taking our jobs! That’s often the headline we see in the mainstream press when journalists talk about artificial intelligence (AI). But the reality is that the process of using software and AI to speed up our working practices started several decades ago. It used to be that you created designs in 2D using […]

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Are you planning to win more clients this year?

Have you put in place plans and goals for 2018? Are you clear on what you want to achieve in your business? And have you thought about what your personal or family goals are? There are so many different books and articles about goal setting that it can feel overwhelming to decide which goal-setting framework […]

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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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Why training matters to you and your team

Two managers are talking about their staff. The first manager says, “What if we spend all this money on training them and they leave.” The second manager replies, “What if we don’t train them and they stay?” It’s an old joke, but it’s a reminder that we need to invest in training, whatever size of […]

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Rugby, beer and team building

The Lions tour of New Zealand came to an end at the weekend, with an unusual result – an unsatisfying draw. This is the first drawn series since 1955, in South Africa. Although it wasn’t a bad result when you consider that the All Blacks were the favourites. As a South African who has been […]

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