Project starts grind to a halt

In the June to August summer months this year project starts plummeted as soaring material, energy and fuel costs hampered industry activity.

The September 2022 edition of Glenigan’s Construction Review reports that there was also a 12% fall in main contract awards compared to the preceding three months.

On the plus side, there was a 5% increase in detailed planning

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Elusive atmospheric wave detected during 2022 Tonga volcanic

The catastrophic eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in 2022 triggered a special atmospheric wave that has eluded detection for the past 85 years. Researchers from the University of Hawai’i (UH) at Manoa, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), and Kyoto University relied on state-of-the-art observational data and computer simulations to discover the existence of Pekeris waves … Read More

3 Ways Customer Support Tech Saves You Money

For customer care teams, a new McKinsey report paints a stark reality. They’re handling more calls than ever – with increasingly fewer agents. Leaders are looking for ways to maintain call capacity while driving down costs.

One solution: make sure teams have the right tech. With app-free visual support software, agents can efficiently diagnose customer concerns at scale. The result:

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Sliding Doors in Houses with Interior Courtyards

Sliding Doors in Houses with Interior Courtyards

Interior courtyards can be found in various types of traditional architectures around the world, especially in warmer climates. They can be classified as introverted, safe, and even sacred spaces in some cultures. They

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Environment Agency blocks HVO

HVO has becoming widely used in UK construction

Environment Agency contractors have been told that they must stop using HVO fuel on EA sites from 30th September due to concerns that it is not always as environmentally friendly as advertised.

Although HVO is more expensive than regular diesel, it is sold as  90% net carbon neutral. Producers says that

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