Still Standing Still (Part 3 of 3)

We shouldn’t underestimate how much good has been done by all the various building conservation advocates and professionals over the past fifty years or so. Countless buildings have been saved, traditional building skills have been resurrected and society as a whole is more aware of building heritage than at any other stage in the past …

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Still Standing Still (Part 2 of 3)

The professional relationship between archaeologists and developers/builders/engineers is not perfect but it’s probably as good as it’s going to get. The developers get good advice that they can use to minimize cost and disruption. And archaeologists get a chance to excavate and research sites that might not see the light otherwise. The relationship between architects …

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Still Standing Still (Part 1 of 3)

  Anyone working in the construction industry knows how tough a world it is to work in. I’ve worked in a wide range of areas, from building and fitting furniture, to being involved in environmental impact assessments for the largest infrastructural projects ever built in this country. But even in this often hostile environment, the …

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