Monthly Archives: November 2010

19.11.10

Back in the UK, the government’s Chief Construction Advisor (Paul Morrell) has said in a lecture that “design that celebrates little apart from itself is bad design”.  (Building magazine, 19.11.10)  That must be right – and I wish I’d said … Continue reading

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15.11.10

In Mumbai – or Bombay as it was when my wife attended the city’s Cathedral High School.  We’re here to help celebrate the School’s 150th anniversary.  Most of the present pupils are Hindu, but the school maintains a tradition of … Continue reading

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4.11.10

David Willetts’s statement to the House of Commons yesterday more or less makes clear the intended future funding model for higher education tuition.  The detail will appear in a White Paper later, and the changes will take effect from 2013-14. … Continue reading

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2.11.10

9.6%.  By coincidence that’s the economic growth rate in China, and the current unemployment rate in the US.  Construction is highly relevant to both those indicators.  Here in the UK, it’s reported (Times, 01.11.10) that demand for workers by British … Continue reading

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