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Legal: advice for approved certifiers

Michael Gerard of Michael Gerard and Courges certifiers to take stock of their responsibilities andensure that they maintain vigilance in these difficult times

Legal: access to advice

Andrew Butler, a barrister at Tanfield Chambers, looks at how architects can access legal advice

Shirley Waldron

Legal: construction close to a boundary

Shirley Waldron, associate partner at GIA, looks at whether you have the right to go onto your neighbour’s land during the construction process

Roger Byard

Legal: age discrimination

Employment lawyer, Roger Byard, looks at a recent age discrimination case heard at the Employment Appeal Tribunal and considers what the outcome means for partnerships

Roger Zoglovitch at MIPIM, BCO round table

The future of offices - full transcript of BCO round table

At this year’s MIPIM, Archial, the AJ and the British Council for Offices brought together industry experts to discuss the impact of the recession on design and provision in the office sector. Read the full transcript here

Stuart Piercy

Student job hunt: 10 top tips

The outlook for graduates emerging from Part 1 and Part 2 this summer looks bleak. Stuart Piercy draws on draws on his experience of career ‘ducking and diving’ to pass on advice to students

Rights of light: maximising floor area

Michael Harper, head of Rights of Light at GIA, explains how to maximise new development floor area while respecting rights of light constraints

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IT: pixels, conversions and podcasts

Jamie Gwilliam’s best of the web this month

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IT: new renderer, soundtrack downloads and cookie cut-outs

Autodesk’s Jamie Gwilliam gives his latest update on the world of 3dsMax freebies

IT: viewcube and Wii

Jamie Gwilliam highlights the goings-on in Autodesk Labs

IT: daylight analysis

Jamie Gwilliam highlights two useful daylight analysis resources for architects

External experts: how to draw

Tutorials on Advanced Drawing Techniques - from hands to cars

External experts: 3ds Max tutorials

Tutorials on Free online tutorials - from logos to landscapes

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NBS Shortcuts: soakaways

In this NBS Shortcut, Austin Williams looks at soakaways - and finds holes in the ground to be more complex than they seem

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NBS Shortcuts: fixings

Austin Williams looks at the types of screw, bolts and nails on the market and how to use them in this NBS Shortcut

NBS Shortcuts: escalators

Austin Williams looks at variable speeds and the leisurely development of escalator technology in this NBS Shortcut

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