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New guide shows architects how to design for durability

Architects seeking to design buildings with durable components can now find guidance in a publication from the Building Performance Group for the Ministry of Defence. Technical Audit of Building and Component Durability, commissioned by the MoD's Defence Estates Organisation, is a guide to the MoD's 'Building down Barriers' scheme, which uses live projects to test out a procurement approach based on partnering and on supply-chain management techniques.

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