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Deep Trouble

The trend for large and deep basement extensions creating so-called ‘iceberg homes’ in central London continues despite increasing public objection and tightening planning requirements...

CONTAMINATION SERVICES CAN SAVE UNNECESSARY EXPENDITURE

This case involved a manufacturer of vehicle parts which had occupied a large, 20m high, single-storey, steel-framed industrial property for a number of years. During a normal operational day a small oil fire occurred during which a considerable quantity of smoke was released into the building. The Insurers of the building subsequently received a claim for damages arising directly from the fire and also indirectly from the contamination of both the equipment at ground level and the extensive steelwork that supported the roof.

WIND TURBINES - FROM DON QUIXOTE TO MACHIAVELLI

We will have all seen the graceful modern Quixotian structures that appear to spring up overnight, like mushrooms, by our roadsides.  How many of us, however, have thought about what is inside these seemingly gentle giants?  We all know that they convert wind energy into electricity but how many of us have thought, in detail, about how they work?