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November 2013 Update

August 2013 Update

Congratulations Chris

Star System Update

2013 Best Case Study Winner

June 2013 Update

200 Up

2013 Update


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November 2013 Update


Four latest case studies have now been added to the index.
Case Studies DBP00207,DBP00208,DBP00209 andDBP00210 are now on the site.



Many thanks to Brian Street, Mark Porter, Arup and the HSE for these submissions.

We hope to add another 3 pending case studies in the near future..

As always we would be delighted to hear any comments you may have, please use the Forum to contact us.

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22nd November 2013


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August 2013 Update


Two new case studies have been added.
Case Studies DBP00205 and DBP00206 are now on the site.



Many thanks to Scott Brownrigg and the HSE for these submissions.

There are also some recent posts in the General Discussions forum, including one a recent designer prosecutionForum to contact us.

Webmaster @ dbp.org.uk

22nd August 2013


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Congratulations Chris



We would like to send our congratulations to Chris Achilles and Harry Peers Steelwork on their 2013 ECIA RISE award for Best General Contractor.
Chris who works as Design Manager at Peers is a crucial member of DBP and long term contributor of many submissions to the site.
A quote from the Peers website reads;

"The judges were highly impressed with Peers' overall attitude to site safety, in particular to the numerous Design Best Practice examples issued by Design Manager Chris Achilles through the company's long running association with the Design Best Practice website which are also being shared via the ECIA best practice showcase on their website"

To full article can be seen here

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12th June 2013


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Star System Update

‘Best’ Practice versus ‘Good’ Practice Updated

The star system has now been retrospectively applied to all case studies on the site. 63 of the 204 case studies have been awarded a . Congratulations to all.

Webmaster @ dbp.org.uk

12th June 2013


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2013 Best Case Study Winner


We are pleased to announce that the best Case Study for 2012/13 has been awarded to Paul Bussey of Diohas for his submission DBP00177 - Improved Piling Safety. Pictured below centre is Chris Achilles of DBP accepting the award on Paul's behalf.



Here is Pauls winning submission which came via the HSE and Arup.



Runner up awards were made to Brian Woodward of Boulting Group for his submission DBP00183 - Led Lighting and to Andrew Millard of Morgan Sindall for his submission DBP00188 - Pre Cast Unit Turning Plate.
These submissions are shown below.





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12th June 2013


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June 2013 Update


In this belated June update we have four new case studies.



These include a couple of Elctrical, one Structural and a Buildability submission.

Thanks again to Robert Jackson of Boulting Group for DBP00201 and DBP00204, also thanks to Arup/HSE for DBP00202 and Scott Brownrigg for DBP00203 .

We would be delighted to hear any comments you may have, please leave us a Tweet or use the Forum.

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12th June 2013


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200 Up


Great news that dbp has now reached the 200 Case Study Milestone.



Robert Jackson of Boulting group has submitted this case study on Wireless Kinetic Switches.

Thanks to Robert for taking us past this memorable landmark and thanks also to everyone who has submitted one of the previous 199 Case Studies.
Pats on the back all around!

Next stop 250 Case Studies, see the submissions page if you would like to help get us there.

As always we would be delighted to hear any comments you may have, please use the Forum to contact us.

Webmaster @ dbp.org.uk

7th March 2013


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2013 Update


The first four Case Studies have been added for 2013.
Case Studies DBP00196, DBP00197, DBP00198 and DBP00199 are now on the site.



Many thanks to new contributor Tony Murphy of Hutchinson Engineering, Chris Achilles of Peers Steelwork, Robert Jackson and Brian Forshaw of Boulting Group for these submissions.

There is also an interesting post on the forum regarding modular building which can be accessed here.

As always we would be delighted to hear any comments you may have, please use the Forum to contact us.

Webmaster @ dbp.org.uk

14th February 2013


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