You probably don’t associate Sri Lanka with skyscrapers but there are some very tall buildings there. As I was growing up, I became fascinated by the construction of the many high buildings also springing up around me. My father was a Land Surveyor and I knew that I really wanted to become a part...
Hello. I’m Vipattz Ratnarajah MCIOB. I’m a Native Sri Lankan currently working as a Quantity Surveyor in Brunei Darussalam, a small sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. I was awarded chartered membership from the CIOB in July 2016.
Last week Professor John Coles published his report into the building defects that led to emergency closure of seventeen schools in Edinburgh in 2016. It makes sobering reading for anyone who cares about our industry and the reputation of those who work in it.
As we go about our professional work, we are wise to keep an eye on broader issues facing society. One such issue is that of ‘Social Mobility’, which is helpfully explored in the recent CIOB report, Social Mobility and Construction: Building routes to opportunity.
Kilian O’Sullivan is one of a select group of photographers chosen to document the evolution of Battersea Power Station. He tells Art of Building what it’s like getting inside the guts of one of London’s most prominent landmarks