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Racism In Football

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The Beautiful Game
The Beautiful Game

You would think in the 21st Century, racism would be a problem that had been well and truly stamped out of the beautiful game. However, over the last few seasons it has become more and more apparent that there is a deep rooted problem of racism in the game, not only between players but also between entire crowds and particular players. It’s not just a problem that is focused in one particular league either. It is clear that La Liga have a huge problem with it, highlighted by multiple direct incidents such as the Bananas being thrown at Alvez and Neymar during the...

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London Underground Strikes

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Closures This Week and More Next Week
Closures This Week and More Next Week

Where am I typing this article? From home. Why? Because I can’t get in to university today, I did try, but 35 minutes of waiting and a platform more packed than Metric on a Saturday meant that I had to retire home at a meagre 09:30 in the morning. That was only to travel two stops, by the time I got in the lecture would have probably been over. It was the same case on Thursday and next week it looks like the circumstances will be the same. So what’s causing all this disruption? Strikes, more specifically tube strikes. Why is this a hot topic Peter? I...

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BREEAM

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Sustainability in one image, I think
Sustainability in one image, I think

The last LIVIC of the year, and that means the final hot topic for 2013! Hopefully the previous editions of the hot topics have been useful or at least interesting. If you have ideas for a hot topic or want to write one yourself then get in contact via the CivSoc email or with me personally. This month we are taking a look at BREEAM. I’ll be honest; I didn’t know what it was before I started writing this, so this is all off the back of my own research.

So, what is BREEAM? Well, it stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment...

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Hot Topic: Crossrail

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The Crossrail Route
The Crossrail Route

Another month, another hot topic bought to you by LIVIC! Last month we talked about Building Information Modelling and this month we are moving in to the world of transport to talk about Crossrail. There are a few major transport projects happening at the moment including High Speed 1, but I thought Crossrail would be the most relevant as we are all in London and could therefore relate to the benefits more.

So what it Crossrail? It’s 118km of track going East to West right through the centre of London, it’s a project that encapsulates 38 stations, 8 new stations and...

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Hot Topic: Building Information Modelling

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Lots of you will be applying to internships and graduate schemes this year, hopefully in civil engineering firms, we don’t want you selling your souls to those bankers! Actually, considering the state of the economy they could probably do with some bright engineers like us. That’s for another article, the point of this article is to give you an insight to Building Information Modelling (BIM), which is a hot topic in the industry at the moment and would be very useful as a point of conversation at an interview. Top tip for interviews: At the end when they ask for a question, ask, “What’s a...

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