Building for the future: drones are transforming the construction industry

 

Britain needs more homes and fast! From social housing to the private rental sector, finding somewhere to live is too often marred by long waiting lists and endless red tape. Developers and the public sector are gradually waking up to this crisis, however until recently the pace of construction remained one of the key barriers to change. The use of drones presents an increasingly attractive opportunity within the housebuilding and construction industries to reduce costs, mitigate safety risks, increase accuracy and improve decision-making.

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Royal Navy’s Air Service in the Great War

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The author followed a career in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, followed by a tour as curator at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, before becoming an accomplished author of naval aviation history. This new book is a substantial review of the RNAS during the Great War and includes a wealth of images to support the very able text – Most Highly Recommended.


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The Great War Illustrated 1917, Archive and Colour Photographs of WWI

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The publisher has pulled out all the stops to make this a memorable Great War Centenary. This is the latest in one of the special series to commemorate WWI. The series reaches 1917 in this book and lays out in an outstanding photographic presentation the year that many claim as the turning point in favour of the Allies – Highly Recommended.


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Germany in the Great War, The Opening Year, Mobilization, The Advance & Naval Warfare

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This is a volume in the Great War series from the German perspective. There is a wealth of photographic illustration and this is perhaps the most important book in the series because the war was to be won or lost in the first year – Highly Recommended.


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Churchill and Fisher, Titans at the Admiralty

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The author has produced a portfolio of well-received and prize-winning naval histories. This work is an impressive re-evaluation of the Churchill and Fisher papers that includes two very helpful photo-plate sections – Very Highly Recommended.


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