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Inside ABB’s HVDC test centre in Ludvika, Sweden

A DC breaker breakthrough - a cost effective solution?

Tim Probert explores the steps being taken by the world’s leading power grid equipment manufacturers to create a cost-effective, efficient high voltage DC circuit breaker

Material of the Month: Concrete

Maria Felice examines the properties of this ubiquitous material

Covered up - external timber cladding regulations

Peter Wilson, of the Wood Studio, considers the forthcoming BSI regulations for external timber cladding

Footing the COST - framework for timber R&D

Professor Richard Harris, from the University of Bath, talks to Wood Focus about the funding programme supporting R&D in the timber industry