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Living in the sky: How Jakartans built a suburb on top of a shopping centre

Back in August, we covered the growth of drone usage in construction. But as well as monitoring site progress and tracking quantities of materials, drones can also assist in discovering more unusual developments. A drone pilot on Twitter drew the world’s attention this summer when he tweeted a picture of a little known rooftop suburb […]

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Can virtual reality knock a year off the timeline for sports venue construction projects?

For some, virtual reality still seems like a futuristic concept. It can be seen as innovative technology that is fun to use, but the commercial benefits are not always fully appreciated. However, virtual reality is already being used in construction, to massively cut the planning time in large projects. A good example of this is […]

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Saving lives and businesses: how do you prepare for a massive earthquake?

A massive earthquake is due to hit San Francisco. If it does hit – and the U.S. Geological Survey estimates there is a 72% chance of a 6.7 magnitude or greater earthquake hitting before 2043 – then tall buildings will be particularly vulnerable. Clearly this puts the safety of the city’s residents, workers, visitors and […]

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