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How top-down construction is speeding up work on Sydney’s tallest tower

Construction projects can be prone to delays. In commercial construction there is a tendency to assume that major deadlines might have to be pushed back. So it makes sense to look at how we can speed up the entire building process, without impacting on safety. Under construction right now, Crown Sydney will be the city’s […]

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Why robots “taking our jobs” is a positive development for architecture, engineering and construction

Robots are taking our jobs! That’s often the headline we see in the mainstream press when journalists talk about artificial intelligence (AI). But the reality is that the process of using software and AI to speed up our working practices started several decades ago. It used to be that you created designs in 2D using […]

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Why fire-detecting wallpaper outperforms a smoke alarm

What’s the worst thing that can happen to a building we’ve worked on? I am sure you can come up with a number of events that can be disastrous for a building, but “burning down” is definitely going to be on that list. Chinese scientists have been looking at this and they have developed “fire […]

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Recycling Waste: From aeroplane wings to permeable pavements

What if you could reduce flooding by using a product made from waste materials? That’s the question that researchers at Washington State University are attempting to answer. Most paving slabs aren’t permeable, so rainwater simply sits on the surface and runs off them. If the drainage system can’t cope with the volume of rain, especially […]

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