Staff from a north east builders merchants are spreading Christmas cheer with the publication of a unique calendar created to raise money for two local charities. Brave employees from GPH Builders Merchants, which is based in Westhill, Inverurie and Stonehaven, stripped off for the company’s 2016
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today launched a new award which will celebrate the best new building in the world. Unlike the institute’s prestigious Lubetkin Prize, which was scrapped last year, the competition is open to any building, of any type and budget, in any country
A prankster has put the Forth Road Bridge up for sale on auction site ebay following Friday’s news that the link between Edinburgh and Fife will be closed for the remainder of the year. The cheeky advert was posted by ebay user nicelgin, who placed the ad in the ‘For parts or not working’ sect
John Logie Baird, the man who was the first in the world to televise objects in motion, has been inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. Launched in 2011 by The Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS), the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame is supported by engineeri
Architect Ian Simpson has apologised for what residents have described as a howl, a hum and a scream emanating from a skyscraper in Manchester. The 47-storey Beetham Tower emits a weird and incredibly loud noise every time the wind picks up.
The completion of what will be the world's tallest tower in Saudi Arabia is finally in sight after developers secured funding to complete the project. Stretching a full kilometre up into the sky, the Kingdom Tower in the small city of Jeddah will finally topple the Burj Khalifa's current record of b
Power supplier SSE has won Ofgem backing to design less intrusive electricity pylons for mountainous areas following complaints that new grid lines through the Highlands are unsightly and harmful for the environment. The BBC reports that another Scots company has won £13 million funding in the same
US eco-friendly home improvement store TreeHouse has bucked the trend and closed its doors on Black Friday. The Austin-based retailer said on Wednesday that it will be closed on Black Friday so workers can spend time with their families. Employees will still be paid even though they have the day off
People working on the construction of a large asylum centre in Enschede were met with a gruesome sight on Wednesday morning. The severed heads of 12 pigs were scattered around the site sometime on Tuesday night. According to newspaper AD, nine of the pig heads were placed on the fence around the sit
The world’s most expensive footballer Gareth Bale has commissioned the construction of a three-hole golf course in the garden of his Vale of Glamorgan home in Wales. The Real Madrid star is such a big fan of golf that he has planned for three holes from three separate courses to be replicated out
A Pokémon-themed gym has opened in Osaka, Japan, the first of its kind anywhere in the world. The gym is actually a selection of paid games spread across two floors, each one allowing its player to digitally interact with a wide variety of Pokémon. Also on site is a Pokémon-themed café and a gia
Steven Holl Architects have received the go-ahead to build a pair of skyscrapers in Copenhagen harbour, linked by a pedestrian and cycle bridge 65 metres above the water's surface. Nearly eight years after winning a competition for the site, the New York firm revealed that its Copenhagen Gate propos
An historic Glasgow tenement-side advertising hoarding could be preserved after the city's council stepped in. The three billboards on the Paisley Road West building, in Cardonald, thought to date back to the 1950s, were exposed when recent storm-force winds blew off the boards covering them.
A collaborative effort between the U.S. Air Force and defence contractor Energetic Materials and Products has resulted in a new tool that can cut through metal in a matter of seconds. They’re calling it the TEC Torch, but its it is already being being hailed as the world’s first real-life 'light
Photography enthusiasts across Scotland are being encouraged to help raise awareness of the importance of infrastructure to our everyday lives and regional growth by entering the 2016 RICS Infrastructure Photography competition, which launched this week. RICS launched the inaugural national competit