A new image of the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, the Falkirk Wheel, is to feature on the new Bank of Scotland polymer £50 note, which will enter circulation on July 1. Visible on the reverse, the famous Falkirk structure will be joined by an image of the shape-shif
A pizza vending machine could be uninstalled from a vacant Glasgow shop after a bid for retrospective planning permission was rejected by councillors. A change-of-use application seeking backdated approval was submitted for 2 Blackfriars Road, on the corner with High Street.
As part of the centenary celebrations of the David Stow building in Jordanhill – Glasgow’s former teaching college – CALA Homes (West), which is currently completing a transformation project of the landmark building, has launched the search for Glasgow’s Best Teacher 2021.
A new project to develop printed Lego-style bricks from waste construction materials has been launched at Brunel University London. Backed by funding from the EU Commission, engineers behind the three-year DigiMat project hope to develop and demonstrate an eco-friendly cement mix, created from build
Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) are to create a video game that will educate the construction industry on new weather-based insurance policies. Construction projects can be halted by heavy rain or high winds, which can lead to costly delays. There are new ‘smart policies' on
One man's plans to own his dream home turned into a disaster after a miscommunication with the developer left him with just half a house. Bishnu Aryal, from Nepal, moved to Australia and saved up $700,000 AUD (£391,000) for the Sydney plot and the building. He signed an agreement for the build
A new whitest ever paint has been developed which researchers say could reduce the need for air conditioning, decrease the use of fossil fuels and help combat the problem of urban heat islands. The new paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat through the atmosphere into
Kier has held a UK-first trial of a technology to support its strategy delivering net zero carbon emissions. Through its work with procurement partner, Sunbelt Rentals, it is using PUNCH Flybrid flywheel technology on its Shakespeare North site, to assess if the innovation could reduce the energy re
A construction company in South Africa has used humourous site signs for the amusement of local residents. The funny signs that were placed by a construction site in Centurion, consisted of jokes about construction work and workers.