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A reader’s letter submitted to US literary and cultural commentary magazine The Atlantic challenges the notion that construction workers a burly, strapping guys. As a construction labourer, I find that one of the funniest misconceptions about my job is that Hollywood and pretty much all TV show pr

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BAM Nuttall is trialling a new kind of hard hat that measures brain activity to trigger an alarm when workers suffer mental fatigue. The Construction Enquirer reports that the SmartCap technology was first developed for truck drivers in Australia’s mining industry. It is now being put to work on B

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A Scottish firm that has developed a way of making roads out of plastic has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take its patented idea worldwide. The three founders of MacRebur are seeking a £590,000 equity raise to grow and develop their world changing business, which is already disrupting the UK

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One French town has moved decisively to slow down cyclists journeying through it with a series of speed bumps in less than a couple of hundred metres. At least 11 speed bumps have been placed along the cycle lane on Rue Pelletier in Montmagny, Val-d’Oise, northern France.

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Image courtesy of GMP Architects A 2000 year-old Roman amphitheatre in the northern Italian city of Verona could be in for a long-overdue revamp after a German architecture firm won a design competition with its novel idea for a scallop shell-like retractable roof.

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A chimney stack that looks like brick but is actually plastic has been developed by the UK's largest brickmaker. The prefabricated, brick-effect FastStack chimney helps builders to significantly reduce the time spent on installation, according to Ibstock.

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Beavers have halted plans for 700 new homes near the River Tay in Perthshire. The Herald has reported that developers want to build the houses in a multi-million pound scheme near Scone.

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Staff at Watson Towers, the Lanarkshire based heavy engineering and steel fabrication specialists, have shown their artistic side by producing a range of steel blocks for the latest works by Angel of the North sculptor Antony Gormley. One of Gormley’s two new works, a standing figure is almost fou

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Home services marketplace, Plentific.com, is dedicated to helping customers create their ideal home improvements, whatever the purpose. In anticipation for the release of the sequel, 50 Shades Darker, Plentific has produced a helpful guide for anyone hoping to recreate the infamous red room from the

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The first 3D-printed bridge in the world has been unveiled in a park in Madrid. The pedestrian crossing was first installed in the urban park of Castilla La Mancha in Spain’s capital city in December last year and now it is ready to be walked on.

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A time capsule buried in 1998 under the Millennium Dome by the children’s TV programme Blue Peter has been accidentally damaged by construction workers. Contractor ISG is carrying out works for what is now the O2 Arena and was aware that Blue Peter’s Millennium Time Capsule was buried somewhere

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A tiny unborn hummingbird is getting in the way of a big bridge project in the San Francisco Bay Area. CBS has reported that a path on the upper deck is being planned to enable bike riders to get across in both directions while a third traffic lane on the lower deck will ease congestion for drivers

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Survival Condo founder Larry Hall has designed bunkers for wealthy clients to use to protect themselves in the event of a natural disaster or nuclear wars. Rather than being utilitarian, the spaces which are buried deep underground in an abandoned missile launch base in Kansas in the US, include a s

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A private developer of luxury retirement housing is considering banning residents from smoking in the privacy of their own homes – even though they’ve bought the property. Castle Retirement Living (CRL) has justified the proposal at its new flagship scheme, Castle View Windsor, on the grounds of

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