Material science company Ecovative has developed a sustainable building material made from agricultural byproducts and mushroom mycelium. The product contains mycelium, the vegetative part of a mushroom fungus, which is a natural glue. This material binds with crop waste like seed husks and corn sta
Flashing hi-ves vests which warn workers of potential dangers on sites are being developed a technology consultancy. The ‘SmartVest’ expands on the current invaluable safety benefits of the high visibility vest by incorporating low energy, affordable Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that respond to
Architecture firm NBBJ has unveiled a concept for "shadowless" skyscrapers that redirect sunlight to public spaces. Proposals for two twisting towers on a side in North Greenwich, London, will see light bounce between them down to a public space that would otherwise be in their shadow.
Ove Arup & Partners Ltd with - Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates Wandsworth Council has revealed the four design teams to have made it through to the second stage of the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition.
When you're building a skyscraper with triple-digit numbers of storeys, there are some rather unusual building challenges to face — like the fact that the entire building can sway with the wind, fast enough to make people sick. The Shanghai Tower solves that problem in a scientifically awesome way
42 per cent of construction workers believe Bob the Builder best represents the industry A new study has revealed that a third of construction workers in the UK were so taken with certain characters in films or TV shows during childhood that they later inspired their future career paths.
The newest innovation in 3D printing has taken inspiration from the iconic scene in the movie "Terminator 2" which sees the robotic villain T-1000 rises fully formed from a puddle of metallic goo. Creators from Carbon3D came out of two years of stealth mode Monday night with a simultaneous TED Talk
A self-powered toilet capable of turning human waste into drinkable water and energy is being developed by British researchers. Relying on a nano-membrane which separates water molecules from solid waste and other substances, the portable low-cost toilet has been designed for people in developing co
A construction company in China built this 57-floor, 2-million-square-foot skyscraper with prefabricated sections in just 19 days—meaning workers were putting up around three floors per day. The building has 19 10-meter-tall atriums, office space for 4,000 people and 800 apartments. Plus, the modu
A new hotel with private suites, temperature-controlled flooring and a state-of-the-art spa has opened - catering only for dogs. Bellslea Hills Pet Hotel and Spa in Ayr is based on facilities in Beverley Hills and Hollywood, and is unlike traditional kennels, staff said.
Hamburg's infamous red light district has found an unusual way of fighting back against drunken revellers who urinate on the walls. The streets of St Pauli are lined with trendy bars, clubs and music venues - as well as brothels - which attract more than 20 million visitors each year.
A minister from the American state of Virginia has built a 100-square-foot chapel on wheels to hold mobile weddings and church services. Bil Malbon built his 'Tiny Chapel’ the small pitched-roof building on top of a trailer that includes a few pews, lighting and heating.
Nominations are now open for the annual Shed of the Year contest in which Britons each year show their eccentric affection for their garden refuges. Early contenders this year include a mini-pub shed called The Ballroom at Keyworth in Nottinghamshire.
Britain is to trail the world's first electricity-generating tidal lagoons. Six of the pioneering powerstations are to be built in locations across Britain, with at least one already in the planning stage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGJyA3hl1D8&t=238 A sketch for US television show Saturday Night Live, which was hosted by Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, sees construction workers make upgrades to Christian’s “red room of pain”.