Giant pieces of foil have been deployed on a London bridge to prevent it from overheating as temperatures soared over the past week. Silver insulation foil was placed over Hammersmith Bridge to protect the structure from the sun and keep the bridge open, as London saw highs of 35C.
A penthouse that sits at the top of a New York skyscraper that has been subject to a lawsuit for noises such as creaking and banging has been put up for sale again after failing to find a buyer last year. The penthouse at 432 Park Avenue became the most expensive flat ever listed in New Yo
A 1,000-year-old tar recipe is to be used to help preserve the last of Norway's medieval wooden churches. Named for the cured pinewood posts that prop them up, “stave churches” must be tarred to keep the wood from decaying. Yet the skills needed are dying out, including th
Balfour Beatty has become the first construction company in the UK to roll out automated cone laying machines. The new pioneering technology aims to reduce the risks associated with cone laying activities across the company's highways operations.
A new prototype sensor that provides an early warning signal if a bridge is at risk of scour – the number one cause of bridge collapse globally – has been developed by a Queen’s University Belfast researcher. Scour is erosion of riverbeds and banks, which can cause major bridge str
A family has been living without a roof on their home after it was removed by a contractor they never hired. The property was covered in tarp with no explanation except a letter left by the contractor which says there had been some miscommunication, and they were sent to the wrong address.
High quality lime has been manufactured for the first time in the UK using hydrogen technology as part of a world-first net zero trial. The trial, led by Tarmac at its Tunstead site near Buxton, was the culmination of a project funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (B
A 17th-century turfhouse has been recreated using traditional materials, tools and techniques in Glencoe. The turf, wattle and thatch structure was erected by a team of skilled craftspeople in 2021. It has the same footprint as one of the late 17th-century dwellings excavated by conservation charity
For Social Media Day on 30 June, UK register of approved water contractors WaterSafe interviewed one of its members, Ryan Mills of G D Mills Plumbing & Heating in Edinburgh. Ryan has an impressive 8,931 followers on Instagram as @rdmills88, and shares how using social media has helped his busine