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New way of building bridges could be faster, cheaper, better

You've probably seen this triangle before: Fast, Cheap, Good -- Pick Two. Here's a new bridge-building technique from Austria that seems to allow the customer to get a bridge that's faster, cheaper, better than traditional bridges.

From Popular Mechanics:

The umbrella method is a completely new way to construct a static final bridge. This TU ...

Watch this impressive c.1929 footage of construction workers atop NYC’s Chrysler Building

No, they aren't wearing any harnesses. But some of them are sporting rather dashing chapeaus. From Speed Graphic Film and Video:

New York's Chrysler Building, one of the city's most iconic skyscrapers, was built in a remarkably short time--foundation work began in November 1928, and the building officially opened in May 1930. Even more ...

Where top VCs are investing in construction robotics

Venture capital has been flooding the various subverticals under the robotics umbrella in recent years, and the construction space is one of the largest beneficiaries. Last November, we surveyed 13 of the top robotics-focused VCs to find out which areas of robotics are exciting them most going into 2020. One of the most common areas ...

Incredible time lapse video of coronavirus hospital that China built in just 10 days

Where there's a will... It took just 8 days for China to build a large new hospital in Wuhan specifically to care for coronavirus patients. Another one is under construction. From The Guardian:

Construction work started on the Huoshenshan hospital on 23 January and finished eight days later, a day short of breaking their ...

Here’s how thinking about building on Mars can help us build better right here on Earth

12.31.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Thinking about how to build things on Mars comes with a surprising advantage, according to AI SpaceFactory. The company recently won first place at NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge with their 3D printed Martian habitat, MARSHA. A few months ... ...

Watch this fantastic Las Vegas-style hotel demolition in Las Vegas

Oooh. Ahhh.

The finale is fantastic but they could have intensified the build-up with just a few well-timed acrobats.

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Maryland, USA (acting as Implosion Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, Clauss Construction Company of Lakeside, California) performs the successful explosives felling of the 188’ tall, 286,440 square foot, 16-story, reinforced concrete CMU ...

Tesla’s new Solar Roof costs less than a new roof plus solar panels, aims for install rate of 1K per week

Tesla has launched the third iteration of its solar roof tile for residential home use, which it officially detailed in a blog post on Friday and in a call with media. Tesla CEO Elon Musk kicked off the call with some explanatory remarks on the V3 Solar Roof, and then took a number of questions. ...

Architects are using drones to spray insulation materials directly onto buildings

10.01.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

MuDD Architects are experimenting with new technologies and old construction techniques to come up with more sustainable building solutions. In this video, founder Stephanie Chaltiel speaks about the importance of making construction accessible to any... ...

Darren Bechtel (yes, of those Bechtels) has raised $97.5 million for his firm, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Brick & Mortar Ventures, a young, San Francisco-based venture firm that’s focused on startups innovating in or around architecture, engineering, construction, and facilities management, has closed with $97.2 million in capital commitments. The fund is one in a sea or debut funds that have swung open their doors in recent years, though it’s also interesting ...

The future of autonomous vehicles runs off roads and on to farms, construction sites and mines

Fully self-driving passenger cars are not “just around the corner.” While the well-funded leaders are on more stable financial ground, other AV startups may be looking for the off-ramp. ...