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When Will We See Autonomous Trucks on Construction Sites?

When Will We See Autonomous Trucks on Construction Sites?

Brief  Autonomous cars are hot topics these days, especially as more test drives occur and industry authorities start looking at legislation to keep roads safe without stifling self-driving vehicle innovation. However, it’s also useful to think about the potential of...

Should You Choose Precast Concrete or Site Cast Concrete?

Should You Choose Precast Concrete or Site Cast Concrete?

Brief  Should you choose precast concrete or site cast concrete? This is a vital question for anyone planning a commercial, hospitality or healthcare construction or renovation project. The answer will depend on what your business requires.   Insight Introduction...

13 Things Experts Want You to Know About Building a Barndominium

13 Things Experts Want You to Know About Building a Barndominium

Brief  Given the rise of the farmhouse aesthetic in recent years, it comes as no surprise that people have gone all-in on barndominiums. As made famous in recent years by Joanna Gaines, barndominiums are refurbished (or newly built) barns that serve as a condo, home,...

Concrete Sencsrs Improve Efficiency and Avoid of Material Waste

Concrete Sencsrs Improve Efficiency and Avoid of Material Waste

Brief Control of concrete strength and maturity in large-scale projects has traditionally been recorded and measured manually. Nowadays, there are new technologies that allow builders to melt sensors directly into the concrete, which –connected to a transmitter– show...

What Is a Straw Bale House?

What Is a Straw Bale House?

Brief  A straw bale house is made using straw as either a main structural element, insulation, or both. The buildings are constructed by stacking rows of compact straw bales on a strong foundation before sealing with a moisture barrier and outer plaster layer. They...

How are Rome’s Monuments Still standing?

How are Rome’s Monuments Still standing?

Brief  Nearly 2,000 years on, how are the Colosseum and the Pantheon still standing despite earthquakes, floods and military conflicts?   Insight nside the Colosseum's stone and mortar bowl, visitors have ample space to picture the roaring crowds of more than...

The Industry Creating a Third of the World’s Waste

The Industry Creating a Third of the World’s Waste

Brief  Extracting materials is wreaking havoc on the planet. Could the world's growing mounds of waste hold the key to sustainable construction?   Insight We now smash, grab and pull some 100 billion tonnes of raw material out of the fabric of the planet in just...

Painting Over Wallpaper: Is it a Good Idea?

Painting Over Wallpaper: Is it a Good Idea?

Brief  Painting over wallpaper is a quick solution when stripping it back is not an option. Our expert offers his top tips to get the best results for your walls.   Insight Painting over wallpaper is a quick solution for refreshing your walls, especially if...

Transforming Home Construction With Robotics

Transforming Home Construction With Robotics

Brief Mighty Buildings is an Oakland, CA based 3D printed home construction company that is transforming home construction with robotics, materials innovation, and a vision for addressing the dual crises of housing availability and climate.   Insight The...

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