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Work starts on world’s first vertical cable car in Brighton

Building work has officially started on Brighton seafront to build the UK’s tallest observation tower outside London. The 162m tall i360 tower is being built with help from Brighton and Hove City Council, which lent £36.2m to the £46.2m project. The structure, designed by Marks Barfield Architects and Jacobs, is being built on the old West…

Posted on August 3rd, 2014

Didcot power station demolition caught on camera

Three enormous cooling towers at the disused Didcot A Power Station in Oxfordshire have been demolished. The blast, conducted with more than 180 kg of explosives, flattened 36,000 tonnes of material in seconds and was streamed live on-line. Hundreds of people gathered to watch the towers come down at 05:01 BST, despite warnings of a huge…

Posted on July 27th, 2014

Scaffold design goes digital

Faster, digitised and more user friendly, the NASCs new guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding is expected to slash design costs for temporary structures. It’s been a while in coming, but the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation’s new technical guidance has been hailed as a ‘step change’ that will drive up standards for access firms,…

Posted on June 25th, 2014

Construction workers react to ‘Wrecking Ball’ (VIDEO)

Miley Cyrus is breaking hearts… and safety regulations. Is that my sledge hammer? Only I get to lick my hammer …..and Tom And all we can say is: thank you, College Humor. Source @ College Humour – wrecking ball

Posted on June 5th, 2014

The Professional Crane Adventure Returns

It seems that not everyone got the memo about safeguarding tower cranes from James Kingston. Video below! Crane boy James Kingston, 23 from Hampshire, has been up to his tricks again, this time dangling 150 metres in the air hanging from a tower crane in London with just one hand. You may remember that he…

Posted on May 29th, 2014

Class of ’92 vs the Builders : Hotel Football rooftop 5-a-side

Just a regular Thursday morning site visit to the upcoming Hotel Football in Old Trafford, Manchester… Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville with Paul Scholes, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt are shown around their under-construction hotel, ending up at the rooftop 5-a-side pitch, where the Hotel Football building team are waiting to try and teach them…

Posted on May 23rd, 2014

The Most Dramatic Video In Construction: We Build Rail

Bechtel – WE BUILD RAIL Journey across the world with us and visit seven spectacular rail projects that transform communities and represent amazing feats of engineering and brilliant career opportunities. #webuildrail Over a century ago, when Bechtel began, rail looked like the transport of the future. It still does. Sprawling cities, crawling highways, and chronic…

Posted on May 6th, 2014

Filming ‘Life as an Architect’

@Media_CC: Filming at Julian Owen associates in Nottingham. Question time! - A Day in the life of a Architect. Thanks to Julian Owen Associates Architects for allowing the ConstructionChat Media team to come in to there head office and film. Julian Owen Associates is a Royal Institute of British Architects Chartered Practice, a member of the Sustainable Building Association (AECB) and…

Posted on February 14th, 2014