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Australia's largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney

Timber constructions are rapidly carving their rightful place in urban environments all over the world, and now, beautiful Sydney is home to the …

Design

One dead as under-construction Singapore highway collapses

One man was killed and 10 others injured in Singapore Friday when a partially-built elevated highway they were working on collapsed, authorities …

Migrant Workers

LA has the second highest number of cranes at work in the U.S.

Second only to Seattle<p>The pace of housing development in Los Angeles continues to lag behind that of decades past, but construction booms in Hollywood, Koreatown, and Downtown are reshaping the city's skyline at a rapid clip.<p>To that point, a new survey from construction analyst finds that the …

Skyscrapers
Grenfell Tower

Can a Sideways Elevator Help Designers Build Taller Skyscrapers?

ThyssenKrupp’s design travels horizontally and diagonally, in addition to up and down, freeing up square footage that would otherwise be commandeered for a shaft.<p>Half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that number is expected to jump to 70 percent by the end of the century. To …

Skyscrapers

Carillion appoints HSBC to help advise on review business

Deal between Network Rail and PwC saves two thirds of rail supply chain<p>2 days ago<p>Welfare facilities still woefully lacking on sites says Unite …