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This is How Technology Will Modernise Construction This Year

The construction sector can expect modernisation to continue with a number of key technologies taking centre stage during 2017. An increase in Building Information Management (BIM) in civil construction as contractors become increasingly aware of the benefits of model-based construction.

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How Smart Are These Australian Bricklayers?

What do construction workers do when they’re bored? Set up bricks to fall like dominoes ofcourse like these workers on a construction site somewhere in Australia did. I wonder how long these workers took to set up this brick dominoes

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The Future of Pavement Installation

There’s new technology out of Singapore which could revolutionize the precast concrete industry. The new flexible precast concrete creates a durable and slip-resistant road surface and also manages to  reduce construction time by at least 50 per cent. The material

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Housing Boom Boosts Timber Industry

The rising housing market has given a welcomed boost to the Queensland timber industry, according to recent statistics from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). The impact of a healthy construction market in Queensland and across

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Robots Laying More Bricks than Workers on Construction Site

SAM  (short for semi-automated mason), a bricklaying robot is  being used to increase productivity, working with human masons, increasing productivity three fold. The creators of the robot say the purpose of the technology is not to replace human workers but rather

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Beware of Asbestos Containing Building Materials

Following tests by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) a prohibition notice has been issued to a building site in Sydney. The NATA found that building panels being used on the site contained chrysotile asbestos. The panels had already been

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The School Built out of Garbage

Pepsi have partnered with The MyShelter Foundation to solve the classroom shortage in the Philippines. Making the most out of a low budget, old cola bottles have been recycled into “bricks” using a mixture of soil, water and cement. The situation

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