From its completion in 1937 to the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York in 1964, the Golden Gate Bridge had the longest main span in the world. It now stands as an iconic landmark in San Francisco. Kathryn Allen reports.
At ClayTech UK 2017, speakers looked at the challenges and opportunities ahead for the clay and brick industries. Ines Nastali attended the event and learnt, with Brexit bringing change, UK-wide initiatives are needed and being welcomed.
Cartwright Gardens is located in the middle of central London, surrounded by a Georgian garden square. Opposite sits a newly built student hall featuring a 4,500m 2 brick façade that was delivered using off-site construction. Ines Nastali reports.
Sean Wilkins, recently appointed Technical Manager at the Brick Development Association (BDA), talks to Gary Peters about his introduction into the sector and the differences between residential, commercial and civil developments.
At the western point of Hamburg’s HafenCity, Germany, stands Europe’s largest inner-city development, Elbphilharmonie, which is set to become a centre for culture and social life, as Ellis Davies reports.
Mike Unsworth is the director of engineering and construction at Tidal Lagoon Power. Here, the mechanical engineer tells Ines Nastali what materials will be used to build the planned tidal power lagoons in Wales and explains how to maintain them.
Crossrail’s boring machines excavated 42km of tunnels for the new train line that will run through the south east of England in 2019, but what happens to the excavated material? Ines Nastali investigates.