Volume: 6, Issue: 32 - 08/11/2017
Thyssenkrupp recently introduced the world’s first rope-less and sideways-moving elevator system, MULTI. Instead of one cabin per shaft moving up and down, the MULTI offers multiple cabins operating in a loop, like a metro system inside a building. The first building to use the MULTI elevators is The East Side Tower in Berlin.
Volume: 6, Issue: 31 - 08/04/2017
St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho paid roughly $300,000 to relocate a 98-foot tall, 105-year-old sequoia tree to make room for a building expansion. It took about 10 hours for crews to move the 800-pound tree to its new location a few blocks away.
Volume: 6, Issue: 30 - 07/28/2017
Scheduled to open in 2017, Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is the cornerstone of a new $278 billion cultural district on Saadiyat Island. Watch the video to learn more about the building including the massive dome that covers the museum.
Volume: 6, Issue: 29 - 07/21/2017
Kite Bricks is introducing a new product that will change the way buildings are being built. According to Smart Brick’s website, the bricks offer high thermal control, full passage of pipes, wires, cables and the like, finishes for both indoors and outdoors, extraordinary strength, ease of construction, safety of materials and total application throughout a structure.
Volume: 6, Issue: 28 - 07/14/2017
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Project is an ongoing construction project that consists of a series of bridges, artificial islands and an undersea tunnel that connects Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai, three major cities on the Pearl River Delta in China.
Volume: 6, Issue: 27 - 07/07/2017
The Hudson Yards Redevelopment is one of NYC's largest projects in history. The megaproject is located on Manhattan's middle west side, and will attract over 65,000 visitors a day upon completion in 2024. Read more.
Volume: 6, Issue: 26 - 06/30/2017
If all goes according to plan, The Jeddah Tower will open in 2020 and become the world’s tallest building. Check out this video of a tour group starting at the 56th floor and being lowered to the ground from a materials hoist by a crane. It’s an amazing view and the building is only one-quarter complete.
Volume: 6, Issue: 25 - 06/23/2017
The 821 foot city skyline consists of 145 residential condos that were designed to look like individual homes stacked on top of each other, giving the building its “Jenga-like qualities.” See time-lapse video of construction progress from 2012 to late 2016.
Volume: 6, Issue: 24 - 06/16/2017
A recent Construction Junkie blog posting reported that a bomb from World War II was found at a construction project in Birmingham, West Minster. While bombs have been found buried at other sites, this bomb had to be detonated. Watch this video.
Volume: 6, Issue: 23 - 06/09/2017
In a recent blog entry in Construction Junkie, Shane Hedmond reported on an accident at a mixed-use building in Oakland, California where about 20 construction workers fell 10 to 15 feet while placing concrete on the second floor. Read more.