November 5, 2018

Australian company Emesent has developed software that allows autonomous drones to create mapping of underground spaces such as mines and tunnels.

The company was founded by researchers at the robotics department of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, an Australian federal research agency. While...

May 17, 2018

San Francisco city council has ordered a US contractor to rip up more than 5km of track on a light rail project and lay it again.

The council claimed the track rails were made from “standard strength” steel, rather than the “high strength” material required in the contract’s specifications.

The letter was sent by the San Fran...

May 14, 2018

Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2017 and March 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of Labor Department data released on Friday (20 April).

AGC said the j...

September 8, 2017

 A futuristic automated collection system that sucks food waste and garbage through miles of underground pipes has been chosen for a new 100-acre residential development in Seoul, South Korea.

The system, chosen for the site in Gangnam-Gu, Seoul’s third largest district, will span 399,741 sq m on completion and include a sub...

August 28, 2017

A consortium led by US construction firm Aecom has secured more than £4.2m ($5.2m) of funding from the UK government to test the use of autonomous vehicles to move people around airports, hospitals, malls and other centres.

The pilot project includes the design, development and testing of “pods on-demand” (PODs), and will cu...

August 28, 2017

The Binhe Yellow River Bridge is located in Yinchun, the capital of northern China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and opened to traffic in April 2016 after 28 months of construction.

The double-cable suspension bridge connects Yinchuan city center with the Binhe New Area.

The bridge is 6,587m long and eight lanes wide, is...

May 12, 2017

 Seattle starts work next month on a $3.7bn project to build a light-rail link on a floating bridge over Lake Washington, to the east of the city.

Project leaders claim it is a world first.

A big challenge was working out how to keep the tracks stable while the I-90 floating bridge bobs in waves or moves in wind.

The proje...

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