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'Cracking' Sydney tower residents evacuated again

Sydney - Residents in a recently completed Sydney high-rise apartment block that made "cracking noises" on Christmas Eve were moved out again Thursday as engineers work "round the clock" to fix the issue.

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney 'cracking' tower

Sydney - Some residents of a recently completed Sydney high-rise apartment block were Tuesday spending their Christmas in makeshift camps, after they were evacuated by authorities when "cracking noises" in the building were heard.

Thousands rally to back Italy-France high-speed train project

Turin - Tens of thousands of people rallied in the north Italian city of Turin on Saturday, to support a planned high-speed train line to Lyon that faced years of opposition, especially from environmental groups.

Essential Science: New cement paste gets stronger when it cracks

Scientists have used 3D printing technology to develop a super-strong form of cement. This is based on the addition of an ingredient that becomes stronger the more pressure that is applied to it.

French police disperse protesters opposed to motorway construction

Kolbsheim - French police used tear gas early Monday to disperse around 200 protesters blocking the construction of a ring road near the eastern city of Strasbourg, an AFP journalist said.

Q&A: How technology helps build the modern hospital Special

MBI Group, a leading NYC construction firm, has recently won a bid to construct multiple patient care spaces across its New York City network of hospitals. To discover how modern technology assists with such projects, Alex Getelman provides an insight.

NATO mulls proposal to name HQ for McCain

Apo - NATO said Thursday it will consider a proposal made by three former alliance chiefs to name the organisation's new headquarters in honour of the late US politician and Navy veteran John McCain.

One dead after building collapse in Nigerian capital

Abuja - A half-finished building collapsed on Friday in the Nigerian capital of Abuja killing one person and injuring others."My heart goes out to the family that lost someone today.

Improving data collection for construction

Construction sites generate considerable amounts of data. Much of this data is still dependent upon manual collection and this creates inefficiencies. A new report highlights how technology can improve this.

Why many construction companies have not transitioned to digital

Moving to a digital model is essential for future survival of construction companies. This is necessary to meet changes arising from connected homes, smart factories and offices, according to a new report.

Construction industry ready for take-off with drone technology

A wider use of drones in the construction industry is predicted over the next couple of years, according to industry insider Ian Tansey of ProDroneWorx.

Construction set for increased digital transformation by 2025

Considerable digital transformation is to beset the construction and building sectors by 2025, according to a new report. This is a path towards smart construction, involving digitalization, analytics, and smart assets.

Bridge of discord between Croatia and Bosnia

- Pero Brbora farms his shellfish in Croatia but has to cross the border into Bosnia, and out again, to sell them in his homeland.

Mumbai building collapse death toll jumps to 33

Mumbai - The death toll from a building collapse in India's commercial capital Mumbai jumped to 33 Friday as activists decried the latest deadly housing tragedy to strike the crowded metropolis.

Eight dead in Lagos building collapse

Lagos - Eight people were killed when a four-storey building collapsed after heavy rains in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos, the emergency services and witnesses said on Wednesday.

Rescuers fear dozens trapped in Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were frantically searching for up to 40 people feared trapped in a four-storey building that collapsed Tuesday in India's financial capital of Mumbai, officials said.

3D printers creating car factories of the future

The future for many industries is the 3D printer and the future factory will be composed of several industrial-sized printers. The car and automotive sector is one area likely to be affected. We survey the technologies.

Drones are helping the construction industry to reach new heights

The building site of the future will look very different. Instead of dozens of men and women in high visibility jackets things will look far more futuristic with drones buzzing overhead, robotic bulldozers and 3D printers churning out new structures.

Construction robots will be building it big

Boston - The world of construction and building is changing fast thanks to the use of robotics. Robots have the potential to build faster and more accurately than people, and they signal the digital transformation of the industry.

Humans will disappear from building sites by 2050

Most builders could disappear from building sites by 2050 according to a new industry survey. Already robotic bricklayers are being tested out, and to good effect.

Two dead after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - The mother of two children rescued from a collapsed seven-storey building in Nairobi has died in hospital, officials said Wednesday, amid fears more people are trapped under the rubble.

At least 4 missing after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - At least four people were missing after the collapse of a seven-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi overnight, the Red Cross said on Tuesday.

Researchers turn to sea sponges for building design

Sea sponges seem to be unlikely creatures as to inform us about modern construction, yet researchers have been studying orange puffball sea sponges for inspiration. Of interest is how the sponges avoid buckling under water pressure.

Family of six feared trapped in deadly Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Sunday for a family of six feared trapped in a building that collapsed and killed two people on the outskirts of the Indian city of Mumbai, police said.

Family of six feared trapped in deadly Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Sunday for a family of six feared trapped in a building that collapsed and killed two people on the outskirts of the Indian city of Mumbai, police said.

Family of six feared trapped in deadly Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers were searching Sunday for a family of six feared trapped in a building that collapsed and killed two people on the outskirts of the Indian city of Mumbai, police said.

Somalia housing boom as Mogadishu emerges from ashes of war

Mugadishu - Somalia's elegant colonial villas were left in ruins by two decades of street fighting among warlords, and the seaside capital Mogadishu was dubbed the most dangerous city in the world.

Madrid apartment block collapses after being evacuated

Madrid - A four-storey apartment building collapsed in Madrid on Monday just hours after firefighters evacuated all of its occupants, some of them clambering through windows.

Girl among five dead in India building collapse

New Delhi - Rescuers in the Indian capital on Sunday plucked the body of a little girl from the ruins of a collapsed four-storey building, increasing the death toll to five.

Rebuilding of Gaza's destroyed homes set to begin

Gaza - The rebuilding of thousands of homes destroyed in last summer's Gaza war is to begin in the coming days, almost a year after the conflict began, the Palestinian housing minister said Wednesday.
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