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Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis

Caracas - Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest of essentials and walked out of their Caracas apartment.It has remained empty ever since.

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.

Concrete: modern world's ubiquitous building material

Paris - Inexpensive and easy to manipulate, concrete has become an indispensible material for buildings and bridges around the globe, including the bridge with collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa on Tuesday killing at least 38 people.- What is concrete?

Digital technologies are reshaping the manufacturing landscape

For engineers, new skills are needed in a world of smart products. A new survey finds that to capitalize on new service-driven opportunities, manufacturers will need to improve their digital capabilities.

Engineer of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam found dead

Addis Ababa - The project manager of Ethiopia's Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was found dead in the capital Addis Ababa on Thursday, state media reported.

Historic Chinese town resists eviction for theme park

Chikan - A year ago, customers queued round the block for Wu Ying's red bean and coconut ice puddings, but now the 60-year-old has to vault a barricade to reach her dessert shop.

Cyprus clifftop villas raise fears for endangered seals

Peyia - In a string of caves along the coast of Cyprus, a colony of monk seals -- the most endangered mammals in the Mediterranean -- has found refuge.

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.

Erdogan showcases new Istanbul airport ahead of elections

Istanbul - A plane carrying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday touched down at Istanbul's new airport, the first such landing by a passenger aircraft ahead of its official opening in October.

Construction is using tech to seek efficiencies

New technologies have the potential to make a substantial impact upon the home of the future. The smart home concept can one day be extended to an entire town, according to a new state-of-the-industry report.

World's smallest house made using nanotechnology

Bescat - Scientists have assembled the world’s smallest house by using a combination of robotics and nanotechnology. The micro-house even has a door that a house mite can fit through.

Construction firm PCL builds its digital strategy

The construction sector has been one of the most forward thinking in terms of digital transformation, especially relating to supply chain and with the use of drones. One lead example is with Canadian company PCL.

NATO 'condemns' Russia bridge to Moscow-annexed Crimea

Apo - NATO on Wednesday denounced a new bridge linking mainland Russia to Moscow-annexed Crimea as "another violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Putin opens new bridge to Crimea, provoking Ukraine, Western ire

Kerch - President Vladimir Putin drew condemnation from the US, Europe and Ukraine on Tuesday after he opened a new bridge linking mainland Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea by driving a truck across it to the peninsula.

Building boom lifts Lisbon allure — and property prices

Lisbon - Lisbon's azure skies are dotted with forests of cranes as scores of construction workers give Portugal's capital a shiny and new, if pricey, veneer.

Billionaire French tycoon Bollore detained in Africa corruption probe

Paris - Billionaire French tycoon Vincent Bollore was detained Tuesday as part of a corruption investigation into his group's activities in West Africa where it operates several ports, legal sources told AFP.

The long haul to restore Soviet model for collective living

Moscow - Neglected and abused, Moscow's Narkomfin apartment block, a Soviet masterpiece admired around the world, is finally being restored to its original, pioneering state.

Giant new Istanbul airport '85 pct done, to open on time'

Istanbul - Istanbul's giant new airport, which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes will make the city a global air traffic hub, is 85 percent finished and will open on time this year, the transport minister said Friday.

Robots breaking new ground in the construction industry

With the development of self-driving cars, trucks, buses and delivery vehicles, it was only a matter of time before heavy machinery became self-driving. Now, a San Francisco startup has disrupted the construction industry with an autonomous bulldozer.

Construction needs to become data-driven for future success

To remain competitive and to be fit for the future, the construction sector needs to embrace data driven technologies. According to different analysts, this includes maximizing the potential of the Internet of Things.

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.

Digital technologies could unlock billions for construction

Construction companies can unlock billions in value throughout the next ten years by turning more readily to digital technologies, according to a new report from Accenture.

J.Lo and A-Rod help Bronx kids live the American real estate dream

New York - To amass a fortune in real estate, despite New York's crazy housing prices: that is the challenge thrown down by singer Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez to kids from the Bronx, the city's poorest borough.

Indonesia's rapid infrastructure drive takes deadly toll

Jakarta - A string of fatal accidents is threatening to derail Indonesia's relentless infrastructure drive ahead of the Asian Games, a push seen as a key to revving up growth in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

Blue-collar women find hope in #MeToo movement

Chicago - The #MeToo movement may be changing work cultures from entertainment to politics, but Guadalupe Hinojosa will still be stepping into a tough world for women when she completes her training as a welder.

New alloy leads to printing of safe steel products

3D printing has advanced in relation to plastics. With metals, progress has been slower due to technical complexities. A new advancement with the effective and safe 3D printing of steel has been announced.

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.

TransCanada secures contracts to move forward with Keystone construction

Montr - Canadian energy company TransCanada has secured 20-year oil supply contracts allowing it to move forward with the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, it announced Thursday in a statement.

UK govt keeps 'close eye' on struggling firm Carillion

London - The British government is keeping a "very close eye" on construction and outsourcing group Carillion, a senior minister said Sunday, amid reports it could go into administration within days.
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The poles installed up the mountain for the GW Lift at Sugar Mountain moved from the old Summit Express lift.
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Cementos Argos is Colombia's biggest cement firm.
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St-Catherine Street under repair
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Home construction on a kitchen
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New houses require little maintenance so are better for fuel and energy efficiency.
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Graffiti on fence surrounding development property in downtown Toronto.
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Exterior of home constructed using straw bale walls. This home was built in the Southwestern region of the U.S. where the climate is dry.
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Worker taking a break on the sixth floor.
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A construction site, with digger, in Elstree, Hertfordshire, UK.
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Upside down house in the village of Szymbark, near Gdansk, Northern Poland.
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Construction worker taking a break on the 12th floor.
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Workers preparing bamboo scaffolding.
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Construction works happens at night in downtown Toronto.
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Construction of 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville. Bentonville, AR 2/29/12
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