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This Building's Swooping Curves Were Fabricated By A Robot

An architecture firm called Studio RAP has built what it claims is the”first robotically fabricated building in the Netherlands,” using automated milling techniques to craft a unique, swooping structure.

This Freeway Overpass Got Completely Replaced In 43 Hours

Remember Carmageddon, LA’s massive freeway widening project that was supposed to paralyse the city? (It didn’t.) The demolition of a single overpass alone took an entire weekend. Earlier this month, a major Beijing overpass was demolished and completely replaced in less than two days.

This Towering Egg Is The Nose Of UK's Next Nuclear Submarine

Image Cache: “This is big. I mean really big. A big egg.” This was my first thought when I saw the nose cone of HMS Anson, the Royal Navy’s fifth Astute class nuclear powered attack submarine. It is huge.

Seeing A Cruise Ship Get Chopped In Half And Extended Is Always So Cool

Video: The logic behind these construction projects where a ship gets chopped in half and then extended always seems a little bit like a magic trick. So you’ll chop a floating vessel, plug in a whole part in the middle and then hope it doesn’t sink? Cool! I’m all in for watching as many of these as possible. This video is a timelapse made by MK Timelapse that shrinks the entire 2-month process into a neat little video.

Watch A Bridge Get Quickly And Neatly Demolished In This Timelapse

Video: This footage from a few years back shows a bridge in Bedfordshire, England getting demolished in less than 15 hours. Basically, a night’s work was all it took to vaporise a steel and concrete structure. It’s really neat to see the progression and to see all the machines working in tandem. It’s also just really damn impressive to see them get this done so quickly. It’s there one day and gone the next.

All Sorts Of Buildings Could Be Made With This Brick-Laying Robot

Construction can be back-breaking work, but some engineers in Switzerland have ginned up a brick-laying workbot that can help humans build buildings.

Watch A Construction Crane Build Itself

Video: A construction crane builds buildings and structures and basically everything but what builds a construction crane? Another construction crane? Nope, a construction crane builds itself. Here’s a fun video recently re-dugg up by Digg showing how one of them tower cranes are built.

There's A Glass Shortage, And It's Dramatically Slowing Down Building Construction

When the recession hit the US eight years ago, the construction industry ground to a halt — and with it, the suppliers of building materials like glass. Now, boom-time architects and developers have a problem: There isn’t enough glass to go around.

Transporting An Enormous Aircraft Carrier, Piece By Piece

BAE Systems has just published an amazing time lapse video showing how the largest section of Britain’s second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was tossed and towed to Rosyth Dockyard from the dock in Glasgow where it was built.

The World's Deadliest Construction Projects, Visualised

The infrastructure being built for Qatar’s World Cup is using the most cutting-edge construction technologies. Yet due to the poor treatment of migrant workers, an estimated 4000 people could die building it. A new timeline of construction deaths shows this inconsistency throughout history: Even though construction methods have improved over time, worker conditions don’t always keep pace.

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