Entries by Lyn

Nano-material formulations to improve the sustainability

Dr Liam Britnell left with Nathan Feddy   A start-up which is developing new techniques and materials for sustainable housing using ‘wonder material’ graphene has begun a major initiative after securing nearly £200,000 of government funding. Manchester-based Vector Homes has been awarded a Smart Grant of £191,000 by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. The […]

How Digital Twinning Helped Deliver China’s Cargo Airport

Bentley’s BIM (building information modelling) and iTwin technology helped establish a digital twin as part of the delivery of Asia’s first professional cargo airport, explains Teresa Elliott, senior director, industry marketing, Bentley Systems. In the east of Ezhou in Hubei province, the new Ezhou Huahu International Airport is being developed as Asia’s first professional cargo airport […]

Bridge section installed to precise schedule

The bridge had both a transverse and longitudinal slope. The Rhine Bridge in Leverkusen is a heavily frequented section of Germany’s A1 highway. In order to adapt the bridge to increasing traffic volumes, it will be replaced with a new eight-lane structure. SEH Engineering GmbH contracted Mammoet to move one bridge section to the installation […]

£300M offshore wind foundation factory

Planning approval has been granted for the £300M offshore wind foundation factory at Teesside Freeport. South Korean steel manufacturer SeAH Wind can now push ahead with plans to construct the 40m-tall and 800m-long factory, which will be the largest in the world. It will sit on a 36.4ha site and have an internal volume of […]

Stelling Properties proud to become members of Make Modular

Stelling Properties are pleased to announce that they have become members of Make Modular. Make Modular is the newly formed voice of modular housing and represents the most advanced form of housing construction in the UK. Make Modular was formed as an independent body to represent the volumetric construction industry and act as a vehicle […]

Isle of Wight, call to move faster with MMC

MP Bob Seely said we need solutions being implemented now ISLE of Wight MP Bob Seely has joined the call for a more pro-active approach to solving the Island’s housing crisis. He told the County Press the Isle of Wight Council needs to move faster with its Modern Methods of Construction and Relocatable Homes project, […]

CONSIDERING GREEN ENERGY FOR SCOTLAND

The Scottish Affairs Committee has this week visited Cologne in Germany where they have witnessed first-hand the country’s efforts to produce green hydrogen – hydrogen solely produced using renewable energy. The visit complements the Committee’s ongoing inquiry, Hydrogen and carbon capture in Scotland, where MPs are considering the merits and drawbacks of both green and […]

HS2’s ‘green tunnels’ – VIDEO

HS2’s ‘green tunnels’ will, when completed, be covered by earth, trees, and shrubs to fit in with the surrounding countryside:Credit: HS2 Start of work on pioneering ‘green tunnel’ announced by HS2 HS2 has announced the start of construction of its first innovative ‘green tunnel’ . This tunnel will be designed to blend the high-speed railway […]

Silicon Valley for the circular economy – Ecuador

A project planned for Ecuador is set to create a ‘Silicon Valley for the circular economy’. Designs have been unveiled for a modular and sustainable village made from 3D-printed cacao waste. Cacao Eco Village will be located on the coast of Ecuador’s Manabi province, where farmers produce chocolate by extracting cocoa butter and solids from […]

Converting Waste to Concrete

Finnish materials technology company Betolar has been granted a patent for its innovative method for treating and converting mining waste material into a reinforcing binder, which can be used as a low-carbon alternative to cement. The materials technology company Betolar has been granted a patent for a method and arrangement for treating and converting waste […]