Exoskeletons Will Give You the Strength of 10 Men  Science fiction may soon be a reality on building sites
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Robotics Strength Boosters Soon Robot Suits may no longer be confined to comics and Sci-Fi. Real efforts are now being made to fit workers with external skeletons able to boost strength without reducing physical co-ordination.

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Town Centre Factories Predicted
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“The convergence of the physical and digital worlds means that manufacturers have to continue to adapt and adopt new processes quicker than ever before.” Duncan White, science and industry leader, Arup.

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Building Underwater – greenhouses growing strawberries on the Italian coast
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Twenty feet underwater, just off the north-western coast of Italy, are five biospheres that are growing plants such as strawberries, lettuce and beans. Nemo’s Garden has been operated by the family…

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Compact Homes – Alternative ways to “Affordability” Solutions for Global Housing Crisis
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According to KPMG and Shelter, first time buyers in London need a minimum salary of £77,000, but only earn £27,999 on average. Similar problems exist around the world. Pocket Living’s 24 storey 83 unit scheme, Wandsworth Avoiding the Trap Many people in their late thirties and early forties consider themselves trapped in a cycle of […]

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Faulty Fire Doors
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With HSE becoming increasingly vigilant on the avoidance of fire risk on and around sites, the recent report by Neil Ashdown, general manager of the fire door inspection scheme, shows a worrying prevalence of incorrect fire door installation. This, he asserts, applies to contractors of all sizes, with subcontract skilled carpenters and joiners showing a […]

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THE URBAN TEMPLE
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Read our FREE download THE URBAN TEMPLE by Jai Cheswick with iBooks.

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Modular off-site building could be the solution to UKs housing crisis
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Modular off-site building could be the key to solving the UK’s broken housing market, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The UK House Building: Manufacturing Affordable Quality Homes report is calling on gove…

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