Germans Target Electric Charging  – collaboration with US Ford
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Long Range Travel Goal Aiming to drive the mass adoption of electric vehicles, Germany’s biggest car makers and Ford of the US have formed a joint venture pledging to create the highest-powered charging-station network in Europe. Their goal is to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicles with up to 400 ultra-fast charging sites at […]

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‘Vertical Village’ for Antwerp – Danish Architect 15,000m2 scheme
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Creating a Social, Elevated Community Aiming to redefine the apartment block as a “social, elevated community”, Danish architect CF Møller’s 15,000 square metre tower breaks with the traditional multi-storey building, which isolate residents. Instead it is designed as a “sustainable, collectively-oriented community in which social encounters are created using a wide range of architectural features”

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ZED Pods for Car Parks – Is this really new?
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ZED Villages According to Shelter, over ¼ million people in England are homeless. 53,480 families in England live in temporary accommodation. Now on display at BRE’s Innovation Park Bill Dunster’s ZED Factory has now spawned ZED Pods Ltd to offer ‘snap together’ houses above car parks. It aims to create ‘pop-up villages’ made from cheap, […]

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Future BIM Hard Hat – You’ll want one soon
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Hi Tech from LA According to a report by Stephen Cousins in Construction Manager, the hard hat is now embracing BIM with the development of a new smart helmet by Los Angeles tech company Daqri. It is already being tested by a number of construction companies including some in the UK.

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Tougher H&S Penalties – Designers & Builders Take Note
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New Sentencing Guidelines New penalties came into force in February 2016 making fines proportional to turnover. Some big names have been caught as well as a general increase in fines and custodial sentences since then.

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