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by Chris Achilles
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Next Gereration of Lifts & Elevators
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Views: 3029

Next Gereration of Lifts & Elevators

See the link below for some amazing developments in lift technology

http://www.globalconstructionreview.com ... es-deb7ut/

Multiple cars sharing shafts and going sideways as well. No waiting around for ages and less walking - looks impressive.
by Chris Achilles
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Grenfell Tower Fire
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Views: 2970

Grenfell Tower Fire

Article about the Grenfell Tower Fire

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/201 ... e-experts/

Looks like there are doubts about the panel types used?
by Chris Achilles
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New SCI Interactive Blue Book Website
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Views: 2971

New SCI Interactive Blue Book Website

The link below will be very useful for anyone designing steelwork to EC3.

https://www.steelforlifebluebook.co.uk/

Have Fun.
by Chris Achilles
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: 13 Storey Residential Tower Failure
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Views: 2871

13 Storey Residential Tower Failure

Wow - Lucky the adjacent tower was strong enough to take the load.

http://www.globalconstructionreview.com ... es-eg7ypt/
by Chris Achilles
Thu May 04, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: CITB to launch offsite construction courses
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Views: 3115

CITB to launch offsite construction courses

CITB to launch offsite construction courses

http://www.bimplus.co.uk/news/citb-lau0 ... n-courses/

Offsite construction currently accounts for just 10% of industry output and the CITB has identified this huge training gap.
by Chris Achilles
Thu May 04, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to build a brigde
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Views: 3049

How to build a brigde

Some great timelapse footage of Viaducto Almonte.

https://vimeo.com/195972236

Some serious temporary works on this construction.
by Chris Achilles
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Europe's Tallest Modular Tower
Replies: 2
Views: 5254

Re: Europe's Tallest Modular Tower

See the link below for additional information on Apex House

http://www.globalconstructionreview.com ... ps-pla7ce/

Provided by Brian Street :-)
by Chris Achilles
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: CROSS Report 46
Replies: 0
Views: 3294

CROSS Report 46

See the link below for the latest CROSS report No 46.

More information on Freeze/Thaw splitting of box sections, piling problems, padstone failures and much more.

http://www.structural-safety.org/media/ ... final-.pdf
by Chris Achilles
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Learning from Bad Practice
Topic: Access to the Driveway
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Views: 5920

Access to the Driveway

I had to take a picture of this new house being built close to my mums house.
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I hope they have a motorbike or Sinclair C5.

Worthy of a Darwin Award I think :D
by Chris Achilles
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Europe's Tallest Modular Tower
Replies: 2
Views: 5254

Europe's Tallest Modular Tower

Apex House in Wembley will soon be Europe's tallest Modular Tower Block.

An interesting article link here provided by Brian Street.

http://www.constructionmanagermagazine. ... th-london/
by Chris Achilles
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Modular Construction
Replies: 0
Views: 3463

Modular Construction

An interesting article about the benefits of Modular Construction and it's roots in the Oil and Gas industry. http://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/comment/construction-m7ust-str6ive-offsites-sch7edule/ We have just shipped 4 modules to Rosyth (one was 5.5m x 12m x 4.3m and weighed 28 Tonne) so...
by Chris Achilles
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: CROSS Report - Edinburgh Schools
Replies: 0
Views: 3194

CROSS Report - Edinburgh Schools

See the link below for a report on defective schools in Edinburgh.

http://www.structural-safety.org/media/ ... ruary-.pdf

I think the picture says it all with this one.
by Chris Achilles
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Madrid gets World first 3D Printed Bridge
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Views: 3292

Madrid gets World first 3D Printed Bridge

Madrid gets World first 3D Printed Bridge

http://www.globalconstructionreview.com ... d-bri7dge/

I'm off there in April so will have a walk across this :D
by Chris Achilles
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: CROSS Alert
Replies: 0
Views: 3230

CROSS Alert

New Temporary Stability Alert issued by CROSS. http://www.structural-safety.org/media/397083/scoss-alert-structural-stability-integrity-of-steel-frame-buildings-in-their-temporary-and-permanent-condition-final-31-jan-2017-.pdf This reports on a dramatic failure during construction back in 2012 at th...
by Chris Achilles
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Cross Report No 45
Replies: 0
Views: 3165

Cross Report No 45

See the link below for a copy of the latest CROSS report No 45.

http://www.structural-safety.org/media/ ... nal-2-.pdf