Mesmerizing Manhole Cutting Machine Makes Drilling in Roads a Breeze

Mesmerizing Manhole Cutting Machine Makes Drilling in Roads a Breeze

00 Manholes are essential to maintaining underground sewage and pipe networks, but repairing them can get a little tricky. For the most part, engineers try to avoid placing manholes under roadways, but many times there is no getting around it. A manhole is needed ever place where a sewer line needs to make a turn, or they are placed at designated intervals based on local code and engineer’s discretion. Manholes in roadways will sink over…

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Giant Cofferdams Allow for Construction Underwater

Giant Cofferdams Allow for Construction Underwater

00 When engineers need to build supporting structures in areas that would otherwise be underwater, they construct temporary walls called cofferdams. A cofferdam is a wall structure that is built into the floor of a water basin, made watertight, then the water is pumped out to allow for a dry workspace. In terms of geotechnical engineering, the process isn’t as simple as just pushing walls into the ground, engineers have to carefully desing the structure…

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Multi-story Bamboo Treehouse Held Together Only By Rope

Multi-story Bamboo Treehouse Held Together Only By Rope

00 If you are looking to build your next home, but you just hate using pesky nails and screws, then we have found the perfect construction method for you. Penda is a Beijing-based architecture firm that builds treehouses from bamboo with absolutely no fasteners. All that is used in the construction process is bamboo and rope, according to Tech Insider. You may not think this is a big deal, but when you consider that many…

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The Floating Houses of IJburg, Amsterdam

The Floating Houses of IJburg, Amsterdam

00 Floating houses [Image Source: Marlies Rohmer Architects] With the threat of massive floods looming over the horizon with the terrible tale of history waking behind the Netherlands, it comes as no surprise architects decided not to fight against the water and build houses that float. Designed by Architecten bureau Marlies Rohmer in Amsterdam within the Netherlands, the team decided to take the water head on by building directly on top. The Netherlands have an…

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Millennium Tower in San Francisco is Sinking

Millennium Tower in San Francisco is Sinking

00 A $350 million skyscraper in San Francisco has sunk 16 inches in the last 8 years as well as started to tilt to one side. The Millennium Tower is filled with condos for the rich and famous, with prices ranging above $10 million. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, an independent contractor was hired to determine the extent of the settling problems for the building, and now the task is how to fix them. For…

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JR Reveals Massive Athletic Sculptures to Open the Olympics

JR Reveals Massive Athletic Sculptures to Open the Olympics

00 [Image Source: JR] JR, an incredible French artist, recently revealed two massive magnificent sculptures just prior to the opening of the 2016 summer Olympics. The two sculptures unveiled depict athletes that interact with the city. The first of which is of an unknown diver diving into the water near Rio’s Barra. The second is of a Cologne-based, Sudanese high jumper Mohamed Younes Idriss high jumping over a 25 story building. “He missed out on…

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Brick Laying Robot Can Build Houses in Hours

Brick Laying Robot Can Build Houses in Hours

00 Building houses just got a lot faster with the use of this brick laying robot. It isn’t a 3D printer per say, as it doesn’t extrude any material. Rather, it functions as an attachment to an excavator and feeds bricks to the laying head. It is evident that the bricks would need to be laid out in a planned manner, and this is completely taken care of by the loading machine. The machine is called…

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WATCH: Pour Water Upwards at the Hoover Dam

WATCH: Pour Water Upwards at the Hoover Dam

00 While you may know it from as an engineering marvel renowned for its massive structure, here is one thing about the hoover dam you may not have considered. The dam is a massive 726 ft tall supported by a monstrous base that is as thick as two football fields laid end-to-end. Every second, 90,000 gallons of water power through the 30 ft. wide pen stocks. The massive slanted wall, fast cold running water, and…

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Architect Designs Kevlar Bulletproof Scarf Head Covering

Architect Designs Kevlar Bulletproof Scarf Head Covering

00 [Image Source: Salima Kadi] We live in an increasingly dangerous world, which means that many are taking personal measures to protect themselves from attacks. One Beirut-based architect has created a head covering made from 16 layers of bulletproof kevlar. Called K29 001, it is Keffiyeh scarf which provides protection from all angles. The scarf was unveiled at the Beirut Design week, and it resembles many garments currently worn in the middle east. [Image Source: Salima Kadi]…

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This Man Built a Tile Roof Hut from Scratch

This Man Built a Tile Roof Hut from Scratch

00 An Australian man whose name remains a mystery man with virtually no outdoor training built an entire tiled hut completely from scratch in just 2 months. The video is a little long, but I assure you, you will be mesmerized as the project evolves. The man runs a YouTube channel called primitive technology where he, of course, builds houses and tools without using any store bought tool or any other item. In his most…

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