#Buildings

The Engineering behind how Scientists are steering lightning with lasers

Deep Dive

Lightning may look beautiful but every year it kills thousands of people, does huge amounts of damage to buildings and infrastructure, and causes power outages. The only protection we have is lightning rods, which were invented 300 years ago and only protect a small area. The cost of...

Five ways drones will change the way buildings are engineered

Long Read

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have been around for decades and have been used primarily for military and recreational purposes. However, recent advances in technology have led to the development of more advanced drones that are capable of performing a wide range of tasks, including...

Engineering in Focus – Sheet Metal and its role in Machining

Long Read

Sheet metal is used in a huge number of industries - from automobile and truck (lorry) bodies, aeroplane fuselages and wings, medical tables, to the roofs for buildings - but what exactly is it and how do Engineers use it today? Sheet Metal's Role in Machining Sheet metals...

Engineering in Focus – How Civil Engineers Can Cut Costs on Steel Buildings

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When civil engineers are designing and constructing steel buildings, costs can quickly rise if you are not careful. However, there are many different ways to lower the costs of steel buildings. B eing organized by having a plan in place and double-checking all of your orders are key...

Engineering in Focus – The Benefits of Pre-Engineered Steel and Metal Buildings

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The pre-designed steel and metal buildings have proven their worth by providing a change in the building and construction industry. This week we are looking at some of the benefits of this technology. Pre-engineered steel and metal buildings are structures pre-made and manufactured at the factory and assembled...

5 Record Breaking Buildings Under Construction That Will Be Among The Tallest In The World By 2021

Quick Read

If you think that some of the tallest towers in the world are impressive now, then you’ve seen nothing yet. The next generation of skyscrapers be in amongst the tallest in the world, with one becoming THE tallest and by a long way, they are also far greener...