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News bulletin-40: 9 Oct 2018


The University of Sydney has published a study showing that 50% of work related spinal injuries happen in the construction industry – 21% higher than in vehicle crashes. The study calls for “increased local surveillance of safety systems and stricter enforcement of relevant legislation” to reduce these.

Watch a time-lapse video that shows the full concrete pour of 3300 cubic yards over eight hours into the foundation mat of a new office building that will stand 800 feet tall in Chicago.

In New Zealand, over the next 10 years, 7000 houses are expected to be built in Auckland along with major infrastructure including wastewater mains and pump stations, stormwater management, and arterial roads with bus and cycling lanes.

A planning application has been lodged for a 124.2 metre tall and slender tower in the Adelaide CBD. If built, it will be among the world’s tallest towers designed specifically for student housing.

Experts in the future of construction say 3D printing will eventually transform the sector, helping to introduce robotisation into construction and tackle waste reduction.

The shortlist for the Architectural Photography Awards 2018 is out, with entries from 47 countries, including the perforated concrete skin of  VM Estancia in India; construction of Raffles City in China, Liege-Guillemins Station in Belgium, Ouse Valley Viaduct in the UK and more.

Image: Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai, an entry in the Architectural Photography Awards 2018.