JCB electric digger wins top MacRobert engineering prize

An all-electric construction vehicle from the Staffordshire firm wins this year's MacRobert Award.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 9, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: engineering construction-industry bradford

Algorithms are designing better buildings

Algorithms can now work out the best ways to lay out rooms, construct buildings and even change them over time to meet user needs.

Silvio Carta, Head of Art and Design, University of Hertfordshire • conversation
June 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: algorithm buildings design construction-industry building-design architeture

Would you eat a 'steak' printed by robots?

3D printing is meeting some of the ambitions touted when the technology emerged 20 years ago.

By Emma Woollacott • bbcnews
Feb. 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: medicine 3d-printing construction-industry

Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about

Cement is the source of about 8% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. How can this be changed?

By Lucy Rodgers • bbcnews
Dec. 17, 2018 ~12 min

Tags: climate-change greenhouse-gas-emissions construction-industry

Concrete plans

Reducing our use of sand and cement cuts down on CO2 emissions and lessens the impact on the environment.

By Tim Bowler • bbcnews
Oct. 23, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: environment recycling construction-industry

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