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It's now mandatory that the recycling of construction materials is contemplated in building design
The preparation of construction tender conditions and documents using materials with a low environmental impact has not only become a reality, but it gets a better score at tender bids or contract awards.
Promoting the use of recycled aggregates in construction and demolition
Valoriza and Surge Ambiental (Sacyr Green) are spearheading an initiative that aims to provide a solution to construction and demolition waste.
This is how world's most famous skyscraper came to be
Built almost 100 years ago, at the height of the frenzied competition between major cities to have the world's tallest building, the Empire State Building remains a major tourist attraction in New York City. Long after being surpassed by others, it retains the aura that made it the headquarters of major companies and the setting for iconic films such as King Kong. We look back at why and analyse the energy efficiency challenges that await it in the 21st century.
Four emblematic constructions headed by women
Jeanne Gang designed the St. Regis Chicago skyscraper, a 101-storey, 363-metre-tall megastructure inspired by the geometry present in natural materials like crystal and sapphire. These are the iconic buildings that owe their construction to influential female architects.
The five narrowest buildings in the world
While the Flatiron building is only two metres wide at one end, some very narrow homes such as the Keret House contain a kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom. We take a look at the narrowest buildings on the planet.