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In order to prevent falls during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, a safety net was installed under the structure. Workers also wore face masks, anti-glare goggles and wind cream. To successfully erect this megastructure, multiple technical, safety and economic barriers had to be overcome.
While skyscrapers make the most of vertical space, they also pose significant safety and economic challenges. China has banned the construction of buildings taller than 500 metres. We investigate the extent to which building height can become an insurmountable handicap.
Industrialized construction utilizes processes and techniques and most of all its characterized by producing components in a workshop that are later transported to their final location for their assembly. It is a different concept from traditional construction that moves production outside the construction site.
From churches that don’t degrade over time to swimwear that minimises the friction of the swimmer or packaging that repels its contents, nanotechnology is already sparking a veritable revolution in the development of new materials. Here we take a look at the sectors in which nanotech provides differential value versus those in which the "nano" label on consumer products is pure marketing.