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The secrets of Petra, a wonder of the world erected by desert nomads

To carve the ancient city of Petra into sandstone walls, while protecting the lives of workers, the Nabataeans resorted to carving giant steps in the mountain. With their ancestral engineering (and work safety) techniques, this nomadic people created the monuments of this emblematic architectural treasure in the middle of the desert two millennia ago.



Improving safety in lane closures with drones

Sacyr Conservación has launched a pilot test using drones and 360o recordings of our operators as they close off lanes on the highway.



This is how satellites fight the war in Ukraine

Hundreds of satellites gather information from the sky about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Some can even track troop movements at night and detect tanks hidden under trees. They are used to plan strategies, detect possible war crimes and track refugee flows.



Sacyr and Innovation, an inseparable pair

Like every year, June’s iFriday focused on internal innovation at Sacyr. Some of the supervisors of the most innovative and sustainable projects at Sacyr shared how they were developed and what their progress is like.



Cryptocurrency collapse and dot-com déjà vu

The dot-com crash of the early 2000s lurks in the memories of many seasoned Wall Street investors. Two decades on, some are comparing that event to the current slump in cryptocurrencies. We analyse whether this is just another downturn in a particularly volatile market or another tech bubble about to burst.


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