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Subway Swimming Pool
28/12/2015, 12:41 pm
Filed under: Green Build

Planned in Paris but never built. Beautiful idea.  

Homes built to low standards 
26/11/2015, 6:42 am
Filed under: Green Build

British homes are built to such low standards they may have to be retro fitted, climate watchdog warns.  


Lumberjacks in 1915 felling giant Redwood trees 
13/11/2015, 8:57 pm
Filed under: Green Build

“This series of photos from the 1915-era capture lumberjacks working among the redwoods in Humboldt County, California, when tree logging was at its peak. The photos are part of the Humboldt State University Library Special Collections, a series of pictures from northwest California from the 1880s through the 1920s by Swedish photographer A.W. Ericson”

Bridge Failures In The USA 
13/11/2015, 12:30 pm
Filed under: Green Build

The waterkeeper alliance campaigns  on the dangers of bridge collapse. Many bridges are in poor shape and an incidence like this pictured. A train carrying tanks of  dangerous chemicals released a cloud of vinyl chloride gas. 


Recycled Home For £1000
30/10/2015, 2:05 pm
Filed under: Green Build

Built largely from scrap, this amazing couple built their own home for £1000. It’s on wheels so didn’t need planning permission. 

Bamboo homes 
26/10/2015, 9:07 am
Filed under: Green Build

Sustainable homes made from bamboo  


Bridge erection machine 
25/10/2015, 10:39 am
Filed under: Green Build

The video is popular on Facebook 

The SLJ900/32, made by the Beijing Wowjoint Machinery Company, is a 580 ton, 300 foot long and 24 foot wide mega machine that looks more like a train than a crane and acts a lot like a Stretch Armstrong action figure. Instead of using a stationary or crawler crane to lift the girder of a bridge from the ground and drop it into its place, the SLJ900/32 drives the girder onto the previously placed girder, slowly extends its arms to the next support platform, pushes the girder towards the front of the machine and then lowers it into place.