Main contractor Nuvia is using a 25-tonne self-climbing platform held up by mere friction to demolish a chimney that rises 122 m above the ground.
Westminster makeover pushes weight to the maxSubscription
Underground parking and limited building information have kept ISG and scaffolding contractor GKR on their toes as they tackle a 19-storey refurbishment.
The integration of BIM and VR alongside advances in drone and robotics technology could change working at height beyond recognition, suggests IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman.
In the past year, 25 families have lost loved ones or have had their lives forever changed due to a fall from height.
So tell me: What’s your rescue plan?Subscription
Almost half of all fatalities in construction result from falls from height, according to data published by the Health and Safety Executive.
Groundwork specialists are increasingly taking on all enabling works up to superstructure and achieving big margins. Is this the future?
Bye bye demolition: The future is deconstruction Subscription
Signs are emerging that the demolition sector and the wider industry are starting to embrace deconstruction as the way forward.
Few people fully realise the importance of concrete to Crossrail and how the £14.8bn project has pushed the boundaries of what the material can do.