taller buildings, lifts and spacescrapers

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Jul 312013
 
taller buildings, lifts and spacescrapers

There are some great stories when it comes to the evolution of the lift. There was Elisha Otis who ceremoniously (and sensationally) had the lift cable cut while he was in the lift to prove his new brake system worked. Or the fact the lift shaft was actually invented 4 … read more

china to demolish 700 mountains

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Jun 172013
 
china to demolish 700 mountains

Where there’s a will, there’s a way, or more precisely prior to its translation “Yu Gong moves the mountains“. So it was said of a peasant named Yu Gong after he struggled to move two mountains that were blocking entrance to his home. 2 mountains – that’s nothing. Now China … read more

the new 2013 BCA and NCC

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Apr 302013
 
the new 2013 BCA and NCC

The all new 2013 National Construction Code (NCC) comes into effect from tomorrow – 1 May 2013. Every newly designed building must now comply with this new version. What is the NCC? The NCC is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) developed to incorporate all on-site construction requirements … read more

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