Construction starts on models of proposed Mexico border wall for US President Donald Trump – an annotated infographic

Construction work is underway on US President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall designed to stop illegal immigration from Mexico, with contractors building eight prototypes in the San Diego area. There are myriad technical and legal problems surrounding the building of Trump’s “big beautiful wall” – as many people were already aware – whatever genius ideas the man himself claims to have come up with. Apart from not actually having the vast sum of money required to pay for the building of such a gigantic land barrier, there are other problems that could easily hold up construction for years and which … Continue reading Construction starts on models of proposed Mexico border wall for US President Donald Trump – an annotated infographic

Poor health simulator: What it’s like to be an old construction worker?

Young people think they’re invincible and that frequently puts their health and lives at risk. Loughborough University researchers have created a set of simulators to show construction workers what could happen to them over the years if they don’t take proper care of their health at work. Watch our video from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Research Forum 2014 Continue reading Poor health simulator: What it’s like to be an old construction worker?