How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry

Great strides have been made in recent years towards using renewable sources of energy, like electric vehicles, solar panels, wind energy and even algae. It might seem surprising, but algae is one of the most powerful sources of energy we have access to on Earth. When dried algae is ground into a powder and refined, oil can be extracted from it. The result is nearly identical to traditional gasoline, but with far more benefits. Dave Hazlebeck, CEO of Global Algae Innovations, gave Seeker a tour of his algae farm in Kauai, Hawaii, and explained how his company is revolutionizing sustainable energy. "The fuel that we're producing is exactly the same in terms of performance as gasoline or diesel or jet, it's just a lot cleaner. I think the big difference is (more…)

LONDON’S TWENTYTWO BISHOPSGATE SETS BENCHMARK FOR GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION INNOVATION

Innovative new building is a model case in building smarter, faster and safer   LONDON, 9th October 2018 – In 1990, there were just ten ‘megacities’ (cities of over 10 million). By 2015, that figure had jumped to 28, accounting for 12% of the world’s urban inhabitants. People are moving to urban centres attracted by... Read more »

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How to Make a Construction Site More Comfortable

Construction sites are classically seen as being abnormally uncomfortable places where strong men work in the gruelling hot sun for hours on end until their feet blister in their also abnormally uncomfortable (and heavy) boots. In other words, nobody thinks of a construction site and says to themselves, “hey, now that seems like a comfortable... Read more »

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How important will programming be to the future of the construction industry?

Technology is changing the way all industries work, including the construction sector, which has seen increased opportunity for more advanced ways of working via the use of new software.  For example, architectural software is more readily available for use by engineers, which could eventually signal a shift from practical labour for builders to technology like... Read more »

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5 Working at Height Safety Tips

Working at height is often necessary. For roofers, scaffolders, steel erectors, and telecoms engineers working at height is all part of the job. If it’s part of your job, or you employ people who have to work at height, it is important to pay close attention to safety at all times.   All it takes is... Read more »

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