Stress, depression or anxiety is significantly affecting our society. According to mental health charity Mind, 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue in any given year and, according to the Centre for Mental Health, at any one time 1 in 6 workers is experiencing depression, anxiety or stress — and construction workers are not immune to it.
Movable flood-protection weirs are being installed in the UK for the first time in Leeds, after more than 2,000 homes were flooded in 2015.
High-rise urban housing projects have undergone a renaissance in recent times – despite many failed projects from the 20th century that became associated with poverty, the latest generation of structures are designed for luxury.
New York’s LaGuardia Airport has faced criticism for many years, but now the domestic airport is due to be reconstructed as part of a $4bn plan announced by New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
Sydney’s current 235m height limit on buildings in the city should be overlooked to accommodate future population growth, architectural practice Bates Smart has proposed.
Lifting in New York poses a unique challenge overseen by high levels of regulations. Quickly-built and tightly-spaced skyscrapers combining with busy streets, problems with electricity supply, and mazes of subways. Now NYC Department of Buildings plans to prohibit the use of older cranes. Will North reports.