Construction Stories January 14

Scotland scientists invent groundbreaking low-emissions, recycled building brick

Scientists at Heriot Watt University in Scotland have developed the world’s first building brick that’s made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste.

The K-Briq uses less than one-tenth of the energy in its manufacture, creates one-tenth of CO2 emissions of a traditional fired brick, and can be made in any color.

Construction Stories April 13, 2016

Gigafactory march 2016 video

Although far from having completed the project, it’s quite impressive what Tesla accomplished in the Nevada desert in a little less than 2 years – of course that’s with the help of several contractors and its partner, Panasonic.

After breaking ground in July 2014, before even announcing a deal with the state, Tesla has now completed the first phase of its giant battery factory, which should soon be officially inaugurated.

You can watch a quick time-lapse of its construction below. expand full story

Construction Stories October 8, 2015

drone giga oct 2015A new video posted to Youtube today gives us the closest and most recent look at Tesla’s Gigafactory. We get a good view of the exterior work Tesla has been doing on the battery factory, but we also recently wrote about Tesla acquiring several permits for multi-million dollar interior construction work, which gives us a good idea of the progress on this $5 billion project.

See the video below the break: expand full story

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