‘Crazy’ dumpster was made of ‘stupid’ material

Crawling on a dumpster floor, a bizarrely shaped and coloured plastic bottle containing “stupid” garbage was found inside.Key points:The plastic bottle, measuring more than a metre in diameter, was made out of a plastic “stain” which is not suitable for recyclingThe dumpster also contained plastic pipes and fittings for the building materials dumpster”It’s just really strange to see something that […]

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When it comes to building materials: Bayview building material costs are out of reach

Building materials are a major source of CO2 emissions, yet they’re not nearly as cheap as they used to be, according to a new study published this week.The new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, looked at the cost of building materials in the United States from 2011 to 2020.The cost of materials used in buildings is expected […]

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‘This is an old car!’: The most iconic cars in Britain

The British luxury carmaker Land Rover has revealed that it is developing a car that can walk, ride a bike and even ride on land.The company is launching a new project called ‘The Land Rover Companion’, which will be powered by a lithium battery.The first car, called the Land Rover Explorer, is expected to be unveiled in 2019, according to […]

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How to Buy and Make a Bison Tower

Bison building material,heavier wood and bamboo were among the materials used to build a new 20,000-square-foot, 18,000 square-foot Pacific building in the San Diego Bay Area.The project is funded by the San Francisco Bay Area Council and the city of San Diego.The San Diego Building Industry Council is providing $250,000 for the project.Bison lumber was used for the tower, which […]

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When is a building not a modern building material?

Modern building materials are not all that new.In the late 1800s, many people believed that certain types of materials were less durable than others, and thus were not suitable for use in building.In 1893, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) declared that “Modern building materials” were a type of materials not suitable to be used in modern buildings.However, the term […]

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Calgary Flames’ Erik Johnson signs contract extension with Colorado Avalanche

Calgary Flames forward Erik Johnson has signed an extension through the 2021-22 season, the NHL announced Wednesday.The contract, which will keep him in the NHL through the 2019-20 season, also includes a buyout clause that will allow Johnson to sign a free agent contract with any team.Johnson, 29, has recorded nine goals and 23 assists in 62 games this season, […]

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How the West Coast ‘West Coast Advantage’ is being overstated

The West Coast is “a very, very different ecosystem” than it was five years ago, according to one of Australia’s most respected architects.While it was not always like this, the rise of the big three builders has made the region a much more attractive place to build than it would have been in 2010.“There was a very, a very big […]

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How to build your own ‘novelty’ home in a backyard

In the future, the concept of a no-frills home may be on the rise.The home-based economy is now taking off.The Australian Property Institute predicts more than $4 trillion in home-value gains will be generated in Australia in the next three years.In a study commissioned by the Institute, the author of which is Professor Chris Rimmer, suggests the home-first lifestyle may […]

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