Construction Index Features

Sat April 13 2024

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March 2024 Features

Passport to net zero

Construction is one of the most carbon-intensive, raw-material-consuming industries in the world. Paul Thompson checks in on moves to introduce ‘materials passports’ to boost circularity and improve the industry’s performance.

Makeover for Geordie landmark

Scaffolding has started going up around the Tyne Bridge between Newcastle and Gateshead in preparation for a major four-year restoration project. David Taylor reports

Large and in charge

Katherine Weir looks at some of the latest offerings from manufacturers of wheeled and crawler excavators from 13 to 70 tonnes

A head for heights

In the early hours of 27th November 2021 storm Arwen tore a pinnacle from the northeast corner of Worcester Cathedral’s tower. One-and-a-half tonnes of stone fell from a height of 40m onto the roof below, clipping the tower wall on its way down.