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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:00

How drones have affected Construction Industry

In the last years, drones have become an advantageous device, widely used in construction industry, that offers vast possibilities and applications.

The researcher Federico Augugliaro, uploaded the following video, which depicts two drones that without remote control build a bridge of ropes, which is able to lift the weight of an adult.

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  • Date occured Friday, 25 September 2015

Massachusetts has experienced a large number of structural failures over the past month due to extreme snowfall. This past Wednesday (March 4th), after an additional 2 inches of snow accumulation, some 20 roof collapses occurred across the state including a large industrial complex in Hyde Park. A 10,000-ft2 section of the roof failed causing a 150-foot long section of CMU wall to crumble into the street alongside the complex. Power and gas lines were also damaged in the failure. Officials stated that this group of collapses brings the total to 21 since February 9.