This amazing video shows a giant machine called the SLJ900/32 building a bridge in China. The SLJ900/32 is built by the Beijing Wowjoint Machinery Company and is an impressive 91m long, 7m wide, 9m tall, and weights a staggering 580 tons. You can sense its size in the video below, when you see workers scale down it to begin work.

It’s lays new bridges one section at a time, progressing gradually across support girders. The behemoth of a machine is a perfect example of how China’s economy and construction industry is booming and requires giant feats of engineering to keep up with the growth.

Tata Steel mechanical engineer Scott Harwood has singlehandedly built an entire steel hot mill model using Lego blocks. The full-functioning model rolls cardboard instead of steel but operates in exactly the same way as a full scale mill.

Check out the amazing model in the video below:

The effects of humans on the Earth are becoming more profound every day. Our energy consumption is higher than ever, and it is only getting worse. The population is also growing, which is putting a dramatic strain on basic resources like space, water, and food. Finally, the environment is rapidly changing, which has led to extreme weather that has had a tremendous effect on cities around the world.To address some of these problems, innovative changes are being made to old construction technologies to make the future beautiful, clean, and (most importantly) liveable.

Watch the video below to see 10 truly amazing construction technologies that have the potential to change the world:

…the 250 high rise towers planned or underway in the capital go ahead as planned!

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Last week saw a giant 157m long, 22m wide, 1,500-tonne machine bridge building machine begin work on Mersey Gateway Bridge.

Described as looking like a giant Meccano structure, Trinity is a movable scaffolding system that will attach to the bridge piers and enable the elevated approach viaducts to be built over the Mersey estuary.

In the wake of such an impressive machine roaring into existence, we wanted to share with you 5 other examples of extraordinary equipment. Watch the video below to see them in action!

A 157m long, 22m wide, 1,500-tonne machine called Trinity has begun work on the Mersey Gateway crossing.

Described as looking like a giant Meccano structure, Trinity is a movable scaffolding system that will attach to the bridge piers and enable the elevated approach viaducts to be built over the Mersey estuary.

The machine will act as a giant concrete mould for the deck of the approach viaducts, which will be constructed in sections (known as ‘spans’) of approx 70m in length. It will take up to two weeks to build each span.

Trinity started construction work in Widnes on Thursday with a concrete pour for the first deck section of the northern approach viaduct, which will lead to the new bridge. The first pour lasted 24 hours and consumed an impressive 160 truckloads of concrete, poured into the 1,170 m3 formwork mould.

It took three months to assemble her on site from 1,200 component parts held together by more than 60,000 bolts. She will now be on site for the next 14 months.

General Manager of the Merseylink contracting joint venture, Hugh O’Connor said “This is a hugely exciting time for our construction teams. An enormous amount of effort has gone into preparing and testing Trinity ahead of today’s concrete pour. We are delighted to achieve this important milestone and get this next phase of the project underway.”

Once the bridge is complete, the equipment is set to be dismantled and recycled. Making it an innovative and sustainable one of a kind!

See how the machine works in the below video:

Watch the full version of the 3D fly-through of the plans for the Mersey Gateway Project below. This includes a look at the route, the main crossing and the construction methods.

An astounding video has emerged on YouTube of a construction worker demonstrating an amazing ability to perform tricks with his hammer reminiscent of Bruce Lee with nunchucks!

The video begins with US construction worker Justin Fiddler throwing the tool around in the air whilst an offscreen commentary says “How’s it going folks, today we are doing a video for a stiletto hammer.”

He then proceeds to carry out an impressive series of tricks by throwing the hammer around in the air, making it spin, balance and even bounce with perfect accuracy and control.

Justin concludes the video with the quip “A well balanced tool, one of the best in the industry.”

Watch the video below:

2016 update: Whilst the below video is undoubtedly impressive and a true demonstration of skilled handiwork, many of you quite rightly pointed out that the subject is not technically a brickie, as laying a brick pathway is totally different to building a brick wall using mortar. We decided to see if anybody else was worthy of the impressive title of “the World’s fastest brickie” and soon came across an amazing story about Paul Baker, an 85-year-old Wadalba man who has previously suffered a broken neck, a major hip replacement and carpel tunnel operations on both hands, who this year attempted to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s fastest bricklayer.

In May last year Mr Baker attempted to lay 1,000 bricks in one hour, a target set to beat the current record of 914 bricks laid by Bob Boil in 1987 – an American man half his age. Paul got off to an amazing start, laying 400 bricks within the first half hour. However, shortly after tiredness began to take hold and once the hour was up the total number of bricks he had laid was 756, somewhat shy of the current record.

Whilst Paul fell short of entering the Guinness Book of World Records, he did surpass the American National record of 644 laid by Jerry Goodman. “I was very happy with that” said Mr. Baker following the attempt.

So perhaps not the “World’s Fastest Brickie”, but certainly worth a mention. Well done Paul! See a video of his attempt here.

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A viral video is currently doing the rounds in the construction industry, capturing what many are beginning to call the world’s fastest workman in action.

Captured on camera in Essex the bricklayer is recorded by a co-worker assembling a driveway in super quick fashion and dropping 154 bricks in the unbelievable time of just one minute 40 seconds – that’s a laying speed of more than 90 bricks a minute or 8 bricks every 3 seconds.

Is this the fastest workman in the world? Watch video below:

In a race against a robot, it’s difficult to say which one is the fastest.

What do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!