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From world records to technological feats, bridges have come a long way from the rustic stone structures of our ancestors. Now, we are capable of constructing goliaths that span across rivers, lakes, and otherwise impassable stretches of terrain. But some bridges do this with a little more flare than others! Join us as we explore some of the more interesting elements of the world’s most stunning examples of bridge engineering. The most expensive bridge Originally opened in 1963, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay toll bridge was...

It goes without saying that the use of hydraulic and high-pressure equipment can provide risks in the working environment, especially within the oil industry. Numerous methods are used to tighten, maintain and loosen bolts and connectors. Thankfully, there is a number of accredited bodies and professional training programmes in place across the globe, then can ensure all technicians follow safe working procedures that follow industry standards. Regulations and standards around bolting Bodies of the Bureau of Safety and Environment...

Farming and agriculture play a crucial role in the health and vitality of the UK – supplying us with more than 60% of all the food we consume and providing daily sustenance to millions of people across the country. In order to meet this demand, farmers rely heavily on the cultivation of crops and the breeding of livestock to make a living – both of which require large amounts of energy to feed and maintain. This makes choosing the right energy supply vital to a farmer’s livelihood – with the right system in place, farmers...

Our love of all things Disney is still as big as ever. With new films being released and peoples’ love of the classics never wavering, Disney is a big part of our lives and it isn’t going anywhere! For some, the occasional cinema trip just doesn’t satisfy the Disney craving. Once you’ve felt the warming magic of a Disney crescendo it can be hard to go back to everyday life and leave their magical world behind. Fortunately, you don’t have to! With plenty of Disney-related ranges and events, Disney has been reinvigorated...

Many of us want to think the best of people, in fact many of us do think the best of people right from the very start. The fact is that no one wants to view the world as a place full of dishonest, fraudulent and corrupt people. But the sad truth is, that not everyone truly wants to be your friends. You never know what is going through someone’s head, or what they are willing to do. It’s better to be safe and call in the experts for advice and support whenever there are individuals or companies that you aren’t sure about. Things...

In 2014, the engineering and manufacturing sector provided an estimated £455.6 billion to the UK Gross Domestic Product, making up 27% of the total. It is one of the biggest economic sectors in Britain, with a job total of 5.7 million (19% of employment in the UK). But for the sector to continue to grow, it needs to build a future in the younger generation. After all, it is this generation that will pick up the work when the current workforce begins to retire. Luckily, the forecast is positive — in 2016, over half of 11-16...

The car industry is developing at a rapid pace, and with driverless cars said to be hitting dealerships as soon as 2021, we can finally expect to see an overhaul in the industry. Driverless technology has been around for decades now, with sat-nav and cruise control being implemented in most new vehicles on the market – but the widespread use of driverless cars has been delayed due to testing and ongoing concerns over safety. So, just how far has the auto industry come in terms of developing autonomous tech – and are we really...

It’s amazing to see how we change our outdoor space depending on our beliefs and global location. The cultural differences throughout the world are mind-blowing, when you stop to take them in. You might notice them whilst relaxing on holiday in another country or even online via Pinterest or Instagram for example. Take a look at our guide, looking at how different societies tend to their gardens. United Kingdom The British public hold garden space in high regard when they are looking at buying a property, with research claiming...

If you’ve recently received an infertility diagnosis and are unable to use your own eggs to conceive, your doctor may have recommended pursuing donor eggs to start or complete your family. This generous genetic gift can help those struggling to have a baby on their own conceive. However, you may not know much about the process, or perhaps you have some concerns based upon misinformation you’ve already heard. Significant misunderstandings can surround the process of egg donation, especially regarding donors, their compensation,...

Between continually rapid technological advancements and the lingering uncertainty of Brexit, 2019 will doubtless see many industries undergoing necessary changes. This includes one of the UK’s most valuable industries — the construction industry. What challenges will 2019 pose for the sector? What impacts will political and economic change have on it? And, more important, how will the sector change to overcome these new challenges? 2019’s construction challenges The construction industry has faced a number of difficult...