Building a floating city also known as an aircraft carrier is hard as hell to do because the numbers are basically unfathomable. A basic aircraft carrier is made of 60,000 tons of steel, 4.5 acres of non-skid surface with four 325-foot catapults. The whole thing weighs 200 million pounds and takes five years to build…
The city of Jilin in northeast China was pretty clear about announcing that it was starting construction on a new road last week. It seems like everybody got the message, except for one particular Audi driver.
There are so many dump trucks and pavers and road rollers paving Moscow’s Tverskaya Street in this time lapse that it looks like a massive swarm of machines have taken over Russia. The smaller road rollers look and move a lot like the little planes that launch from the mothership (which, in this case would be the dump…
Cruise ships are basically giant floating cities. How do you build a giant floating city? Well, it’s pretty much like playing with Lego bricks. This time lapse shows the construction process of building AIDA Cruises’ new flagship in Nagasaki: the AIDAprima. The AIDAprima can hold up to 3,300 passengers with 900 crew…
Strong winds caused a colossal crane to collapse in downtown Manhattan on Friday morning. Someone in a nearby office caught in on tape from above, and holy shit is it scary to watch.
This strange sight is part of a new Royal Navy aircraft carrier–without the actual carrier part–as it makes its way along the hazy River Clyde on its journey from BAE Systems’ shipyard in Glasgow to Rosyth.
Adding to the already lengthy list of ‘things I wish I had when I was a kid’ this Caterpillar digger has an articulated scooping arm connected to a base with working tank treads that guarantees it won’t get mired in mud while your kid slowly but surely destroys your perfectly manicured lawn.
Remember Carmageddon, LA’s massive freeway widening project that was supposed to paralyze the city? (It didn’t.) The demolition of a single overpass alone took an entire weekend. Earlier this month, a major Beijing overpass was demolished and completely replaced in less than two days.
When I had a lawn, I didn’t used to bother mowing it because the grass just kept growing back. But for those of you who are into your property management, and have a bunch of little gas-powered lawn care tools taking up space, the Honda VersAttach actually looks kind of sweet.
BAE Systems has just published an amazing time lapse video showing how the largest section of Britain’s second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier was tossed and towed to Rosyth Dockyard from the dock in Glasgow where it was built.
Norway has a noise pollution problem - one so bad the WHO claims it is responsible for 150 cardiovascular-related deaths per year. A new group of researchers is looking to predict and map noise pollution before it even exists.
Construction equipment is cool as a rule. Comically-large contruction equipment? So much better. Get your fix with these YouTube channels devoted to these insane machines.
This is my favorite thing. A few years ago Liebherr showed off the power and strength of its giant mobile cranes by lifting each other. That is the small crane (which is pretty damn big already) gets lifted by a bigger crane which gets lifted by an even bigger crane which gets lifted by the biggest crane (which is…
This shirtless Australian goofball/hero reckons he's tough enough to skull a can of XXXX Gold sitting feet away from... some kind of monstrous industrial machine blasting supercompressed air at his face. It doesn't really work out, which is probably why I can't stop watching it.
Remember that time your dad rented a Bobcat, and you had a riot ruining the lawn and lifting things? "The Rook" is like that, but bulletproof and with attachments designed to smash walls, heave cars, spray knockout gas, or drop troops onto your roof.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player? A doctor? A blogger (LOL)? How about a badass who carves caves through the Earth to improve the lives of millions in America's greatest city? That sounds pretty heroic. And right now, hundreds of hard hat-wearing workers are tackling that grand task…
For anyone who's ever stared at a toy Tonka truck and a nitro R/C car, just wishing there was some way the two could be combined into one smoke-billowing whip-cracking maniacal machine... your fantasies have been realized in life-size as the JCB GT; "the world's fastest backhoe."
Today Michelin dedicated a new South Carolina factory to making the Tweel; a "tire/wheel" that uses flexible spindles where a conventional tire holds air. The Tweel can never go flat and never be punctured, and after talking about it for a decade Michelin is finally going to start making it in quantities.
Just a farmer going about his business, digging a trench with his excavator, until his ram reckons he better assert his dominance and bash the bejesus out of the digger bucket with his head.
The Bobcat S130 Skid-Steer Loader is one of the most accessible construction machines out there; it's basically an adult-sized Tonka toy for your oversized sandbox. But I don't think anybody's mastered its operation like this hero.