Biomimicry is the strategy of modeling designs and structures in technology after nature writes Isaac Maw for engineering.com Building a two-armed assembly robot to have wrist, elbow and shoulder joints, like a human, is a good example of biomimicry.
Women make up just over half of New Zealand's population, yet currently they comprise just 17 per cent of the nation's construction industry. Recently Jenny Parker, the President of the National Association of Women in Construction in New Zealand (NAWIC), visited the Ara Institute of Canterbury's Woolston campus to speak to women trades students and discuss this imbalance of women in trades.
Construction of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is expected to become the world's tallest building, is back on track after delays. According to local paper Times of Oman, the project had experienced delays, but construction is now progressing.