8 funny builder’s mistakes

By The Helpful Engineer / On / In Various

For a change, I have collected eight building mistakes that are found on the web. There must be a good reason for how these happened but I just can’t think of it. I have photographed my own collection of construction errors from around the country, but thats for another day, and they aren’t half as funny as these. Enjoy, and relax in the knowledge that these are someone else’s problem.

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The 29th Irish Concrete Society Awards

By The Helpful Engineer / On / In Various

The Aviva Stadium, Dublin

I had the pleasure of attending the annual Irish Concrete Society Awards last Saturday night, in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. It was a very enjoyable night spent catching up with friends and meeting new people.

The overall award and best building award for 2010 went to the new Aviva Stadium, Dublin. This project beat off stiff competition from 23 other projects for the Overall award. Among these were the new Criminal Courts of Justice, The Grand Canal Theater, The Harry Blaney Bridge and many others. The main award results are below:

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