In pictures | The best images from March

A selection of construction pictures from the past month.

In pictures March
The temporary bridge in Derbyshire

Bridging the gap

Mabey Hire has installed a temporary bridge across the River Derwent, despite complex access challenges and space constraints, reconnecting the village of Darley Abbey in Derbyshire with local businesses. At one point, part of the crane was just a couple of metres away from a resident’s front door.

Bots united

IronBot in action

During ConExpo in Las Vegas, Advanced Construction Robotics launched IronBot, a machine that helps construction teams by lifting, carrying and placing up to 2,270kg bundles of rebar.

Combined with rebar-tying robot TyBot, it can provide 50% schedule savings during rebar installation, the company claims.

Planning for bad weather

Jones Bros placing some of the 70,000 tonnes of rock armour coastal defence at Penrhyn Bay

Excavators at work on a new coastal defence project in Penrhyn Bay, north Wales. Civil engineering firm Jones Bros was appointed by Conwy Borough Council to deliver these multi-million-pound works to minimise the impact of stormy weather and associated coastal flooding.

And the winner is…

Zijing Li

Zijing Li is one of the winners of this year’s Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation Awards. She’s the co-founder of Mimicrete, a startup implementing biomimetic self-healing concrete technologies.

It’s coming home

The Migration Museum in London

After a 10-year journey, the Migration Museum has secured a permanent home in central London. Danish architect 3XN has received the green light for the purpose-built space on the first three floors of a planned 21-storey student accommodation block near Tower Hill.

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