In pictures | The best images of February

A round-up of the best images of February 2024.

best images of February
Image: Dan Swinhoe

Europe’s biggest 3D-printed data centre

Builder Krausgruppe led the construction of a 600 sq m 3D-printed data centre in Heidelberg, Germany, for cloud provider Heidelberg IT Management.

Named the Wavehouse, the building is 54m long, 11m wide and 9m high.

best images of February

Women’s PPE champion

Leena Begum, civil engineering apprentice with HS2’s London contractor, Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture, won an Inspiration Award after developing a range of PPE for Muslim women and improving the PPE maternity range at HS2 sites.

best images of February

‘Worcestershire’s King Canute’ self-builds flood defence

Worcestershire resident Nick Lupton built his own flood defence after his house was flooded 11 times. He built it using Stepoc, a precast concrete block retaining wall system, developed by clay and concrete building materials manufacturer Ibstock.

Penzance’s Market House wrapped in pink scaffolding sheeting

Local firm Chris Sedgeman has wrapped pink scaffold sheeting around the Grade-I listed Market House in Penzance, Cornwall, for a renovation project where ISG is main contractor.

Total revamp of Real Madrid FC’s stadium home

FCC Construcción is in the final stages of building the new Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Spain’s capital.

The €1bn (£850m) project included making the old stadium 12m bigger and 57m high. It will also include 3,000 new seats for a total capacity of 82,000.

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