Category Archives: construction

LEGO Porsche 911 crash test

What happens if a LEGO Porsche 911 (1:8) crashes with 46km/h? We went to the crash test experts from ADAC and crashed the model car just like a big one (EURO-NCAP, 40% offset). The crash was filmed with several high … Continue reading

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Beer tree – fave

This must be some sort of graduation project or work of art. The video makes little sense from both a technical and a brewing perspective. Nonetheless it’s interesting to watch this thing work.

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Sikorsky Skycrane in downtown L.A.

That’s how they decided to do it when all the HVAC units are on the roof.

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Construction crane builds itself

Just the crane operator and a team of workers who don’t get nosebleeds. [Time lapse]

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Atlanta’s I-85 bridge rebuild in time lapse

A time lapse video of the I-85 rebuild project at Piedmont Road from April 6 – May 8, 2017. For reference:

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Room perimeter marble run

Smiley kid has a talented dad with a bunch of time, shop equipment and know-how.

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Uniburr tool bit

The UNIBURR is a deburring tool bit that quickly repairs damaged bolts to thread nuts in place once more, saving you time and money. Kickstarter project is hosted here. They’re asking about $45 for the tool.

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Stupid luck

Don’t know what country this was recorded in, but OSHA was not a factor. Worker hauls an I-beam up a ladder. Vertical video shouldn’t matter.

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Li’l Big Rigs

A trucking enthusiast has created his very own micro-machines by shrinking the traditional American big rig down to the size of a pick up. Bob Suffern and his all female team specialise in creating the miniature trucks for fans across … Continue reading

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Second childhood

Guy makes a playground for himself and his Harley using a BobCat.

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Making spirals with a chisel

Satisfying video of a craftsman shaving a wood edge into a spiral. Contrary to the video’s title, “Fibonacci Spiral Shaving,” these spirals are not true Fibonacci curves. They’re just spirals.

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From the far side of the tunnel

On April 4, 2017, one of the world’s largest tunneling machines chewed through more than 1,000 tons of concrete and fiberglass to end a 1.7 mile journey underneath downtown Seattle. With a drone’s eye view, this video shows the raw … Continue reading

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Rotary friction welding

Rotary Friction Welding creates a 100% bond of the contact area. But you can’t take it with you on the job.

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Installing ski lifts at Vail

Helicopters, cranes, and plenty of hard hats. Ever wonder how a chair lift gets built? Here’s some incredible footage of the installation of Vail’s Chair 5.

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Ditching and trenching

Interested in installing an underground lawn irrigation system? Check out one of these before you begin.

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Idiots at work

A compilation of stupid stuff that that workers have done while on the job. Some of these we may have seen before. [6:05]

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