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The GGR Group offers Unic mini cranes. This line of compact spider cranes offers heavy lifting power in situations with limited space or access, providing a cost-effective, flexible alternative to traditional tower cranes. A Unic URW-706 crane has recently been working atop The Shard skyscraper in London, designed by Renzo Piano. Positioned at the 87th floor (pictured), it lifted glass facade panels from below. ...  Sponsored section.

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HOW TO TILE A EUROBATH

One aspect of civilization that the Romans got right was the tiled bath. Since then, Europeans have built tiled bathrooms that present no distinction between the shower and the rest of the room.

This success of this design depends on lots of tile and a mortar substrate that slopes to a strategically placed floor drain. A lack of thresholds also makes this kind of bathroom perfect for wheelchair access.   Published 2012.0411

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The ArchitectureWeek Download Center provides direct access to dozens of free architectural downloads, from software to white papers.  Sponsored section.

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Our comprehensive, inspiring online guide to thousands of architectural and construction products, and hundreds of leading building product manufacturers, is provided in ArchitectureWeek as a joint production with DesignGuide. The Products Guide is continuously updated.  Sponsored section.

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