Twelve months have gone by, and we are already about to start a new year, with new projects, new opportunities, and many new articles with which to fill the pages of this blog in 2017. But today we want to share with you the 12 most popular posts on the Ferrovial Blog in 2016.
In this last year we have talked of social projects and facts about water, of tips on talent and professional development; we have explained projects on construction, highways, airports and services, and how innovation and technology allows us to deliver such projects. Blog authors include employees who tell us about their daily routine and about the projects they work on. But we also have other contributors such as Carme Chaparro, Enrique Dans, Guillem Recolons, Guillermo Mas, Arantxa Herranz, Marcos Martínez and Manu Arenas, amongst others.
We share with you here the twelve most read articles which have featured in the Ferrovial blog in 2016, one for every month of the year.
The 12 most read articles in 2016 on the Ferrovial Blog
Do you know how many litres of water a person needs per day? Cristina Moral, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Ferrovial, explains that, despite the fact that water is the most abundant resource on the planet, just 3% is fresh water. And even more surprising, of this tiny percentage, only 1% is available for drinking. But how many litres of water do we need? You will have to read the article to find the answer.
When a television news programme attains an audience share of 13%, it is reasonable to think that the journalists responsible for it must be pretty good at speaking in public. So who better to give us some advice on how to do this than Carme Chaparro.[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””] Discover the 10 tips that will make you excel in front of your audience![/inlinetweet]
One of the highlights of 2016 were the Olympic Games in Río de Janeiro. And so we wanted to pay tribute to sport by focusing on the stadiums built by Ferrovial and learn some surprising facts about 16 great sports stadiums. Did you know that, if we were to add together the capacities of these 16 stadiums, the total number of spectators would exceed 500.000?
Currently, one of the technologies which contributes most to process optimisation is the drone. Drones allow us to anticipate problems from the air, and to take the best decisions. Antonio García, an engineer and head of innovation in Area 1 for Ferrovial Agroman, reveals [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]all the secrets on the use of drones and how they are helping in construction projects[/inlinetweet].
Have you already been to see the new Star Wars film, Rogue One? Whether you have or not, don’t worry, we won’t give you a spoiler, but you will like this post by Cristina Ochoa, a Ferrovial engineer, who talks us through the basics for building the Death Star today. Read the article, which has recently been awarded a CMA by the US association Content Marketing Institute.
We are always full of good intentions at the start of each new year. Here’s a suggestion for adding to your list: improve the way you manage your brain to get the best results! Fiona Bertrán, expert in Coaching specialising in neuro-linguistics, emotional intelligence and creativity, gives us five tips for doing just that. Give them a go!
When you stand in front of a cathedral and look at some of the gargoyles, what strikes you most is their weird forms. But… did you know that gargoyles and pinnacles together saved Gothic architecture? Learn a bit more about the history of medieval architecture with this fantastic post by Marcos Martínez.
One of the most shared articles is undoubtedly The path to the introduction of green pavements for the environmental and financial benefit of society. For even if the bitumen on roads for us is simply that thing that covers the ground with a black layer, it is essential that roads are made with good materials, that are resistant to wear, that can stand high and low temperatures, and are strong and sustainable.
Arturo García del Barrio, an architect and a volunteer with the NGO Architects without Borders, gives us a moving reflection on the way people look at things. A long vision, the ability to see beyond your own environment, and, more specifically, the long vision in international development. Learn how you can become a part of this very special group of human beings.
The Smartcity Expo 2016 fair was held in Barcelona in November, and saw the world launch of trolley A1A3. What on earth is that, you may ask yourself… [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]A1A3 is a robotised street sweeping trolley which follows the street cleaner to help optimise his/her time [/inlinetweet]during street cleaning operations. Read the article where innovation experts Xavier Mauri and Laura Saralegui explain what it is and how this very special robot came to be.
You will no doubt have heard much about the Circular Economy, but here Vicente Galván, Director of Ferrovial Services’ Centre of Excellence for the Environment, explains it all in a fun way, with the help of Juan Luis Cano, Miguel Lago and Coria Castillo. Find out what it is and what you can do to join the cycle in a fun and entertaining way.
Guillermo Mas, an engineer specialising in cities, innovation and sustainability, talks here about how cities have evolved to reach the concept of Smart city, and the revolutions that the future holds for us, such as the driverless car. The threats and opportunities that await us. And he encourages us to reflect from a social perspective on the technological innovations that will appear in cities.