I was reading the Boston Globe website this morning when I stumbled upon this really interesting story in the Gaza Strip. It appears 
a Gaza native by the name of Hassan Hasanein has created his own construction machinery using scarp metal. He has done this due to the blockade of the Gaza Strip, no construction machinery or parts have been allowed to be imported into the region. Mr. Hasanein is using these machines to help build foundations for homes. This is a perfect example of why metal is a green construction material, and it also shows human genius in adaptation to the given circumstances.  You can read more about this and watch the video by clicking here.