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The world's longest suspended bridge may soon link the island of Sicily in Italy with the mainland

The idea of building a bridge between the island of Sicily with the mainland is not new for the Italian planners. However, the decades-long planning process for the massive engineering project was ab...

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Washington, D.C.: First mass timber commercial office building opens

The office building at 80 M Street SE in Washington, D.C., might not stand out if you walked past it. It sits comfortably between several other office buildings, all sporting the same modern exterior...

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Waimea Water: update on dam construction project

The major dam project located on the Lee River will increase water to aquifers that supply Richmond, Brightwater, Mapua, and other urban areas along the Waimea Plain once complete – which is expected...

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Green light for the Swedish rail tunnel construction

The 1.6-kilometre Ersmark tunnel will be constructed in Sweden by Spanish contractor Comsa in a consortium with Nortúnel S.A. After some delay due to an appeal, the Swedish Transport Administration (...

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The future of steel production and steel structure construction

This article will explore four technologies that are helping shape the future of steel construction. It is no overstatement to say that steel production and construction are primary shapers of our re...

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Orara River: Targeting erosion on the banks of the river

Erosion is being repaired along the Orara River thanks to two NSW Government Habitat Action Grants funding practical, on-ground rehabilitation works for fish habitats, including managing stock access...

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Saudi Arabia: the world’s tallest on-site 3D printed building completed

North America may lead the development in terms of the amount of new 3D printed buildings. However, Europe and The Middle East are clearly leading the way in the use of 3D construction printing techn...

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Deadly landslide on Italian island of Ischia

At least one person was killed as heavy rain caused a landslide on the Italian holiday island of Ischia on Saturday and thus Italy has declared a state of emergency. On Sunday morning, 10 people rema...

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Indonesia earthquake: at least 271 fatalities, 40 missing - search for survivors from rescuers

A 5.6 magnitude quake struck a mountainous region in Indonesia on Monday, causing landslides that buried entire villages near the West Java town of Cianjur. The earthquake, which struck at a shallow...

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Indonesian landslide due to earthquake: rescuers focus on survivors

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia on Monday killing at least 272, more than a third of them children. On an increasingly urgent search, Indonesian rescuers narrowed their focus to a landslide...

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Awards of sophisticated civil engineering for two California projects

Two California projects its San Francisco section 2022 project awards were awarded from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): (i) outstanding geotechnical award for YouTube’s HQ in San Brun...

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Earn Credentials in Sustainable Waterfront Design

You are invited to earn your WEDG Associate credential. An urban planner in Singapore, a chief sustainability officer in San Diego, port engineers in Miami, Los Angeles, and Seattle, and real estate...

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Calculation example - Find the bearing of an apparent dip (two symmetrical to full dip directions), given the rate and direction of full dip

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find the bearing of an apparent dip. Two directions noted, in which a given apparent dip occurs. Known values: Full dip direction = α...

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Calculation example - Find path gradients in different directions, given the rate and direction of full dip

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find path gradients in three different directions, (a) due N, (b) N 75o E, (c) due E. Known values: Full dip direction = N 30o E Full...

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Calculation example - Find the apparent dip of a plane or seam in any direction

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find the apparent dip in any other direction. Known values: Horizontal length along full dip direction = x Full dip rate = 1 in x Sol...

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Calculation example - Find the rate of full dip of a plane or seam, given its direction and the rate and direction of an apparent dip

Given the direction of full dip and the rate and direction of an apparent dip of a plane or seam, find the rate of full dip. Known values: Full dip direction = α Apparent dip direction = &b...

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Calculation example - Seam true thickness and gradient calculation

A vertical borehole passes through a seam with a known dip at 43o. If the apparent thickness of the seam as shown by the borehole core is 2m, calculate: (a) the true thickness of the seam and (b) the...

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Calculation example - Find the coordinates of the intersection of two lines

Calculate the coordinates of the intersection of two lines given the coordinates of four stations. Known values: Coordinates A (EA, NA), B (EB, NB), C (EC, NC), D (ED, ND) i.e. A  &nbs...

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Calculation example - Calculate the height of an object from three angles of elevation

Calculate the height of an object by measuring three angles of elevation only, from stations A, B and C on a straight level line to an inaccessible up-station D. Known values: Measured distances A...