An extended coastal protection project is about to begin in Portsmouth, UK, covering nearly 13km of the area's coastline. The project aims in reducing flood risk and erosion over a time span of 100 years, as predictions foresee a sea level rise of up to one meter within the above time frame.
Continuous movement and settlement accumulation occurring in Ritchard Dam, in Wolford Mountain Reservoir, is brought to the attention of the Colorado River District board of directors, which will now be responsible for adressing the issue. The 125ft dam, located 5 miles upstream of Kremmling, Colorado, holds back nearly 66,000 acre-feet of water and downward settlement, exceeding acceptable levels, is being recorded since 2008.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, has brought a boom in the construction sector with $280 billion being invested in infrastructure and energy-related projects. As a result, the country has become the second most attractive market worldwide.
After a six-year delay due to the financial crisis, Foggo Associates has decided to move forward with their structure at 60-70 St. Mary Axe. The skyscraper, which many say looks like a can of ham, will join the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater and further enhance London’s claim to most hunger-inducing skyline in the world. The $150 million building will be home to 24 stories of office and retail space.
A Chinese construction company brings a revolution to the global building and construction industry, introducing a pioneering building philosophy, based on recycled building materials and a giant 3D printer. Read more on this new building technique that promises drastic reductions in cost, building time and required labour!
WSDOT is currently undertaking a landslide prevention project along its Amtrak Cascades rail corridor aiming in eliminating service disruptions due to the frequent landslide occurrence of the past years. $16.1 million of federal funds will be used in identifying landslide susceptible locations along the rail line extending from Vancouver, Washington to the Canadian border, designing and constructing slope stabilization projects.
The 21st anniversary of the magnitude 6.7 1994 Northridge Earthquake, became the opportunity for announcing the upgrade of the water-pipe infrastructure around the Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Besides the specific location, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials plan the installation of the new technology pipes at key locations along the 7,200 mile water pipe network of the city, a project worth $10 million.