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.
A two-mile long heavily eroded shoreline was reconstructed along the Delaware River in Salem County, New Jersey. The beach's erosion is attributed primarily to Superstorm Sandy and its reconstruction was carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Completion of the restoration works was announced by the New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency early this year.
This Sunday the Seattle Seahawks will host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game. Many believe Seattle has one of the best home field advantage’s in the NFL due to the amount of noise their fans create. While it is not one of the largest stadiums in the NFL, Seattle’s CenturyLink Field is certainly the loudest. This weekend, representatives from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network will be studying the stadium for earthquake research. They plan on placing three seismometers around the stadium including one near the top of the stadium and one near the ground.