The historic single-arch bridge of Plaka in Arta county, Greece collapsed after torrential rain that hit the area in the last days. The largest single arch stone bridge in the Balkans and the third in Europe was built during the 18th century, over the waters of Arachthos River by local craftsmen and was a major historical landmark in the area.
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.
With half a million dollars spent to adress direct flooding costs in the U.S. in 2012, flood risk evaluation is still hard to perform, since not all contributing factors are recognized, frequently leading to questionable river basin management decisions. A new study by UC Santa Barbara focuses on the basic principles of flood hazard analysis, indicating that not accounting for channel capacity may result into misleading estimates of the flood susceptibility levels also affecting flood insurance premiums calculation.
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.