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Challenging Tunnel Conditions in Germany

Construction of the new German A44 route, linking the A7 near Kassel to the A4 near Herleshausen, is a challenging project. This includes the excavation of the 600m-long twin tube Trimberg Tunnel using conventional tunnelling methods. The tunnelling contractors at the...

Is Now The Time? The Case for Modular

Anyone who’s been on a construction site knows that traditional construction methods are inefficient, time-consuming and costly. At each step, productivity is lost as crews wait for each other before they can move on to the next level. Delays caused by...

Fewer Piers Are More for Illinois Tollway’s Mile-Long Bridge Replacemen

Cutting in half the number of piers on a toll-funded Interstate bridge made the litany of obstacles beneath it more manageable.Crews are building a pair of nearly mile-long new highway bridges amid a confluence of existing transportation systems in Chicago’s southwest...

Drones to take Saudi Building Sector ‘on Faster Recovery Path’

Saudi Arabia's housing and construction sector surged by 8.03 per cent last year following its major projects in line with the “Vision 2030” and it witnessed further positive growth in the first three months. The kingdom's building sector will see faster recovery with...

STUDY : Breakthrough in use of Recycled, Local Materials in Construction

* Wadi gravel, available in various sand deposits in the southern region of Qatar, identified for use as aggregate. A research project has identified the main solid waste streams in Qatar for potential use in construction and investigated advanced technologies for...

TU Graz Researchers want to Fundamentally Improve Concrete Diagnostics

Whether crumbling tunnel walls, cracks in concrete facades or porous bridge piers, according to statistics from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), damage to concrete structures caused by various environmental influences accounts for several...