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Watergate Hotel Parking Structure Collapse

Watergate Hotel Parking Structure Collapse

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

The complex is currently under a $125 million renovation

A pancake collapse occurred on Friday at the parking structure that services Washington D.C.’s famed Watergate Hotel. The D.C. Fire…

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China Considering Railway Under Mount Everest

China Considering Railway Under Mount Everest

News on Projects / Industry

This is just the latest proposal in a series of ambitious rail schemes Beijing is examining

China is considering an extension of a railway line that will link the country of Nepal via a tunnel under…

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Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan designed for the brave!

Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan designed for the brave!

News on Projects / Industry

View from the front can be certainly deceiving!

The Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan, can surely catch the driver's attention and even discourage some from crossing it, especially…

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China Continues Extreme Investment in Africa

China Continues Extreme Investment in Africa

News on Projects / Industry

China has invested more than $200 billion in to Africa since 2001

Worth a total of almost $5.5 billion, the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has signed two railway construction deals in…

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Video: old tires converted to eco-friendly homes in Colombia!

Video: old tires converted to eco-friendly homes in Colombia!

News on Projects / Industry

Homes are both eco friendly and earthquake resistant!

In Colombia, people have invented a new alternative green construction method for their homes, using old tires. Small buildings resembling…

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The April issue of TheStructuralEngineer.info newsletter is now available !

The April issue of TheStructuralEngineer.info newsletter is now available !

News on Publications

TheStructuralEngineer.info is pleased to announce the April issue #94 of our monthly Newsletter !

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Architects Design Buildings that Cast no Shadow

Architects Design Buildings that Cast no Shadow

News on Projects / Industry

The concept is very well accepted in London

A London-based architecture firm says it can eliminate the shadows that buildings cast over urban areas starved of sunlight. The…

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Fehmarn Belt will be Longest Tunnel in the World

Fehmarn Belt will be Longest Tunnel in the World

News on Projects / Industry

Construction is estimated to complete by 2024 and cost at $10 million

Slated at $10 billion, construction on the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link could start as early as this year. At 11…

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3-storey residential unit made of shipping container material!

3-storey residential unit made of shipping container material!

News on Projects / Industry

Units are planned to be sold at marker rates

A residential model unit built exclusively out of recycled steel shipping containers is now a reality on the southwest corner of…

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Construction Started on Detroit's New Light Rail

Construction Started on Detroit's New Light Rail

News on Projects / Industry

$140 million will be required for 3.3 miles of the new light rail line

Track for Detroit’s M-1 Rail, a new light rail line on the city’s lower Woodward Avenue, is projected to be…

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Dispute Over Frank Lloyd Wright Design in Great Britain

Dispute Over Frank Lloyd Wright Design in Great Britain

Other News

The house is going to be built in a Britain's Green Belt area

While on a 2004 business trip to Phoenix, Arizona, British electrical engineer Hugh Pratt visited the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.…

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Plans for a pedestrian bridge in Minnesota Vikings stadium

Plans for a pedestrian bridge in Minnesota Vikings stadium

News on Projects / Industry

Total cost is estimated to $6 million

A pedestrian bridge connecting the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium to the Downtown East light rail system is being discussed among…

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Delay on DR Congo's Inga 3 Dam

Delay on DR Congo's Inga 3 Dam

News on Projects / Industry

Delay is due to technical questions need to be answered

Construction on the massive Inga 3 dam, which is expected to produce 4,800 megawatts of power for the Democratic Republic…

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Photo gallery: a house in Lancaster PE is entirely made of straw!

Photo gallery: a house in Lancaster PE is entirely made of straw!

Other News

See the photo gallery for more details

In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Pellman family live in a house that is entirely different from anything else! It is mainly…

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