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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

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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!

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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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Explosion in NYC Levels 3 Buildings

Explosion in NYC Levels 3 Buildings

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

The gas network was 127 years old

Around 250 firefighters responded last Thursday after a gas main leak caused an explosion that demolished three buildings in Manhattan’s…

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U.S. DOT survey reveals: 61,000 bridges in need of structural repairs

U.S. DOT survey reveals: 61,000 bridges in need of structural repairs

News on Projects / Industry

Insufficient funding may worsen the numbers in the near future

A recently released study by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database, reveals that nearly 61,000…

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Kingdom Tower Elevators Provide a Challenge

Kingdom Tower Elevators Provide a Challenge

News on Projects / Industry

According to project handlers the 1km-high Kingdom Tower, “has challenged mankind to outdo himself”! It is also the view of…

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The Eiffel Tower's 126th Year Includes Energy Upgrades

The Eiffel Tower's 126th Year Includes Energy Upgrades

News on Projects / Industry

The tower is currently under renovation works

Tuesday marked the 126th anniversary of public access to the Eiffel Tower, which opened on March 31, 1889. Throughout its…

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