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A roman wall partially collapsed in Chester, United Kingdom, probably due to construction works in the surrounding site.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 09:59

Allowable shear force of the girder

Calculate the maximum allowable shear force Vmax for the girder. The welded steel girder is having the cross section shown in the figure. It is fabricated of two 500 mm x 50 mm flange plates and a 500 mm x 50 mm web plate. The plates are joined by four fillet welds that run continuously at the length of the girder. Each weld has an allowable load in shear of 2000 kN/m.

Monday, 13 January 2020 01:00

Wind turbines destroyed in Evia, Greece

Wind turbines came crashing down due to high winds in Evia, the second-largest island in Greece.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 01:00

Abu Dhabi's leaning tower

The Capital Gate or the so-called “Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi” is the most tilted building in the world.

As of January 1, 2020, North America Keller companies Bencor, Case Atlantic, Case Foundation, Hayward Baker, HJ Foundation, Keller Canada, McKinney Drilling and Moretrench have joined together and rebranded to Keller.

A crane collapsed in the port of Antwerp, Belgium, after being hit by a container ship that drifted from its secure point.

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 01:00

7-story building collapse in Cambodia

A 7-story building that was under construction collapsed in Cambodia on January 3, 2019, resulting in 2 fatalities.

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