Breaking News https://www.thestructuralengineer.info Wed, 13 Nov 2019 09:06:05 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Franki's geotechnical work for the construction of Cervejas de Moçambique’s new brewery https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/950-franki-carried-out-geotechnical-work-for-the-construction-of-cervejas-de-mocambique-s-new-brewery https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/950-franki-carried-out-geotechnical-work-for-the-construction-of-cervejas-de-mocambique-s-new-brewery Aerial view of the site showing Franki’s three piling rigs

Franki Africa (a Keller company) is the largest, oldest and most established specialist contractor in sub-Saharan Africa. Franki had to call on all its experience to meet the array of challenges for the construction of a new brewery in Mozambique for Cervejas de Moçambique (CDM), a subsidiary of the largest global beer brewer, AB InBev. The project is the largest investment by CDM in Mozambique and is scheduled to produce its first batch of beers by the end of this year, giving its construction a very tight timeline.

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ktsantilas@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000
Wooden bridge collapse in an Indonesian resort https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/949-wooden-bridge-collapse-in-an-indonesian-resort https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/949-wooden-bridge-collapse-in-an-indonesian-resort Wooden bridge collapse in Indonesia

A wooden bridge in a Hotel resort located in Batam, Indonesia, partially collapsed injuring 26 people.

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secretariat@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Natural Disasters / Failures Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000
Restricted Access Piling at Hayes and Harlington Railway Station in London by Keller https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/947-restricted-access-piling-at-hayes-and-harlington-railway-station-in-london-by-keller https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/947-restricted-access-piling-at-hayes-and-harlington-railway-station-in-london-by-keller Keller UK working close to the platforms at Hayes and Harlington Station

Hayes and Harlington station serves the west London districts from Paddington Station to Heathrow and forms part of the Crossrail Package 3 upgrade which involves new trains, improved stations and easier, more reliable journeys for passengers in west London. These major upgrades are being carried out by Network Rail at stations on this section of the Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) route in preparation for the start of services in 2020.

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secretariat@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000
International flights began in Beijing's new airport https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/946-international-flights-began-in-beijing-s-new-airport https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/946-international-flights-began-in-beijing-s-new-airport Beijing Daxing International Airport

Daxing, Beijing's new vast airport (PKX), started international flight operations on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

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secretariat@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000
7-story building failure in Brazil: 9 people dead https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/945-7-story-building-failure-in-brazil https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/945-7-story-building-failure-in-brazil Building failure Brazil

A 7-story apartment building suddenly gave way trapping people under the rubble.

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secretariat@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Natural Disasters / Failures Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000
Leonardo da Vinci's bridge performance evaluation https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/943-leonardo-da-vinci-s-bridge-performance-evaluation https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/943-leonardo-da-vinci-s-bridge-performance-evaluation Leonardo da Vinci's bridge performance evaluation

A bridge designed by Leonardo da Vinci but was never constructed is now being tested by engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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ktsantilas@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Fri, 25 Oct 2019 01:00:00 +0000
The cranes at the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans to be demolished https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/944-the-cranes-at-the-collapsed-hard-rock-hotel-in-new-orleans-to-be-demolished https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/944-the-cranes-at-the-collapsed-hard-rock-hotel-in-new-orleans-to-be-demolished The cranes at the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans to be demolished

A week after Hard Rock Casino Hotel collapse, authorities decided to blow 2 damaged cranes that still lie in the construction site.

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ktsantilas@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Tue, 22 Oct 2019 01:00:00 +0000
Overpass gives way crashing cars beneath in China https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/941-overpass-gives-way-during-rush-hour-crashing-cars-benearth-in-china https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/941-overpass-gives-way-during-rush-hour-crashing-cars-benearth-in-china Overpass collapses in Wuxi, China trapping cars beneath

A bridge suddenly collapsed and crashed down on a road beneath, devastating 3 vehicles, in China.

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ktsantilas@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Natural Disasters / Failures Fri, 18 Oct 2019 01:00:00 +0000
Keller wins global projects award for work on the Follo Line Project in Norway https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/942-keller-wins-global-projects-award-for-work-on-the-follo-line-project-in-norway https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/942-keller-wins-global-projects-award-for-work-on-the-follo-line-project-in-norway Some of the Keller team after the final jet grouted column was completed

Keller's work on the prestigious Follo Line Project in Norway has won an Award of Merit in the Rail category at the ENR (Engineering News-Record) Global Best Projects competition. The annual contest honours construction and design excellence from the past year around the world and is organized by ENR, a prestigious American construction magazine, and judged by an independent panel of industry professionals. Representatives from Keller's Follo Line team picked up the award at a ceremony in New York City on October 2.

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ktsantilas@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Awards Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000
Hard Rock Casino Hotel collapses in New Orleans: 2 fatalities https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/940-hard-rock-casino-hotel-collapses-in-new-orleans-2-fatalities https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/940-hard-rock-casino-hotel-collapses-in-new-orleans-2-fatalities Hard Rock Casino hotel collapse

Hard Rock Casino Hotel, a building under construction located at the corner of Rampart and Canal Street in New Orleans, partially collapsed killing 2 people and injuring at least 18 more.

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secretariat@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Natural Disasters / Failures Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000