Many have argued that Isambard Kingdom Brunel is the greatest engineer that has ever lived. We certainly agree and appreciate his versatility and audacity in implementing grandiose projects. Even more impressive is that fact that Brunel is one of the few engineers who mastered and excelled in multiple areas of engineering, from civil engineering to […]
The History of the London Underground” is the definitive story of ‘the tube’, the world’s first underground railway system, an extraordinary and vast network that serves nearly a billion people each year.
There are some roads that are deliberately made dangerous either due to lack of alternate routes and then there is this road project in Yunnan province in China. Not only does it appear to have been implemented before any type of soil investigations had been performed, it also appears that the pavement structure is inadequate.
I f you like bridges, you will certainly enjoy this great compilation by Bhim Upadhyaya showing some of the famous bridges of the World, built to benefit humanity in immense ways. Also, you might want to consider adding the following books to your existing collection: Famous Bridges Of The World Bridges: A History of the […]
The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway or the the Thailand–Burma Railway is a 415 kilometres (258 mi) railway between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar), built by the Empire of Japan during World War II, to support its forces in the Burma campaign. One of the prime reasons for the […]
The Gotthard Base Tunnel is an active project beneath the Swiss Alps, expected to open in 2016. The completed Gotthard project will consist of two single-track with a route length of 35.4 miles plus 94.3 miles of tunnels shafts and passages, easily making it the world’s longest rail tunnel. The Gotthard will double freight capacity […]
The Channel Tunnel is a 31.4 mi undersea rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent near Dover in the United Kingdom with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais near Calais in northern France. The tunnel goes beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. At its lowest point, the Channel Tunel is 246 ft deep. Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project […]
By Caren Dorfman, of Alco Products Co Starting April 22, 2010 the EPA’s new law aimed at lead safe work practices was put into effect. The owner of a home improvement or remodeling company will have to take a class and pass a test in order to be lead certified. Lead installers must also pass […]
Upfront project scope definition is critical. However, it is unrealistic to expect that once a project is defined, the project will not change in scope, cost, or schedule. Change is inevitable. So, change has to be embraced and properly managed. Agreeing to how changes will be handled is an important part of scope definition and contract negotiations.
CivilEngineeringCentral.com contributor Bryan Jay Burke discusses the issue of “Outsourcing” of engineering. He views outsourcing/subcontracting as a viable option for meeting staffing needs. It is something that every firm should have in its toolbox to face the economy