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 through one of Europe’s most vital trade corridors and will cut an hour from the three-hour trip between Zurich and Milan. The project will also ease environmental concerns attributed to the the ever increasing number of trucks on the road by shifting freight volumes from road to rail.
According to the UN-HABITAT, half the world’s population lives in urban areas. It is anticipated that by 2030 six out of ten people will be living in cities.
With on-going challenges to utilise depleting resources efficiently and effectively, engineers worldwide are turning to nature for inspiration to develop innovative designs.
Undisputedly one of the world’s most visionary engineers of all time, Nikola Tesla was born on July 1856 in Croatia.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines a green job as one where the workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources.
The Future of Engineering On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I. It ushered in new political, military, technological and scientific developments….