Tag : Tall structures
Under-designed beams, partially grouted joints and construction and material deficiencies were responsible for the damage to the evacuated A$165 million (£91million) Opal tower in Sydney, Australia, a final independent report has found.
Under-designed beams, partially grouted joints and construction and material deficiencies were responsible for the damage to the evacuated A$165M (£91M) Opal tower in Sydney, Australia, a final independent report has found.
Network Rail has expressed “major concerns” about a proposed 42 storey tower block to be built adjacent to railway tracks feeding into the new Crossrail station in Ilford, north east London.
Investigators have said design flaws and poor quality construction are likely to have contibuted to structural cracks in Sydney, Australia’s 36 storey Opal tower which was evacuated on Christmas eve.
China has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of tall buildings, completing 88 buildings over 200m high in 2018, equating to 61.5% of the world’s total.
Gallery | Images of London's future skylineSubscription
New images of the prospective 2026 London skyline have been released by the City of London Corporation. They include a suite of under construction or proposed towers being built in the area.
Investigating engineer WSP has said the newly completed, 117m high, 36 storey Opal Tower in Sydney is “structurally sound overall”, after cracks found in its structure forced the evacuation of its residents on Christmas Eve.
Mace's Jumping FactorySubscription
Last year New Civil Engineer brought news of Mace’s NCE100 award winning jumping factory. Twelve months on we return to see whether it has lived up to its promise.
Insight | The Ronan Point legacy 50 years onSubscription
Today marks 50 years since the Ronan Point tragedy claimed four lives following a devastating tower bock collapse.
A 23-storey residential tower block in Leicester with construction similarities to the disaster-struck Ronan Point tower has being recommended for demolition amid structural integrity fears.