Tag : Collapses
‘Black box recorder’ developed for buildingsVideoSubscription
A smart structural monitoring system has been developed to assess the state of buildings and key infrastructure in the immediate aftermath of earthquakes, explosions and fires.
A “Marshall plan” costing “tens of billions of Euros” is needed to bring the tens of thousands of bridges across Italy that have exceeded their design life up to standard, a leading Italian research body has demanded.
Brazil tower block collapse kills at least oneSubscription
A 26-storey tower block has collapsed in Brazil, killing at least one person inside.
Chernobyl clean-up operation reaches milestoneSubscription
A major stage of the clean-up operation at Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been completed.
China orders work safety overhaulSubscription
Chinese authorities have told safety watchdogs to carry out thorough work safety checks to curb severe accidents and plug holes in safety standards following a fatal incident at a power plant in China’s Jiangxi Province.
The owner and operator of the Polcevera viaduct was actively tendering for €20M (£17.9M) of structural retrofitting at the time of its collapse, as a stop gap while a complete upgrade of the major road network around Genoa was worked up.
Colombia bridge collapse blamed on high loadsSubscription
A bridge expert has said last month’s collapse of a 1,500-foot cable-stayed bridge in Colombia, which killed 10 construction workers, could have been caused by “unusual loads” during construction.
Construction defects were found in 19 Edinburgh City Council buildings during investigations following the collapse of a 9t wall at a primary school, a report by Scotland’s public spending watchdog said.
Dozens feared dead in Italy motorway bridge collapseVideoSubscription
Dozens of people are dead after a major motorway bridge in Italy collapsed.
An Italian engineer investigating the collapse of the Polcevera viaduct has told New Civil Engineer about his early hypotheses into why the bridge may have collapsed, ruling out a previously-mooted theory.