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  • Renzo piano genoa polcevera morandi bridge 3to2

    Italy bridge collapse | Finalised rebuild timeline revealedSubscription

    News22 January, 2019

    A finalised timetable for the reconstruction of the collapsed Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa, Italy, has been announced by the city’s mayor and reconstruction commissioner Marco Bucci.

  • Opal tower damaged hob beam on level 4 after concrete removed

    Design and construction faults led to Sydney tower cracks Subscription

    News17 January, 2019

    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.

  • Opal tower wsp 3to2

    WSP investigates cracks in evacuated Sydney towerSubscription

    News2 January, 2019

    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.

  • Polcevera viaduct

    Polcevera viaduct could be rebuilt in a yearSubscription

    News5 December, 2018

    The rebuilding of the collapsed Polcevera viaduct in Genoa, Italy, could take as little as 12 to 15 months according to the commission set up to reconstruct the bridge.

  • Polcevera

    Polcevera commission to rule on up to 20 bridge rebuild plansSubscription

    News30 November, 2018

    The commission tasked with rebuilding the Polcevera viaduct in Genoa is to decide on up to 20 designs for a replacement bridge including ones by architects Renzo Piano and Santiago Calatrava.

  • Transit centre hanger beam crack

    Repair work to start on closed £1.6bn transport hubSubscription

    News23 November, 2018

    Engineers are gearing up to design a permanent repair for a cracked steel beam which has forced the closure of a major newly built, $2bn (£1.6bn) transport hub in San Francisco.

  • pisa

    Leaning Tower of Pisa 'leaning less'Subscription

    News23 November, 2018

    The slant of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is reducing. The lean of the structure has fallen back into line by 40mm the past two decades according to a new report from the engineers monitoring the structure.

  • Florida bridge collapse pa 35554090 3to2

    Investigators find 'design errors' on collapsed Florida bridge Subscription

    News16 November, 2018

    Errors were made in the design of the collapsed Florida International University Bridge (FIU), a second investigative update by the American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found.

  • Polcevera viaduct

    Demolition of Polcevera Viaduct to start in DecemberSubscription

    News16 November, 2018

    Demolition of the remaining parts of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa will start on 15 December according to local Italian news reports.

  • Humber dehumidifaction gantry

    Future of Bridges | Maintenance in the spotlightSubscription

    Feature15 November, 2018

    Collapse of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa has thrown bridge maintenance into the spotlight, after near misses like at Hammersmith in the UK, with engineers calling for more rigorous, predictive regimes.

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