Tag : Super tall structures
World's longest ‘horizontal skyscraper’ topped outVideoSubscription
The world’s longest “horizontal skyscraper”, built across the top of four towers in south east China, has been topped out.
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.
The number of safety critical structural issues in larger building is a growing concern, according to safety body Scoss.
This year the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) is 30 years old, and to celebrate, New Civil Engineer is to present an award for the best of the winning projects of the last 30 years.
Grenfell advisory panel announcedSubscription
BRE boss Peter Bonfield is to play a key role in drawing up immediate measures to make tall buildings fire safe.
New research into wobbly and vibrating structures Subscription
The health impact of vibrations from very tall buildings, wobbly bridges and floors is to be researched at a new £7.2M government-funded national research facility.
Technical hitch closes Brighton’s i360 againSubscription
Technical problems at the British Airways i360 observation tower in Brighton will take longer to repair than originally thought after it broke down on Friday (24 February) – the second significant disruption since its opening last year.
London’s 'Trellis tower' given green lightSubscription
1 Undershaft, nicknamed the “Trellis” due to its resemblance to a garden trellis, is to become the second largest building in London after the Shard after receiving planning approval.
Technical problems on i360 explainedSubscription
Load settings and a faulty sensor reading were behind the engineering problems that shut the British Airways i360 twice in a week.
Super tall, super smart | Jeddah TowerSubscription
Tower cranes and pumping concrete 1km up – the unprecedented engineering behind the $1.2bn (£900M) Jeddah Tower, is elegantly simple and brutally complex.