Building and Construction

Overwiew on the global stainless steel market

Stainless steel the metal of the 21st Century is less than a century old and has become an integral part of our everyday life. What about the global stainless steel market? It is categorized into four major applications: heavy industry, automotive and transportation, building and construction, and consumer goods. The...

Pilgrim Monument: more easy to reach thanks to the cable railway

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, in Massachusetts, overlook all Provincetown from the High Pole Hill. It’s not easy for visitors climbing the hill and reaching the Pilgrim Monument, built in 1910 to commemorate the landing of the Pilgrims and 252 feet tall. So, the Provincetown Museum board has proposed constructing the...

TBMs also have traditions!

Every single one of Tunnel Boring Machines has a traditionally female name. It is a tradition, dating back to the 1500s when miners prayed to Saint Barbara to protect them from the dangers underground. During the third Century in Turkey, Barbara was brutally executed by her father because she secretly...

Supersteel like bones

Bridges much stronger thank to laminated structures The most of the bridges’ cracks are dued to the weakness of metal structural parts because of several stress: for example, heating or cooling cycles. These stresses don’t cause immediate damages but they generate microfractures which, if continuously strained, can expand themselves, weakening...