Building and Construction

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...

Earthmoving equipment market

Earthmoving equipment market will reach a stable 7.5% CAGR from 2016 to 2022 Earthmoving Equipment market is get to growth of 7,5% CAGR during 2016-2022 period: the growth’s reasons can be attributed to factors as the increase in demand of infrastructure, the emergence of technology with capability of monitoring and...

Spanish tunnel boring

The boring of the Bolanos tunnel has been completed. The works have created two parallel single-track tunnels, each 6.7 km long. It reported that with an average excavation performance of 19.40 linear m/d in the first tunnel, the work took 11.5 months to complete, the boring of the second tunnel...