Building and Construction

Big Bertha, the tunnel boring machine of Washington State Department

Bertha is a tunnel boring machine built specifically for the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel project in Seattle. Bertha has to build the SR99 tunnel under downtown of Seattle, in order to replace the old viaduct “Alaskan Way”. After some moments of pause for machine trouble and maintenance, Bertha...

Global Mining Equipment Market will reach $ 96 BN by 2022

The growth of mining equipment market  strongly depends on economic conditions, demand for minerals and number of mining projects. Anyway the global mining equipment market expects to see a significant growth in the period 2015-2022 with improving economic conditions and rising mining activities across the world. The demand for surface...

BAUMA 2016: the world’s largest trade fair in the construction industry

On April 11–17, 2016 will take place in Munich the 31st edition of Bauma (International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment). It is the largest construction machinery trade fair in the world. Visitors will see  the most important new developments from around...

Stainless steel bridges: the Helix Bridge, in Singapore

Located in the heart of Singapore as a connection between Marina Bay and Marina Centre, the Helix Bridge is a landmark pedestrian bridge comprising a walkway surrounded by opposing double helix structures made from stainless steel. In particular, it is fabricated from approximately 650 tonnes of Duplex Stainless Steel and 1000...

Stainless Steel in Bridges

The use of stainless steel in bridge construction is relatively recent, 10 to 15 years. Stainless steels used for bridges belong primarily to two categories of stainless: austenitics and austeno-ferritics, also known as duplex, which combine excellent corrosion resistance and elevated mechanical performance. More rarely, and for specific applications, certain grades...

San Sebastian Basilica: the only all-steel church in Asia

Viganò International coil cutting and flattening lines are the best solutions for the processing of steel, material widely used in building. In Manila, Philippines, we can see an extraordinary example of steel used in construction: the San Sebastian Basilica, the only all-steel church in Asia. Constructed in 1890, inaugurated and blessed the following year,...