Category Civil Engineering

Tokyo's Futuristic Underground Flood System
Civil Engineering

Tokyo's Futuristic Underground Flood System

Tokyo has built a giant network of underground tunnels and caverns all to keep the city safe during torrential downpours and floods.April 15, 2016Sprawling concrete jungle cities are especially vulnerable to flooding since they lack soil, rain-absorbing trees, and vegetation. Metropolises were not built with flood management in mind.

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Civil Engineering

Oresund Bridge Transforms into a Underwater Tunnel

Connecting Denmark and Sweden, the ├śresund Bridge is incredibly unique and well engineered. The combined roadway and rail line bridge run nearly 8 km where it then transitions into an underwater tunnel for the remaining 4 km.Open since July 2000, the motorway also carries a large data cable essential to internet connectivity throughout Europe.
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Civil Engineering

The Netherland's Billion Dollar Sea Wall

The Netherlands is renowned for floods, which is no surprise since half of the country lies just one meter above sea level, and over the eighth lying below sea level. The Netherlands has an extensive flood history dating back hundreds of years with hundreds of thousands of deaths resulting from massive storm surges that decimate any land, houses, or people that get in the way.
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Civil Engineering

Chinese Construction Workers Brawl with Bulldozers

Two competing Chinese construction companies got into a fight with bulldozers on the job site which resulted in a lot of destruction.April 20, 2016Sometimes arguments with coworkers can happen, but usually they don& 39;t end in a demolition derby style fight between multiple bulldozers. Police in China report that a fight between construction workers resulted in a head to head brawl between several heavy machines.
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Civil Engineering

Tokyo's Futuristic Underground Flood System

Tokyo has built a giant network of underground tunnels and caverns all to keep the city safe during torrential downpours and floods.April 15, 2016Sprawling concrete jungle cities are especially vulnerable to flooding since they lack soil, rain-absorbing trees, and vegetation. Metropolises were not built with flood management in mind.
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Civil Engineering

Three Gorges Dam: Masterpiece Or Impending Disaster?

The Three Gorges Dam is a civil engineering wonder, but could the looming environmental disaster it& 39;s causing ruin its legacy?April 26, 2016The massive and controversial Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China is the largest hydroelectric power plant on earth. It took 40,000 workers to construct it over a 12 year period of time at a projected cost of anywhere between 28 and 88 billion US dollars.
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Civil Engineering

Which is Better: A Roundabout or a 4-Way Stop?

The USA and the UK have very different techniques of managing intersections, but which one is faster or more efficient?June 28, 2016When it comes to driving, the USA differs from the UK not only on the side of the road they drive on. One of the other major differences is the way intersections are handled.
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