5 Simple Ways To Keep Your Mind Sharp

The importance of keeping your mind sharp cannot be overstated. We’re all part of a fantastic intellectual and information economy, which thrives on ideas, creativity and intelligence. Keeping your mind sharp is sure to give you the edge over the competition, and more importantly lead to your own higher levels of happiness. When your mind […]

The Toughest Engineering Jobs

Over the years the world has encountered numerous catastrophes that have ravaged our environment and left several dead: Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Chernobyl disaster, the Fukushima meltdown amongst others. At the center of each of these disasters, there has been engineers involved in these projects.  Some of the toughest jobs in […]

The channel tunnel

Feted as one of the seven wonders of the modern world by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1996, the Channel Tunnel is the longest undersea tunnel in the world. Connecting Folkestone, Britain to Calais, France the 31.35 mile tunnel took more than five years to complete and cost billions of dollars. One of […]

Advantages of piers constructed monolithically, i.e. integral bridges with the bridge deck over usage of bearings?

Bearing replacement is one of the direct cost involved in the maintenance of bridges, and the one which worries the contractors. Using integral bridge systems, this can be avoided. In design point of view, bearing replacement introduces additional stresses and requirement of diaphragms in transverse design. Movement of the bridge deck is achieved by the […]