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Think of poured concrete walls as structural beams

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Think of poured concrete walls as structural beams
Chicago Tribune
DEAR TIM: I'm building a new home and visited the jobsite a few days ago. I was aghast at a possible defect in my foundation.
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Engineers Collaborate to Preserve Historic Watts Towers - LiveScience.com

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Engineers Collaborate to Preserve Historic Watts Towers
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In Los Angeles, civil engineers who are experts in structural monitoring have set out to help art conservators preserve the iconic Watts Towers monument.
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Uganda Ill-Prepared for a Major Earthquake - AllAfrica.com

Uganda Ill-Prepared for a Major Earthquake
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Musa Ecweru, Uganda's state minister for relief, disaster preparedness stressed the need for construction to take the potential for earthquakes into consideration.
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Darling Harbour designs scaled back

Darling Harbour designs scaled back | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
The designs at the centre of Darling Harbour's $1 billion makeover have been scaled back and amended to address public concerns about bulk and "blandness".
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Pre-Ashokan structures unearthed at Buddha's birthplace - Celebrity Balla

Pre-Ashokan structures unearthed at Buddha's birthplace - Celebrity Balla | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it

New excavations within the Maya Devi temple at Lumbini - the Buddha's birthplace - have revealed evidence of a series of shrines which extend the history of the site to a much earlier date than previously thought, an archaeologist said Sunday.


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The world's biggest building in pictures - Telegraph

The world's biggest building in pictures - Telegraph | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
Complete with hotels, an artificial beach and replica Mediterranean village, the world's biggest building opens in China.
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9300 acre fire in Douglas County destroys commercial structures; 15% contained - KRNV My News 4

9300 acre fire in Douglas County destroys commercial structures; 15% contained - KRNV My News 4 | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
9300 acre fire in Douglas County destroys commercial structures; 15% contained
KRNV My News 4
No structures have been damaged and no injuries reported, however the fire has shifted due to the winds, according to Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
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25 of mankind's greatest engineering achievements

25 of mankind's greatest engineering achievements | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
Big, bold and beautiful -- the bridges, skyscrapers and other impressive projects that showcase human achievement over the years.
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Calif. highways among worst in the nation - Daily Democrat

Calif. highways among worst in the nation - Daily Democrat | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
Calif. highways among worst in the nation
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The Golden State's highway system is ranked 47th among the 50 states in overall highway performance and efficiency in the latest annual highway report by the Reason Foundation.
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The architects paralysed by politics - Building Design

The architects paralysed by politics - Building Design | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
The architects paralysed by politics Building Design Iwould no more trust a local authority architect to design me a house than I would a local authority hairdresser to cut my hair.” So said the impeccably coiffured Nick Johnson, then of Urban...
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Naivasha Estate Fire Destroys 40 Houses - AllAfrica.com

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Naivasha Estate Fire Destroys 40 Houses
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MORE that forty houses were burned down in Naivasha. The fire at Industrial Area estate left 35 families homeless.
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Libya seeks to reactivate pre-revolution engineering contracts - New Civil Engineer

Libya seeks to reactivate pre-revolution engineering contracts - New Civil Engineer | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
Libya seeks to reactivate pre-revolution engineering contracts
New Civil Engineer
New Civil Engineer (NCE) is the leading magazine for the UK civil engineering industry with an ABC Audit issue figure of 52,168.
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Greaves Construction launches high-capacity concrete pumps - Economic Times

Greaves Construction launches high-capacity concrete pumps - Economic Times | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
Hindu Business Line Greaves Construction launches high-capacity concrete pumps Economic Times CHENNAI: The division of the Rs 1,800 crore Greaves Cotton Ltd has launched high-capacity concrete pumps to be used in the construction of high-rise...
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Ethiopia Continues Dam Construction - Nazret.com (blog)

Ethiopia Continues Dam Construction - Nazret.com (blog) | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
Ethiopia Continues Dam Construction
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ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia and Egypt have been in a diplomatic dispute for weeks over the construction of what will be Africa's largest hydro-electric dam - impacting the waters of the Nile River.
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Video: China floods sweep away houses

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Video: China floods sweep away houses (Video: #China floods sweep away houses http://t.co/xG05MmRuqj)
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Proposed Apartments Causing Controversy - NewsChannel5.com

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Proposed Apartments Causing Controversy
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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – A proposed apartment complex in Hendersonville has Sumner County residents trying to put a stop to the plan.
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Top 10 Tallest Structures in the World - TIME

Top 10 Tallest Structures in the World - TIME | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
Known for being overstated and decadent in a number of ways, Dubai outdid itself in January 2010, when it officially opened the Burj Dubai, a 2,717-ft. (828 m) tower that is the tallest man-made...
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Archeologists Disappointed as Afton Structures Remain Unexplained - The Crozet Gazette

Archeologists Disappointed as Afton Structures Remain Unexplained - The Crozet Gazette | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
The Crozet Gazette Archeologists Disappointed as Afton Structures Remain Unexplained The Crozet Gazette A team of student archeologists led by University of Maryland anthropology professor Stephen Brighton spent June carefully excavating around...
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Future of highways - The Fayette Tribune

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Future of highways
The Fayette Tribune
There's no doubt that West Virginia's interstate highway system opened the Mountain State to realize many benefits, beginning with its origin in 1957.
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Did you know dams can induce earthquakes?

Did you know dams can induce earthquakes? | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
Earthquakes can be induced by dams. Globally, there are over 100 identified cases of earthquakes that scientists believe were triggered by reservoirs. (Earthquake News : Did you know dams can induce earthquakes?
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Vacant building to become apartments for homeless vets - SuburbanJournals

Vacant building to become apartments for homeless vets - SuburbanJournals | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
Vacant building to become apartments for homeless vets
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A housing developer from Springfield, Mo., has embarked on a $12.7 million project to renovate the building as 68 affordable apartments for homeless vets.
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Do we have to have tolls on all our major highway projects? - Dallas Business Journal (blog)

Do we have to have tolls on all our major highway projects? - Dallas Business Journal (blog) | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
Do we have to have tolls on all our major highway projects?
Dallas Business Journal (blog)
Look around at the major highway projects in the area. The DFW Connector, the North Tarrant Express and the LBJ Express will all have managed toll lanes.
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Probe into Construction Industry collusive tendering praised - SA Commercial Prop News

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Probe into Construction Industry collusive tendering praised
SA Commercial Prop News
The state had been caught between a brick and a hard place in its crackdown on long-running cartels in South Africa's construction industry.
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Uganda ill-prepared for a major earthquake - IRINnews.org

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Uganda ill-prepared for a major earthquake
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Musa Ecweru, Uganda's state minister for relief, disaster preparedness stressed the need for construction to take the potential for earthquakes into consideration.
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Multiple Buildings Damaged, 1 Injured In Cambridge Fire - 10TV

Multiple Buildings Damaged, 1 Injured In Cambridge Fire - 10TV | Civil Engineers | Scoop.it
Multiple Buildings Damaged, 1 Injured In Cambridge Fire
10TV
Authorities said that there was no word on what caused the fire, but three buildings, including one apartment, were heavily damaged.
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