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highways.today   10 December 2017   Norway  
<p>&ldquo;Mj&oslash;st&aring;rnet&rdquo; will be more than 80 metres tall and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world&rsquo;s tallest timber building. &ldquo;Mj&oslash;st&aring;rnet sets new standards for timber constructions. The building ...
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highways.today   02 November 2017   UK   London  
<p>In 2004, a pedestrian bridge with a difference was opened in London spanning an inlet off the main canal at Merchant Square, Paddington Basin.</p> <p>The Rolling Bridge was conceived by designer Thomas Heatherwick, who was influenced by the fluid, coiling ...
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highways.today   26 October 2017   Switzerland   Zurich  
<p>Researchers from ETH Zurich have built a prototype of an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof using innovative digital design and fabrication methods. The tested novel formwork system will be used in an actual construction project for the first time next year.</p> <p>A ...
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highways.today   25 October 2017   USA   MIT  
<p>Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, from sidewalks and street barriers, to buildings and bridges, according to a new study.</p> <p>MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing ...
highways.today   12 October 2017   UK   Glasgow  
<p>Professor Rebecca Lunn MBE of the University of Strathclyde has extended her well-established partnership with BAM Nuttall by taking up the five-year post of BAM Nuttall / RAEng Research Chair in Biomineral Technologies for Ground Engineering.</p> <p>Professor ...
highways.today   11 October 2017   Greece   Ptolemaida  
<p>On site at one of the biggest projects in Greece in recent years, construction of the lignite-fired power plant Ptolemais Block V needs cooling-tower formwork expertise from Doka, plus compliance with a very special structural requirement. This is the first ...
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