BIM used in the Victoria Station Upgrade
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Winners of the GE Awards revealed

The winners of the prestigious Ground Engineering Awards were announced recently. The Editor’s Award was presented to a Joint Venture of Keller (parent company of GeoPrac sponsor Hayward Baker), Bam Nuttall and Taylor Woodrow as […]

One of the eight Crossrail Tunnel Boring Machines or TBMs
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Crossrail – the engineering geology

For those outside the UK, the Crossrail project is a mega-project upgrade to the London metro area’s subway system. The tunneling portion of the project will consist of 21-km of twin-bore tunnels excavated by eight […]

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Big Ben lean nothing to worry about

Here is another article on the lean of London’s Big Ben clock tower. According to Professor John Burland of Imperial College, it would take 10,000 years for the tower to match the lean of the […]

Big Ben, the next leaning tower of Pisa?
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Pisa expert says Big Ben leaning

London’s famous landmark Big Ben is now about 1/2 of a meter off of perpendicular according to recent surveys. The monument has been tilting towards the north for some time, with the rate of movement […]

Cannon Place office building in London
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Innovative Foundation System for London Office Building

Cannon Place office building in London This has to be one of the most complex geotechnical engineering problems I’ve heard of for a building, if not for any kind of project. For starters, beneath the proposed 10-story office building referred to as Cannon Place lies the Cannon Street Train Station built in 1868. Also beneath the site are walls and foundations of a Roman Governor’s palace. In order to accommodate these features, the building has 21-m cantilevers at each end, with the load bearing happening over two groupings of columns at the 1/3 points. In section it looks quite like a 3-span bridge…without the abutments and stacked 10-stories tall! More after the break. (Images by New Civil Engineer) […]