Tunneling design and construction techniques

20th January 2010  |   designing techniques  |  6 comments

Methods of tunneling vary with the nature of the material to be cut through. When soft earth is encountered, the excavation is timbered for support as the work advances; the timbers are sometimes left as a permanent lining for the tunnel.

Another method is to cut two parallel excavations in which the side walls are constructed first. Arches c onnecting them are then built as the material between them is extracted.

Gardens of Eden showcase

11th January 2010  |   showcases  |  27 comments

Choosing the garden mystical location

A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The garden can incorporate both natural and man-made materials. The most common form is known as a residential garden.

Some traditional types of eastern gardens, such as Zen gardens, use plants such as parsley.

A great example of futuristic architecture: Golden Works Headquarters at a glance!

8th January 2010  |   showcases  |  34 comments

Turning a dream into reality

Methods of tunneling vary with the nature of the material to be cut through. When soft earth is encountered, the excavation is timbered for support as the work advances; the timbers are sometimes left as a permanent lining for the tunnel.

Another method is to cut two parallel excavations in which the side walls are constructed first. Arches connecting them are then built as the material between them is extracted.

Deciding factors when choosing a project location

22th December 2009  |   geotechnical engineering  |  2 comments

Geotechnical engineers perform geotechnical investigations to obtain information on the physical properties of soil and rock underlying (and sometimes adjacent to) a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed structures, and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions.

Geothechnical implications

Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the engineering behavior of earth materials.

Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the engineering behavior of earth materials.