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Alice, the Tunnel Boring Machine that has been digging underneath Auckland's western suburbs for 10 months has finally broken into daylight! This is New Zealand's longest road tunnel that will be connecting Auckland's Southwestern and Northwestern motorways, as part of the Waterview Connection Project. Watch the video below, which captures the moment of Alice's appearance.

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"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others" is the leading moto of Zetas, the leading foundation engineering company in a region, covering Turkey, the Middle East, Gulf countries and many former Soviet Republics. Zetas is active in the foundation engineering practice for 25 years, providing high end analysis, design and construction services to achieve, inspire and support rising values. Its devotion to engineering results to safe, cost effective, and performance-based solutions. The company also has the ability to transfer machinery, equipment and construction materials in order to provide results, tailored to the needs of its clients.

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Dr. Allen Marr, PhD, PE, will serve on the Advisory Board for National Science Foundation-funded Partnership for International Research and Education project "Advancing Earth Dam and Levee Sustainability through Monitoring Science and Condition Assessment"

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TheCivilEngineer.org was founded in 2000, almost 15 years ago and is currenlty visited by thousands of visitors every month. Today, we are excited to launch the new website of TheCivilEngineer.org. The website has a brand new architecture and layout. It is integrated with other websites of our network of civil industry websites, such as Geoengineer.org, TheStructuralEngineer.info and CeeCareers.com to bring you the most interesting, useful and up-to-date resources in the civil engineering industry.

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Destruction pictures like this could be avoided in the near future and casualties could be reduced or even eliminated with a new promising technology currently under development. A new project launched and coordinated by the Geological Survey of India (GSI), with the participation of terrain research experts will aim in the development of an Early Warning System (EWS) for landslides, identifying the most hazardous sites and reducing casualties. 

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Being along the Pacific "Ring of Fire", Costa Rica has been often hit by destructive earthquakes causing extensive damages and many casualties. The country's National Seismological Network (RSN) has been closely monitoring the seismic activity and has recently released a list with the 70 "most historic" earthquakes that rattled the country. A selection of old photos showing the destruction of some of the strongest quakes presented below!

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A recent study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences points out that drinking-water wells' contamination by natural gas, provided it is not naturally occurring, is attributed to human causes and particularly to poor lining of the wells drilled during hydraulic fracturing. 

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Pile Dynamics Inc., happily announces the release of a totally redesigned Pile Driving Analyzer system! The PDA-8G has sophisticated looks and an advanced software coming with it! Read on to discover the new exciting features of the product and an upcoming webinar!

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:01

I-70 twin tunnels to be lined with concrete

The Colorado Department of Trasportation is going to line the I-70 twin tunnels, near Idaho Springs with concrete to enhance the tunnels' strength and longevity. Watch the video below explaining the details of the project and see pictures of the unlined tunnel's interior!

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A tailings pond at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in central B.C. failed last month and released millions of cubic meters of waste water, triggering a state of emergency for the local community. An aerial footage taken from the affected area reveals the extent of the spill, while residents and experts express their fears about the long-term impact on the environment and local fish stocks. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs stated that "Like the Exxon Valdez, Mount Polley will be synonymous with one of the most disastrous environmental events in British Columbia".

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