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Thursday, 06 December 2018 01:00

Strong earthquake struck western Iran

West part of Iran was hit by a strong Mw 6,4 earthquake on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

Structural damages and noise are the reasons why residents at the Canterbury Shores Condos on Madison Park waterfront are upset. Pile-driving work during construction of the new 520 Bridge near the condos seems to be the main culprit. The residents are more concerned about the cracks they have detected in walls and ceilings than the extremely loud noise.

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Tuesday, 07 January 2014 08:00

India TBMs blamed for building cracks

The construction of the first phase of the Chennai Metro project in India is scheduled to be completed by spring 2015. During the construction cracks were detected in more than 200 buildings in Chennai. Though the apparent cause seems to be the tunnel boring machines, investigation has not yet confirmed it.

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Friday, 29 November 2013 11:39

Intelligent robots detect cracks in tunnels

A new robot called Robinspect (ROBotic System with Intelligent Vision and Control for Tunnel Structural INSPECTion and Evaluation) is placed at the end of a truck crane to search for cracks, fissures and openings on tunnel walls.