News bulletin 40:
News bulletin 40: 10 Oct 2017

Australia’s longest prestressed bridge girders for the Port of Brisbane’s Port Drive Upgrade project have been installed by construction group Seymour Whyte. The Super I-girders, the longest being 46 metres took nine hours each to deliver. They were developed specially. Read more.

Season Two on Europe’s largest engineering project, Crossrail, has commenced on SBS, with the first two episodes now on the website. Episode 1 follows engineers and construction workers racing to meet deadlines before trains start running and follows Linda Miller as she oversees the build of what will be Britain’s busiest station (Farrington), at well over 300 metres long. Episode 2 shows the construction and fitting out of the new underground railway stations at Paddington and Tottenham Court, with convoys of concrete trucks driving down London’s Oxford Street.

The Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has released a research paper on the multi-dimensional hybrid design, engineering and construction of the Raffles City Chongqing cluster of skyscrapers and another on structural design and performance evaluation of a mid-storey seismic isolated high-rise building.

The UK’s Institution of Civil Engineers’ Magazine of Concrete Research has a number of free articles available on Stability and Instability of Foamed Concrete; Communicating Research Impact; and Expanding the Influence of Concrete Research and Application.

Canada’s tallest building is now under construction. Known as ‘The One’ or One Bloor West, it will stand at 85 storeys and more than 300 metres high, it falls into the category of super tall buildings. It is located in Toronto and forecast to be completed in 2020.

Image: Seymour White delivers massive Super I girders for Port of Brisbane project. Source: SW