Indiana Jones and the extremely practical university research

Micropiles and giant excavators, Matthias J. Rebhan’s work includes everything from small devices to large machines. University research is conducted in dusty libraries, the scientists in their ivory towers are paler than Count Dracula from all the indoor work? Not at the Institute for Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering and Computational Geotechnics (IBG for short) at… Continue reading Indiana Jones and the extremely practical university research

A ride on the subway

Over the past few months, we have approached the subject of the subway from several perspectives, from its historical triumphal procession to the technical challenges of subway construction. And since things are unfortunately still looking bleak when it comes to travel, today we want to take you on a virtual ride on the Vienna subway… Continue reading A ride on the subway

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merlin: learn from mistakes

Careful, what now follows is self-promotion – but that doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. Really good advertising is rare and is often remembered for years. For those of you who don’t remember the Old Spice commercials with Terry Crews: My sincere condolences. Here’s a little memory refresher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=0hwpDnA0_V8 Not quite as crazy,… Continue reading merlin: learn from mistakes

Measuring the World

Surveying technology under the magnifying glass Just as Batman keeps a watchful eye on Gotham City and Yoda notices the smallest tremors in the Force, Boris Bogensberger keeps a close eye on every change. Just like the masked avenger the surveyor can currently be found a lot in underground (bat) caves, specifically those of the… Continue reading Measuring the World

What do we want? w.i.l.m.a. When do we want it? Now.

Traditional company relies on innovation The family company DESOI GmbH shows how the balancing act between tradition and innovation succeeds. We spoke to long-standing application engineer Bernd Kress about how w.i.l.m.a. made the switch from mechanics to electronics possible and how other companies can also succeeded in taking this step. At eguana we live the… Continue reading What do we want? w.i.l.m.a. When do we want it? Now.

How to build a subway

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No, we are not talking about the sandwich. Sorry. In our previous blog post, we approached the subway from a historical perspective, today we approach from above and dig deep underground to find out how subway tunnels and stations can be built. ***** There are different ways to build a subway. If you do a… Continue reading How to build a subway

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StilfOs: Performance-based remuneration in special civil engineering

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It has been sufficiently clarified by now that time is money. But: whose time and whose money are we talking about? If the client wants to have a tunnel built as quickly as possible for as little money as possible, but the contractor wants as much money as possible for as little effort as possible,… Continue reading StilfOs: Performance-based remuneration in special civil engineering

Pizza, pasta, Piacenza – a summary of the industry get-together in Europe

Blick auf das Messegelände (Credit: Philipp Maroschek)

It is common knowledge that a lot of communication is lost online. Video conferences and phone calls can only partially replace a get-together in the real world. It was all the nicer for some of our eguanas to be able to spend two days at the Geofluid in Piacenza (September 15-16) in beautiful Italy. How… Continue reading Pizza, pasta, Piacenza – a summary of the industry get-together in Europe

BY HAIR WIDTH: WHEN HAIRLINE CRACKS BECOME CLEFTS

Dehnmessstreifen, der um die steinernen Zylinder verläuft, misst die Dehnung, die durch den Druck entsteht.

Too much of a good thing? Can also happen with injections. If too much material is injected into a crack, the gap can tear even further. Together with the Graz University of Technology, we are trying to find out as part of the HYJACK research project when the point has been reached at which one… Continue reading BY HAIR WIDTH: WHEN HAIRLINE CRACKS BECOME CLEFTS

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