Ship ahoy! It doesn’t always have to be the subway, Vienna has a lot more to offer. This time we drop anchor in the city street.
Tunnel construction work is literally a backbreaking job. Especially when it comes to installing stress control elements (weighing 80 kilograms each) overhead. When Manuel Entfellner saw how the workers in the tunnel struggle with this, he decided to do something about it. We spoke with the Implenia site manager about his innovative stress control elements,… Continue reading Revolutionary stress control elements: Innovation made easy
Winter water is coming. In our industry, this is usually not a reason to be happy, but when it comes to diaphragm walls, water (in combination with bentonite) is absolutely necessary. To ensure that there is always enough fluid inside the diaphragm wall to stabilize it, it needs a guard who sounds the alarm when… Continue reading CROW: a watchful eye on water levels
We have had good experiences with kitchen comparisons in the past, so today we again approach a topic of foundation engineering from the edible side: namely a research project called AVANT, which deals with the use of artificial intelligence in injection processes.
A user interface that clearly displays a construction site in all its facets? Fast documentation, comprehensible reports and clean formatting? Sounds like eguana SCALES – but it’s not. The software of recordIT is the visual counterpart to our data management tool and enables a construction site to be displayed in visual form. The range is… Continue reading recordIT: A construction site in pictures
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
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
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
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
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