Structural engineering http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31237/all en RugbyU: Brunel has designs on Italy win over Scots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/rugbyu-brunel-has-designs-italy-win-over-scots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy coach Jacques Brunel has warned his side to expect a fierce Scotland backlash when they try to make it two wins out of two this Six Nations at Murrayfield on Saturday.</p> <p>The Azzurri blew the Championship wide open with their stunning 23-18 victory over pre-tournament favourites France in Rome last weekend.</p> <p>Scotland-Italy matches, as was the case last season, have often been the tournament's wooden-spoon decider.</p> <p>But Italy, who in 2012 defeated the Scots 13-16 in Rome, will arrive in Edinburgh with loftier ambitions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/rugbyu-brunel-has-designs-italy-win-over-scots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Isambard Kingdom Brunel Six Nations Championship Structural engineering AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 03:46:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749601 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea's Hyundai wins $2 bn French order http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/s-koreas-hyundai-wins-2-bn-french-order <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipbuilder, said Tuesday it had won a $2.0 billion order to build two offshore platforms for French energy giant Total.</p> <p>Under the deal with Total's Congo unit, the South Korean company will build and deliver by early 2016 a drilling platform and a floating oil and gas production platform, Hyundai said in a statement.</p> <p>The two platforms will operate at Moho Nord field 80 kilometres (50 miles) off the southwestern coast of Congo, Hyundai said, adding the field is believed to have a crude oil reserve of about three billion barrels. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/s-koreas-hyundai-wins-2-bn-french-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Oil platform Petroleum production Structural engineering USD AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:00:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793845 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: S. Korea's Hyundai wins $2 bn French order http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/corrected-s-koreas-hyundai-wins-2-bn-french-order <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipbuilder, said Tuesday it had won a $2.0 billion order to build two offshore platforms for French energy giant Total.</p> <p>Under the deal with Total's Congo unit, the South Korean company will build and deliver by early 2016 a drilling platform and a floating oil and gas production platform, Hyundai said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/corrected-s-koreas-hyundai-wins-2-bn-french-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Oil platform Petroleum production Structural engineering USD AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 05:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793860 at http://www.globalpost.com 29 dead in India building collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/29-dead-india-building-collapse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 29 people -- mostly labourers and their families -- were crushed to death on the outskirts of Mumbai after a building collapsed while under construction, police said Friday.</p> <p>As rescuers combed the rubble for survivors, two toddlers were pulled out alive to cries of "God is great" and cheers and clapping, an AFP photographer at the scene said.</p> <p>The seven-storey building collapsed on Thursday evening, creating a mangled heap of steel and concrete of about 8 metres (26 feet) high that rescuers and local residents struggled to cut through.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/29-dead-india-building-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil engineering Social Issues Structural engineering Structural failure AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 06:16:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5802493 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll hits 68 in India building collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/death-toll-hits-68-india-building-collapse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The death toll in the collapse of a residential building being constructed illegally in India’s financial capital rose to 68 Saturday amid diminishing hopes of finding any survivors alive, police said.</p><P>Another 70 people were injured when the eight-story building on forest land in the Mumbai suburb of Thane caved in into a mound of steel and concrete Thursday evening, police said.</p><P>Thirty-seven of the injured were still in city hospitals and the rest discharged after medical treatment, said Sandeep Malvi, a spokesman for the local municipal corporation.</p><P>Most bodies have bee</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/death-toll-hits-68-india-building-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil engineering Health Law Sandeep Malvi Structural engineering Structural failure War Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:21:57 +0000 Asianet 5807110 at http://www.globalpost.com 72 die in India building collapse; rescue bid ends http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/72-die-india-building-collapse-rescue-bid-ends <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Rescue workers on Saturday finished a two-day search for survivors in the collapse of a residential building being constructed illegally in India's financial capital. At least 72 people were killed in the accident, the worst house collapse in the country in recent decades.</p><P>Another 70 people were injured when the eight-story building on forest land in the Mumbai suburb of Thane caved in into a mound of steel and concrete Thursday evening, police said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/72-die-india-building-collapse-rescue-bid-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Law Malvi language Structural engineering Structural failure War Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:21:04 +0000 Asianet 5807675 at http://www.globalpost.com Death toll hits 62 in India building collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/death-toll-hits-62-india-building-collapse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The death toll in the collapse of a residential building being constructed illegally in India's financial capital rose to 62 Saturday amid diminishing hopes of finding any survivors alive, police said.</p><P>Another 70 people were injured when the eight-story building on forest land in the Mumbai suburb of Thane caved in into a mound of steel and concrete Thursday evening, police said.</p><P>Police officer Dahi Dhule said that rescue workers with sledgehammers, gasoline-powered saws and hydraulic jacks worked through Friday night to break through the tower of rubble in their search for pos</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/death-toll-hits-62-india-building-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil engineering Law Structural engineering Structural failure War Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:37:37 +0000 Asianet 5807754 at http://www.globalpost.com Weather postpones 1 World Trade Center's ascent to tallest in Western Hemisphere http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/last-pieces-1-world-trade-center-rising-make-skyscraper-tall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - One World Trade Center already is New York's tallest building.</p> <p>And when the last pieces of its spire eventually rise to the roof, the 104-floor skyscraper that replaces the fallen twin towers will be just feet from becoming the highest in the Western Hemisphere.</p> <p>Officials had hoped that would happen Monday, but the weather did not co-operate and it was postponed due to high winds. The event will be rescheduled when conditions permit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/last-pieces-1-world-trade-center-rising-make-skyscraper-tall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Architecture New York New York City Social Issues Structural engineering World Trade Center The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:50:40 +0000 The Canadian Press 5827683 at http://www.globalpost.com Canam buys plants in Arizona and Florida, terms not immediately available http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/canam-buys-plants-arizona-and-florida-terms-not-immediately- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAINT-GEORGES, Que. - Canam Group Inc. (TSX:CAM) said Monday it has signed a deal to buy the steel joist fabrication assets of Quincy Joist Co., a subsidiary of Schuff International Inc.</p> <p>Terms of the deal were not immediately available.</p> <p>The assets include a plant in Buckeye, Ariz., with equipment and inventory, and a plant in Quincy, Fla. with equipment and inventory, but not the land.</p> <p>Canam said it will operate the Buckeye plant, but will move the equipment from the Florida location to its other joist fabrication plants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/canam-buys-plants-arizona-and-florida-terms-not-immediately-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canam Group Inc. Structural engineering The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:01:06 +0000 The Canadian Press 5827937 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian company helps World Trade Center's ascent to new heights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/canadian-company-helps-world-trade-centers-ascent-new-height <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - One World Trade Center, the skyscraper that replaces the fallen twin towers in New York City, is about to receive the last pieces of its crowning spire, a 124-metre structure built in part in Canada. </p> <p>Once the spire is installed, the 104-story highrise, already New York's tallest building, will be just feet from becoming the highest in the Western Hemisphere.</p> <p>Officials had hoped that would happen Monday, but the weather did not co-operate and it was postponed due to high winds. The event will be rescheduled when conditions permit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/canadian-company-helps-world-trade-centers-ascent-new-height" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Architecture New York City Social Issues Structural engineering The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:15:53 +0000 The Canadian Press 5827971 at http://www.globalpost.com Crane hoists spire covered with US flag to roof of NY's 1 World Trade Center at 9-11 site http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/last-parts-1-wtc-spire-be-raised-would-soar-symbolic-1776-fe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Adorned with an American flag that flapped in the breeze, the last pieces of a silver spire were hoisted to the top of the World Trade Center on Thursday as construction workers cheered its ascent.</p> <p>The final two segments of the 408-foot spire will rest on a construction platform for several weeks until the entire needle is permanently installed. With the spire as its crown, the trade centre will soar to a symbolic 1,776 feet in the air — a reference to the birth of the nation in 1776.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/last-parts-1-wtc-spire-be-raised-would-soar-symbolic-1776-fe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Architecture Manhattan New York City Structural engineering World Trade Center The Canadian Press Thu, 02 May 2013 11:30:03 +0000 The Canadian Press 5829770 at http://www.globalpost.com Collapsed Bangladesh building not 'designed' for factory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/collapsed-bangladesh-building-not-designed-factory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Bangladesh building that collapsed last month killing more than 570 people was designed to be used for a shopping mall and commercial offices such as banks, not for factories, the architect told AFP.</p> <p>Masood Reza, a leading Bangladesh architect and a professor at a state-run university, said he felt "pain and anguish" when he saw footage of the garment workers trapped under the pancaked floors, crying desperately for help.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130505/collapsed-bangladesh-building-not-designed-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Construction Labor Law Structural engineering Structural failure AFP Sun, 05 May 2013 04:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831192 at http://www.globalpost.com World Trade Center spire completed in New York http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130510/world-trade-center-spire-completed-new-york <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York construction workers cheered Friday as the final piece of the spire for the World Trade Center was hoisted into place, making the tower the tallest in the western hemisphere.</p> <p> Local television footage showed the huge piece, measuring 408 feet (124 meters), being craned slowly up, completing the final piece in the new jewel of the Manhattan skyline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130510/world-trade-center-spire-completed-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Architecture New York City Structural engineering Well being Fri, 10 May 2013 16:45:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5835066 at http://www.globalpost.com World Trade Center spire completed in New York http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130510/world-trade-center-spire-completed-new-york <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New York construction workers cheered Friday as the final piece of the spire for the World Trade Center was hoisted into place, making the tower the tallest in the western hemisphere.</p> <p> Local television footage showed the huge piece, measuring 408 feet (124 meters), being craned slowly up, completing the final piece in the new jewel of the Manhattan skyline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130510/world-trade-center-spire-completed-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Architecture New York City Structural engineering Tourism Fri, 10 May 2013 17:00:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5835093 at http://www.globalpost.com One World Trade Center reaches full symbolic height with help from Canadian firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/one-world-trade-center-reaches-full-symbolic-height-help-can <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - A silver spire, built in part in Canada, has been fully installed on the roof of One World Trade Center, bringing the iconic structure to its full, symbolic height of 1,776 feet.</p> <p>The installation of the spire was completed Friday morning after pieces of it had been transported to the roof of the building last week. Construction workers below applauded the milestone.</p> <p>The 1,776 feet — or 541 metres — is symbolic of the year 1776, when the U.S. declared its independence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/one-world-trade-center-reaches-full-symbolic-height-help-can" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Architecture New York City Structural engineering The Canadian Press Fri, 10 May 2013 18:00:53 +0000 The Canadian Press 5835115 at http://www.globalpost.com