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The Construction of the Panama Canal

The Construction of the Panama Canal
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The Construction of the Panama Canal

In 1881, France began construction of the Panama Canal, a 51-mile waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in Panama. Due to high mortality rates and engineering problem ...

In 1881, France began construction of the Panama Canal, a 51-mile waterway connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in Panama. Due to high mortality rates and engineering problems, France ended operations and the United States took over construction in 1904. The Panama Canal wa ...

How are Skywalk Bridges Built?

How are Skywalk Bridges Built?
By Ildar Sagdejev (Specious) - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4411299
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How are Skywalk Bridges Built?

A skywalk bridge may also be known as a skyway or skybridge. It is a connection between two or more buildings which provides a pedestrian walkway in urban areas. A conditioned or u ...

A skywalk bridge may also be known as a skyway or skybridge. It is a connection between two or more buildings which provides a pedestrian walkway in urban areas. A conditioned or unconditioned skywalk can be open, enclosed, encased in glass, for the public, or used strictly for b ...

The Pont du Gard Aqueduct in France

The Pont du Gard Aqueduct in France
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The Pont du Gard Aqueduct in France

Crossing the Gardon River in southern France, the Pont Du Gard is one of the best-preserved ancient aqueduct bridges built in the first century AD by the Romans. In 1985 it was add ...

Crossing the Gardon River in southern France, the Pont Du Gard is one of the best-preserved ancient aqueduct bridges built in the first century AD by the Romans. In 1985 it was added to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultur ...

Design of Horizontal Curves for Roadways

Design of Horizontal Curves for Roadways
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Design of Horizontal Curves for Roadways

The geometric design of roadways is the part of highway engineering that is concerned with how the physical elements are positioned, dependent on standards and constraints. The mai ...

The geometric design of roadways is the part of highway engineering that is concerned with how the physical elements are positioned, dependent on standards and constraints. The main objectives are to optimize safety and efficiency while also minimizing environmental damage and co ...

How Concrete Dams are Constructed

How Concrete Dams are Constructed
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How Concrete Dams are Constructed

A concrete dam is built in four shapes; gravity dam, concrete buttress dam, arch dam, and the arch-gravity dam. The gravity, buttress, and arch-gravity dams use their weight as str ...

A concrete dam is built in four shapes; gravity dam, concrete buttress dam, arch dam, and the arch-gravity dam. The gravity, buttress, and arch-gravity dams use their weight as strength to counteract water pressure by pushing downward. The arch dam uses the concrete as its streng ...

Aztec Engineering Techniques and Technologies

Aztec Engineering Techniques and Technologies
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Aztec Engineering Techniques and Technologies

Originally a nomadic tribe until they settled in Mexico, the Aztecs built their empire in the city of Tenochtitlan in the 14th century. They were excellent farmers and builders and ...

Originally a nomadic tribe until they settled in Mexico, the Aztecs built their empire in the city of Tenochtitlan in the 14th century. They were excellent farmers and builders and prided themselves on their work, avoiding the use of animals and doing it themselves. Although they ...

Can I Knock Out This Wall in My House?

Can I Knock Out This Wall in My House?
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Can I Knock Out This Wall in My House?

When remodeling or thinking about remodeling a home, a common question is, "Can I just take out this wall?" The simple fact is that, yes, any wall can be removed - but the cost inv ...

When remodeling or thinking about remodeling a home, a common question is, "Can I just take out this wall?" The simple fact is that, yes, any wall can be removed - but the cost involved varies a considerable amount depending on a number of factors. The questions should perhaps be ...

How a suspension bridge works

How a suspension bridge works
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How a suspension bridge works

Perhaps the most famous suspension bridge in the world is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. The expansive bridge with its monolith towers and crisscross cables is a beauty to beh ...

Perhaps the most famous suspension bridge in the world is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. The expansive bridge with its monolith towers and crisscross cables is a beauty to behold - but many do not know how these beautiful structures actually work. Understanding How a Suspen ...

How Reinforced Concrete Works

How Reinforced Concrete Works
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How Reinforced Concrete Works

Reinforced concrete (RC) is one of humankind's greatest innovations in building and structures. Thanks to reinforced concrete, enormous and complicated structures are made possible ...

Reinforced concrete (RC) is one of humankind's greatest innovations in building and structures. Thanks to reinforced concrete, enormous and complicated structures are made possible. How it works is relatively simple as the basic concrete composite material encases steel reinfo ...