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World’s Biggest Hydel Power Project Becomes Fully Operational

Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric power project in the world in terms of installed capacity, goes fully on stream this month. The gravity dam, built across the Yangtze river in Yiling district of Hubei province in China, is also claimed to be the largest concrete structure ever built in the history of mankind. Incidentally, … Continue reading

IQPC 4th Annual Bridges Europe Conference – 29th to 31st October, 2012

The 4th Annual Bridges Europe Conference, to be organised by Construction IQ which is a division of IQPC, will be held in Prague, Czeck Republic from 29th to 31st October, 2012. The theme of the event is – completing projects on time and on budget. This event is all about bridge construction and maintenance. This … Continue reading

Shotcrete and Gunite

Shotcrete and gunite are important terminologies associated with the domain of civil construction. Shotcreting or guniting are techniques or processes that have proven to be of immense benefit in diverse subdomains of construction such as slope protection or stabilisation, pools, tunnels, fluid tanks, concrete repair works and many more. Many of us, including this author, … Continue reading

IQPC 5th Annual Bridges and Tunnels Middle East – 11 to 14 Nov. 2012

The 5th Annual Bridges Middle East, co-located with Tunnels Middle East, organised by IQPC, will be held from 11th to 14th November 2012 at Ritz-Carlton in Doha, Qatar. The event, regarded as one of the most important in the sector in the Middle East, provides a platform for those involved in planning, design, procurement, construction, … Continue reading