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The Top 9 Longest Tunnels in the World

The Top 9 Longest Tunnels in the World

Tunnels are some of the greatest engineering feats humanity has ever undertaken. We (humankind) have, in fact, been digging them for millennia.[rml_read_more] »

3 reasons why the construction of the Empire State Building is special

3 reasons why the construction of the Empire State Building is special

The Empire State Building is a 102-story  Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931, the building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. Its name is derived from “Empire State”, the nickname of New York, which is of unknown origin. Here are... »

10 big projects that will reshape Africa forever

10 big projects that will reshape Africa forever

Work is currently underway on some of the largest construction projects ever completed in Africa as the continent builds key infrastructure to support its fast growing population. Below is a list of the top 10 major infrastructure projects in Africa: 1. Grand Inga Dam The Grand Inga Dam, a proposed hydroelectric dam at Inga Falls on Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, tops the list of... »

Tallest buildings in every province of South Africa

Tallest buildings in every province of South Africa

The tallest building in each SA province isn’t always even a skyscraper. Outside of those hosting big metros, SA’s provinces are still a long way from gleaming skyscrapers. The tallest buildings in each SA province range from a 16 floor Post Office to Africa’s tallest skyscraper. 45 years later, Gauteng’s Carlton Centre is still not only the tallest building in SA but Afric... »

11 Civil Engineering Projects That Might Define the Future

11 Civil Engineering Projects That Might Define the Future

Civil engineering has, since time immemorial, pushed the envelope of current thinking and technological know-how of the time. This hasn’t changed today, but the rate of change and demand for the development of ever more sophisticated, new and emerging technology has.[rml_read_more] The following 11 projects are great examples of this and some of them might even become the de facto standard o... »