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Windfarm Turbine Foundation Construction

September 7, 2015
David
Overview There are 187,749 wind turbines with an average generating capacity of greater than or equal to 1,700kW each in one hundred and one countries (mid 2014). The average size of wind turbines is increasing and this places greater demand...
Internationalisation

Construction Translation Overview for 2015

September 3, 2015
David
Over recent years, new technology and changes within the construction industry have led to changes in the way construction and engineering documents are translated. Over the coming years, this trend is expected to continue. This document aims to look at...
Nuclear power plants

Nuclear Decommissioning

September 3, 2015
David
Nuclear Decommissioning   Decommissioning of nuclear facilities requires strict protocols to ensure that all sources of ionizing radiation are safely disposed of. Each country has a regulator with ultimate responsibility for the management of the decommissioning process. External contractors are...
Stamps, seals and chops

What is the difference between seals, stamps and chops?

September 3, 2015
David
Stamps, Seals and Chops Stamps, seals and chops The term ‘seal’ can refer to a device used to make an impression in wax or paper, as well as the actual impression itself. ‘Stamp’ refers to a rubber stamp, a device...
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Are Interior Design Companies Hired by Software Companies?

September 3, 2015
David
This is a reasonable question when you consider the virtual environments that have been created by software game design companies. I see it in my own household where the kids play on-line games and create virtual living spaces, it is...
CGR Rebar

CGR Rebar – New Corrosion Protection Process

September 3, 2015
David
CGR Rebar – New Corrosion Protection Process Reinforcing steel is used throughout the world in concrete structures of every kind. The steel often has a patterned surface to enhance the bonding with the surrounding concrete. Due to the nature of the...
Wood Fibre

Biomass Renewable Energy

May 7, 2015
David
The biomass renewable energy sector has certain advantages over other renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy. Biomass does not suffer from the intermittent flow of power due to night time or windless conditions. This article will discuss...
Tunnel construction in China

Tunnel Construction

May 7, 2015
David
Tunnel Construction Tunnel construction projects present a very specific set of challenges, namely working in a very confined space with the risk of collapse. The map shown below identifies by country all large scale tunnel construction that has taken place...
A copy of a Swiss town in China

Architecture and Copyright in China

March 7, 2015
David
Architecture and Copyright in China In recent years, there have been several stories in the media concerning large-scale Chinese architectural imitations, and copyright in China in general. A replica of the picturesque Alpine village of Hallstatt in Austria (a UNESCO...
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Hotel Sector – Future Growth Trends

February 10, 2015
David
Hotel Sector – Future Growth Trends The hotel sector is experiencing a rapid expansion which is forecast to continue for the coming decade. According to a PWC report (Growth beds in UK hotels forecast 2015) at the end of June...