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The Civil division is a group for members engaged in the design, construction and maintenance of the built environment, providing CPD and networking events for engineers.

 

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Interstate 90 Connector Tunnel ceiling collapse

Sean Brady highlights potential similarities between the 2012 Sasago road tunnel collapse in Japan and the catastrophic failure of part of Boston’s I-90 Connector Tunnel in 2006.

Before & After: The restoration of European heritage award winner – 18 Ormond Quay

Formerly in need of major structural consolidation and conservation of historic fabric, Dublin Civic Trust engaged in wholesale refurbishment of this designated protected structure as a beacon of best conservation practice and reuse. The most challenging and transformative building project it has embarked on, the trust received Europe's most prestigious award for built heritage conservation, the European Heritage Award/Europa Nostra Award 2021. 

The 30-year failure cycle

Could the 30-year failure cycle evident in specific bridge failures be coincidence or something more? Sean Brady looks at the technical and human aspects of this unfortunate trend.

Engineers uncover the mysteries of the Pyramids and secrets of the dead

No artificial structures on Earth have more mystery surrounding them than the Great Pyramids of Giza. Not much is known about what lies inside these towering structures. Simple questions like exactly how they were built, and even why, continue to remain a source of debate among researchers. However, technology is finally on its way to uncovering some of the secrets of the dead within. What will they have to say?

New AI tool calculates materials’ stress and strain based on photos

The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.

Embodied carbon in masonry construction versus timber frame construction in housing

Building designers can have a large impact on reducing upfront emissions of a building by undertaking 'whole life' carbon thinking at an early design stage. With the introduction of the new climate action bill it is time for our industry to play its part in achieving our national climate goals, writes Chartered Engineer Jeremy Walsh.

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