SWE-Eurodrive GmbH & Co. KG, a German family-owned company operating in the area of drive technology, expands its plant until 2019 at Graben-Neudorf. The existing plant with a size of 110,000 m² will almost be doubled. The main components of the extension is a factory building, a combined pedestrian and media bridge as well as a road bridge.
The latest version of RFEM 5 offers the possibility to export the surface reinforcements defined in the RF-CONCRETE Surfaces add-on module as reinforcement objects to Revit by using the direct interface. In RF-CONCRETE Surfaces, surface, rectangle, polygonal and circular reinforcement areas can be selected as an option. In addition to bar reinforcement, it is also possible to export mesh reinforcement.
The new bridge replaces the existing Hervester Bridge No. 423, which was classified as dilapidated. After the assembly at the bank, it was pushed over the Wesel-Datteln Canal step by step. A pontoon boat was used here to move the structure to the other bank.
RFEM 5 has been tested and accepted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for use on Department projects as a general purpose structural analysis software program.
Dlubal Software offers on its website a free service for a quick determination of snow load, wind and earthquake zones according to European and Swiss standards. The user just has to click on the corresponding map and gets:
- For snow: snow load zone, characteristic value of snow load sk
- For wind: wind zone, basic velocity pressure qb
- For earthquakes: earthquake zone, reference value of the maximum ground acceleration agR, subsoil class (for Germany)
The look-out tower with a height of over 40 m is located in Ebrach (Upper Franconia), in the heart of the Steigerwald. The Steigerwald is after the Spessart the second largest deciduous forest area in Bavaria. 300-year-old beeches, amongst the oldest in Germany, soar into the sky with more than 40 metres.
The wildlife crossing AM2 has been built with a construction method for concrete shell structures called Pneumatic Forming of Hardened Concrete (PFHC). This new method has been developed by the university TU Wien.
The new awning for the filling station of GULFIN Cameroun in Douala, an oil company, is a particular structure with eccentric columns and non-symmetric...
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