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Civil Engineering

3 die in collapse at Yangmingtan Bridge, Harbin

Four trucks loaded with construction materials were on the ramp. Two of the injured are in critical condition in hospital. Photo: Reuters

Three people were killed and five injured yesterday when an approach ramp on the longest bridge in northern China collapsed after only nine months in operation.

Saturday, 25 August, 2012, 4:14am

Workers blamed for bridge collapse

Part of a nearly completed bridge collapsed in the northeast province of Liaoning late on Monday afternoon, and the local government said worker negligence was to blame, as construction procedures had not been properly followed.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dam building restraint urged

Deputy Environment Minister Wu Xiaoqing has urged caution amid a big dam-building frenzy on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, saying the lessons of past dam construction in China's southwest must be learned in the face of mounting environmental concerns and resettlement controversies.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Golden rewards for genuine 'liquid gold' engineers

David Wilkes is associate director of Arup and the new global president of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). A specialist in river and coastal engineering, his work covers master planning and development, and the wise management of resources.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Engineers going green

It's not difficult to see the appeal of the sustainable vision presented by global 'starchitects' Foster & Partners at a recent infrastructure conference in Hong Kong, with funky white automobiles zipping on autopilot along underground magnetic tracks around a pristine city of trees raising long green limbs and men wearing long flowing robes.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Engineering a career in public service

Hong Kong people can rest secure in the knowledge that the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) is doing its job.

For one thing, it is well equipped to prevent landslips or provide geotechnical services for infrastructure development, and geotechnical audits for government and private development projects.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Officials accused of delaying air quality objectives

Green activists have accused the government of delaying the introduction of new air quality objectives by opting for time-consuming legislation.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Activist frets as traffic builds at Qing-era bridge

Heritage officials have failed to conserve a rare Qing dynasty granite bridge in Yuen Long, leaving it defaced and carrying an increasingly heavy load of traffic in a village being transformed by redevelopment.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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