All Foundations Articles

Infrastructure’s technology testbeds
Mark Sugden of Withers & Rogers looks at why so many construction innovations are first tested on mega projects
Bauer uses lift cell method for city development
Engineering specialist completes piling work on the Postbyen project in Copenhagen, Denmark 
Digital positioning speeds up hospital build
Engineering specialist Züblin completes piling works at Austrian hospital four weeks early with Leibherr’s LIPOS position system
Foundations: The ups and downs of construction
Foundation drilling has become a more exact science in recent years. Construction Europe looks at the latest innovations currently making an impact on European construction sites
Foundations: Ground breaking
Foundation works explored, from large-scale projects to digitally-driven precision operations
Vinci takes Paris rail project
French rail company SNCF Réseau awards Vinci Construction contract to build new La Défense station in Paris, plus adjacent tunnels
Radio remote control adopted for foundation rig safety
Soilmec and Bachy Soletanche have worked together to improve safety when loading and unloading large piling rigs with the introduction of radio remote control
Skansa signs contract for science facility
Swedish contractor will split €128 million second phase of Lund project with its UK company
Boskalis bags energy contracts
Dutch company in three projects for northwest Europe with combined value of €110 million.
Trevi freezing in Rome
Experiments are carried out to freeze soil to allow further metro tunnelling.
Baltic JV for Hochtief and DEME
Baltic wind farm will be German/Belgian collaboration
Piling project extends container terminal
Danish contractor Per Aarsleff is installing its largest ever combination steel pile retaining wall to extend the Port of Muuga container terminal, located 17 km east of Estonia's capital, Tallinn.
Polish stadium's foundations take shape
The piling contract for Poland's new national stadium in Warsaw, being built for the 2012 European football championships, has been completed ahead of schedule.
Mysterious collapse of Cologne's archive building
The underground excavations for the new section of Cologne's light railway have come under the spotlight following the collapse of the city's archive building, which killed two people earlier this month.
High rise foundations
A 98 tonne Bauer BG 28 piling rig has been lifted to a height of 22 m by a telescopic crane into a former high-rise Second World War bunker in the Ruhr District city of Bochum, Germany.
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