The $5.2-billion expansion of the Panama Canal recently reached an important milestone with the completion of dredging efforts on the famed Culebra Cut.
In five years, more than 3.2 million cubic meters of material have been removed from the 14-kilometer-long cut, increasing its width to 280 m and deepening the navigation passage an additional 1.2 m.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.
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