ENR’s annual photo contest brings attention to inspiring construction photographs and the workers and projects they depict. But the contest is also designed to show appreciation for the people who take their cameras onto jobsites, often under difficult conditions, and capture great images. The construction industry simply wouldn’t have these pictures otherwise.
So we thank photographers like Veronica Romitelli, who slogged through the mud of a cold riverbank in Germany from pre-dawn into the night to capture the moment a 1.2 kilometer-long section of pipeline was dragged up into the air from beneath the Elbe River, completing Europe’s longest and largest-diameter pipeline crossing.
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.