Learning lessons from the much-delayed, 23-kilometer first phase of a Tel Aviv regional light-rail system, Israeli transportation officials have issued new engineering and project management tenders for the next two lines, with construction investment estimated at $8 million.
In recent years, Israel has made a name for itself as a high-tech power house. Thousands of start-up companies have been established, and major international firms have flocked to Israel's growing tech sector to set up local research centers.
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.