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Task 1 And 3 Combined

Decent Essays
Assignment 1 –

Construction in Civil Engineering

Alex Dale

Task 1 + 3 – Describe and compare fundamental techniques, processes, plant and materials used in groundworks, foundations and substructures.
Millau Viaduct
Millau Viaduct is the tallest bridge in the world, located in Southern France. The bridge reaches the height of 343 meters and weighs in a 36,000 tonnes. The bridge was designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster. The bridge opened in 2004 on 16th December after costing around €400 million.
The Construction of the Millau came in three parts: the concrete, the steel and then the final construction. The Viaduct used many different specialties in the field of civil
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This will help the bridge to sustain its good condition, and not fail, prolonging its life.
Plants
In order to construct the bridge, machinery like cranes etc. would have been used to produce the foundations, piers and the bridge in general. To construct the seven foundations, plants would have been used to produce different parts of the project e.g. foundations, piers, deck etc. For the foundation, an excavator and a dumper truck would have
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