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Overpass in Brazil Collapses in World Cup Host City

July 3, 2014 - in Construction, Transportation

A highway overpass has collapsed onto vehicles in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, killing two people. The concrete and steel bridge, which was under construction, fell onto traffic on a busy highway. The front of a commuter bus was crushed…

Building a Basket in Brazil – The New Steel Structure Arena in Amazônia Came Together Efficiently

With clever use of Tekla’s BIM software, Martifer Construções improved productivity by 20% and efficiency by 30% while successfully meeting the tight…

Brazilian Football Stadium Construction Monitored from Space

May 28, 2014 - in Construction, Corporate

Airbus Defence and Space satellites have captured images, taken by the twin Pléiades satellites, of the 12 stadiums in cities across Brazil. The images…

Brazil Struggles with Inadequate Infrastructure for World Cup

June 12, 2013 - in Construction

Inadequate infrastructure, particularly in air transport, threatens football-mad Brazil’s hopes of dazzling the world with the best-organised World Cup ever 12 months from now. Organisers have been struggling to complete the construction or  renovation…