Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Tallest Bridge

There are so many Guinness records for the tallest entities  such as tallest man,tallest woman,tallest building etc.

when it comes to bridges which one will line up with the tallest tag? 

The world tallest  Bridge is 'Millau Viaduct' which is a part of the A75 road that links the Paris with Barcelona, France.

The bridge is 343 meters high and its highest point is more higher than the Eiffel Tower as well.

The total Cost of the project was AUD $ 525 million.

This project has the most highest bridge piers in the world. Above picture shows the constriction of such a pier.

This cable stay bridge has a total length of 2.5km and it crosses the Tarn River.

At a time, when I was having  my doubts of my choice of undergraduate studies in the uni, my lost interest triggered back with double power, after seen a presentation of a bridge construction similar to above. Still I can still feel the same and runs it in my veins when I am going through above pictures...........

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

what's happening in UOM?

This year (2010),the field selections of University of Moratuwa (UOM), SL, have depicted a different trend from its past consistent behavioral pattern. Even though, when considering the whole picture, it cannot be catogorised as a radical change, still it is a very significant change in view of Civil Engineering aspects. It shows that, the modern demand pattern in engineering professional market is slowly but steadily, influencing to more and more bottom levels of the engineering professional’s hierarchy. i.e engineering students.
According to the graph more than 40 students who may have qualified to study Electrical engineering had preferred to study Civil engineering as their choice. Among them nearly 12 students have a better GPA than the lowest GPA student in the Electronic Engineering. Further almost all 40 students have a better GPA than the lowest GPA student in computer science.

This trend is highly welcome to the field of civil engineering where present turbulent market is demanding more and more highly skilled, innovative thinkers to address modern civil engineering dilemmas in environmental, structural and project management issues.

note:purple line: electronic
Green line : computer science
Brown line : civil
Red line : electrical