Armando Rito, Civil Engineering Excellence Awardee 2014

Engenheiro Armando Rito, The PhD in Civil Engineering received from the President of the World Council of Civil Engineers, Mr. Tomás Sancho, the Excellence Award for Civil Engineering of the World Council of Civil Engineers, Civil Engineering National 2014 in recognition of his dense and fruitful career marked by perseverance, hard work, efficiency and entrepreneurship, what has been a very prominent figure in structural design.

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On this day – Oct 10, 1913 – construction ends on the Panama Canal

 

President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.

The Panama Canal is an 77.1-kilometre (48 mi) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade.

One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, the Panama Canal shortcut made it possible for ships to travel between the Atlanticand Pacific Oceans in half the time previously required.

For more information on the Panama Canal, follow this link