True vision: The future of construction and engineering
Reddy Kancharla obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University at Lubbock. He also has over 25 years of experience in projects involving civil construction, geotechnical consultation, construction QA/QC, including ten years of senior management experience.
Reddy Kancharla’s extensive knowledge of engineering theories and principles and substantial experience in developing quality systems per various codes and standards has allowed him to handle various complexities involved in the design and construction of commercial and residential buildings, bridge and roadway structures, earth retaining structures, and shallow and deep foundations.
In recent years, Reddy Kancharla has even started a series of blogs where he shares what he knows and what fascinates him about his job. For today’s blog, he shares one of his favorite topics – a glimpse of what humanity can achieve if they truly allot the time and resources to construction and engineering.
The first example that Reddy Kancharla gives is the World Islands of Dubai in the Middle East. This project, also known as “The World,” is a jaw-dropping megaproject whose development has been on and off for 20 years. The main plan is to create 300 small islands in shapes that resemble countries, and from a drone’s view above, the World Islands of Dubai looks like the map of the world.
Another example of what people can achieve in the realm of construction and engineering is the extremely ambitious Japan-Korea Undersea Tunnel, which is still awaiting construction. To say that this 79-mile tunnel that stretches from Karatsu, Japan, all the way to Busan, South Korea, is a huge undertaking that will far surpass most, if not all of the world’s undersea tunnels is the understatement of the century.
Another visionary project that has Reddy Kancharla intrigued is the proposed Shimizu Megacity Pyramid that will be constructed along Tokyo Bay. This project is nothing short of what people see in science fiction films or even futuristic Japanese cartoons. The plan for the Megacity Pyramid is to house dozens of smaller pyramids. The scope of the project itself is mind-blowing as it stands a staggering 14 times taller than the Pyramids of Giza. It is a city on its own with residential units and commercial spaces such as offices and stores available for sale and rent.