Recently,Guangdong Engineering Exploration & Design Association announced the winnerlist of its Science and Technology Award. The GZDI-led project Research andApplication of Key Technologies for Building Foundation in Karst Area ofGuangdong Province won the only Special Outstanding Prize.
Ledby GZDI and involving another 12 design institutes of the province, the projectlasted more than a decade and saw breakthroughs in key engineering technologiesfor karst areas, based on which a complete system of technological theory andapplication were established to address obstacles in key technologies for buildingfoundation in karst areas. The project has seen a series of researchachievements, including 21 papers (3 SCI-indexed, 9 EI-indexed, and 4 publishedin core journals), 1 monograph; 13 invention patents, 4 utility model patents;1 construction method of provincial level; 1 industrial standard, and 3provincial standards. These achievements have been successfully applied tomajor projects in karst areas, especially super high-rise and ultra-long spanbuildings, achieving better social and economic results in construction safety,cost and time efficiency and showing great value for scaling up. As evaluatedby the expert panel, theproject results are up to the leading internationalstandard as a whole.