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New Method Can Spot Failing Infrastructure from Space

July 9, 2019

We rely on bridges to connect us to other places, and we trust that they’re safe. While many…
Dubai Has Mandated All Buildings Must Be 25% 3D Printed By 2025

September 7, 2018

3D printing allows for quickly creating things ranging from wheelchair ramps to artificial limbs. However, if a goal…
Keeping Buildings Functioning After Natural Hazards, Steps Detailed by NIST

August 22, 2018

After an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other natural hazard, it’s considered a win if no one gets hurt…
Researchers Are Creating Buildings That Won’t Collapse Under the Force of Major Earthquakes

April 10, 2018

Earthquakes are among the world’s deadliest events, and one of the reasons they cause so much destruction is…
DTU wants to know more about building in extreme climates

March 7, 2018

Greater knowledge of Arctic housing construction is necessary if we are to become better at building homes under…
Chinese Nuclear Plant Welding Defects Were Known

December 21, 2017

Construction at China’s Taishan Nuclear Power Plant has derailed due to a faulty deaerator. Even though the boiler…
Civil engineering society issues first-ever tsunami-safe building standards

September 29, 2016

When the next huge tsunami strikes the western United States, people in and around some newly built coastal…
MX3D to Build Amsterdam’s First 3D-Printed Water Bridge

June 16, 2015

The research and development company MX3D, which specializes in cutting-edge robotic 3D printing technology, has announced its plans…
Turning Dry Milk and Rice Husks into Homes

June 1, 2015

A team of students from the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering recently won two awards at an…
Satellites make a load of difference to bridge safety

May 19, 2015

When extreme weather comes our way, realtime information from space can help us to decide if closing a…
Wood-derived foam materials

April 29, 2015

Since most foam materials are made of petrochemical plastics, they aren’t very climate-friendly. But now an alternative is…
Magnifying vibrations in bridges and buildings

April 23, 2015

To the naked eye, buildings and bridges appear fixed in place, unmoved by forces like wind and rain.…
Self-Powered Sensors that Communicate Could Warn Of Bridge, Building Defects

March 19, 2015

Imagine a bridge or a dam that could sense a structural defect before it happens, diagnose what the…
BIRDS Is for Sustainability: New NIST Tool for Evaluating Building Performance, Trade-offs

October 8, 2014

Designing a building that simply meets local code requirements is not necessarily the optimal way to do it…
Risk modeling for bridges simulates multihazard scenarios

February 12, 2014

Flood and earthquake. Either one of these natural hazards, if severe enough, can topple a highway bridge. Accordingly,…
Building ‘belt’ offers cheap, quick repair of earthquake damage

January 14, 2014

Four years after the January 2010 earthquake, 145,000 people still remain homeless in Haiti. A cheap and simple…
Street smarts: Monitors watch for road, bridge defects

October 23, 2013

As the state of Michigan looks to improve its infrastructure – roads and bridges – a team of…
Simulations aiding study of earthquake dampers for structures

August 7, 2013

Researchers have demonstrated the reliability and efficiency of “real-time hybrid simulation” for testing a type of powerful damping…
Man-Made Quakes Could Lead to Safer, Sturdier Buildings

August 1, 2013

Earthquakes never occur when you need one, so a team led by Johns Hopkins structural engineers is shaking…
Micro-capsules and bacteria to be used in self-healing concrete

June 5, 2013

A new research project involving researchers from Bath aims to develop novel self-healing concrete that uses an inbuilt…
User awareness key to effective energy monitoring

May 28, 2013

A new project makes the user interface for intelligent buildings monitor energy supply and consumption more easily accessible…
Digital tower-makers

April 25, 2013

ETH-Zurich researchers at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore are studying how the rapid population boom in Asia’s…
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