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July 7, 2016 — Engineers have documented a new approach for monitoring the structural health of roads, bridges and other structures. The method applies a noninvasive medical imaging technique to a carbon ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Scientists used high-speed photography and digital image analysis to observe both the events that cause cracks and the speed with which the cracks ... read more

LED Technology Used in Indonesia to Monitor Safety at Construction Sites

June 17, 2016 — A safety monitoring method called On-Site Visualization has been implemented in metro system construction sites in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) ... read more

Non-Invasive Analysis of Damages to Materials Based on Advanced Signal Processing Techniques

June 2, 2016 — Researchers have developed a non-invasive means of determining the general state-of-repair of all kinds of materials in real time, which will help avoid potential safety ... read more

Seismic Response of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Coupled Walls

May 6, 2016 — Use of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete in construction will allow for the use of less and simpler steel reinforcement while maintaining good structural behavior and potentially reducing the amount of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Normally, it takes weeks to repair the cracking or spalling of columns on just one bridge damaged in an earthquake. Now a team of researchers has developed a new process of fixing damaged bridge ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — London's first timber skyscraper could be a step closer to reality this week after researchers presented Mayor of London Boris Johnson with conceptual plans for an 80-storey, 300m high wooden ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Scientists study the most efficient way to conserve energy in hot and cold ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — When it comes to indoor lighting, nothing beats the sun's rays streaming in through windows. Soon, that natural light could be shining through walls, too. Scientists have developed transparent ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Research shows that utilizing recycled rubber derived from scrap vehicle tires can significantly contribute to the development of semi-lightweight and lightweight ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — Researchers have proposed a novel ocean-current turbine design. Fossil fuels propelled the Industrial Revolution and subsequent technological advances. However, our future cannot be based on them, if ... read more

Earthquake Research in New Zealand on Damaged Buildings

Mar. 1, 2016 — In 2010 and 2011, the Canterbury region of New Zealand experienced an extended sequence of earthquakes, with the two most prominent events occurring on September 4, 2010 (Darfield earthquake, MW 7.1) ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — A new study demonstrates a way to adapt the so-called Trombe wall -- a passive solar building design from the 19th century -- to not only heat but also cool buildings, while drastically reduce ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — Bridges, tunnels and roads: Concrete is the main component of our infrastructure. And when the structural elements need to be repaired, it often leads to long traffic jams. Smart materials might be ... read more

Why Not Recycled Concrete?

Feb. 8, 2016 — From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can’t we recycle concrete from our ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — In the one-dimensional (1-D), various exotic phenomena are predicted that are totally different from those in the 3-D world in which we live. One of the reasons of this is that particles cannot pass ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have developed the first known statistical theory for the toughness of polycrystalline graphene, which is made with chemical vapor deposition, and found that it is indeed strong, but more ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — By changing the microstructure in magnesium alloys, researchers have succeeded in improving possibilities for the transport sector to use these materials to decrease the weight of ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Offshore wind farms generate energy from the raw winds out at sea. But the salty air causes them to rust. For such plants to be profitable, they have to re- main in service for at least 25 years – ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Computer modeling technologies are being developed to help engineers design better machines. The models are being applied to wind turbines, artificial hearts and gas ... read more

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