At Monash University, scientists have come up with a new design motif that has been derived from the stiff external covering of invertebrates that might help in making more damage tolerant materials for building and construction in the future.
Researchers from Monash University have discovered a new design motif derived from the rigid external covering of invertebrates that may help create more damage tolerant materials for future building and construction.
Holcim Australia and New Zealand today announced that it will construct and operate a new facility in Auckland.
The construction industry is an important source of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, accounting for approximately 8% of total global CO2 emissions, according to International Energy Agency figures.
Soltech researchers and their colleagues from JSC Research Center of Construction have demonstrated the practical utility of their previously patented method for determining at what temperature soil freezes and how much unfrozen water it contains.
Researchers at MIT have developed a novel approach for manufacturing load-bearing joints using discarded tree forks. Their innovative system combines numerical modeling, 3D printing and robotic automation to dramatically reduce complex, time-consuming machining.
Researchers investigated the vibration patterns resulting from laser-induced shock waves to identify defects in concrete structures.
One of the biggest challenges facing mankind is alleviating climate change. Currently, a team of scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has created a totally new material that is an economical, high-impact sustainable solution to handle one of the biggest contributors to climate change—concrete.
A new report, ‘Sustainable by design’, by engineering consultancy Patrick Parsons, based on research* with 100 senior executives of UK construction firms, reveals that despite the majority (85%) believing the industry is doing enough to reach net zero by 2050, there are significant barriers to achieving this target.
The sustainable and innovative wooden modular construction with its extremely short construction time aided the decision to build 32 wooden schools by 2025 in Berlin. First 6 schools have been successfully built and new schools are under construction by The Senate Department for Urban Development & Housing. Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL beams are used for offsite production.
Researchers from the Washington State University (WSU) have developed a nanomaterials-engineered penetrating sealer that can better guard concrete from moisture and salt, which are two of the most damaging factors in crumbling concrete set up in northern states.
As far as warm climate countries are concerned, air conditioning already accounts for a significant portion of the total energy consumption. It is not just considered as a burden to the environment, but also as a financial hit to the pocket. This problem urged architect and researcher Marwa Dabaieh to come up with an eco-cooling system.
Technologies forming part of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ can improve the economic and environmental sustainability of an industry that contributes around 11% of all global carbon emissions, a new study shows.
A practical strategy for enhancing sustainability in buildings is using less material in floors, as it can decrease the environmental footprint of the structure.
High performance shaking tables and deep soil pit will cut financial and environmental costs whilst ensuring resilience of high-value infrastructure