Article - 29 May 2023
The structural design of a bridge varies according to the specifications, but structural safety and stability, along with optimum cost, are of the utmost importance. All these factors result in...
Article - 15 Feb 2023
After water, concrete is the most extensively used material in the world. However, the concrete industry accounts for a significant portion of total global carbon emissions - estimated at 4-8%.
Article - 13 Jan 2023
The world’s environment is in crisis. Symptoms of this crisis include rising sea levels and more catastrophic flood events, especially in urban areas. But the human population is still growing, and...
Article - 19 Dec 2022
The majority of concrete floors are flat slabs of material that are either pre-cast or poured on-site. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of installing concrete flooring.
Article - 28 Oct 2022
Transparent wood has been gaining traction recently as an advanced functional material that could replace glass and plastic in consumer applications. According to a recent life cycle assessment study,...
Article - 28 Sep 2022
Fluid viscous dampers were first developed in the 1960s by NASA engineers, but have since found numerous civil engineering applications around the world. Viscous dampers can help protect structures...
Article - 13 Sep 2022
Construction is one of the leading industry emitters of carbon emissions. However, there are ways to reduce this footprint and offset the carbon cost of construction projects, which can lead to as...
Article - 30 Aug 2022
The primary application of biochar, a highly porous substance made from plant debris, is to improve soil. However, more recent breakthroughs have paved the way for its use as cladding material.
Article - 23 Aug 2022
A new generation of recycled, environmentally friendly building materials is now coming to the fore in response to the challenge of a growing population and increasing climate concerns, including...
Article - 9 Aug 2022
Researchers at a private university in the USA recently announced that they were developing a hemp rebar product that could replace steel rebar in construction projects.