civil engineering

  • World-first forensic tool for fire-damaged concrete structure

    How do we know when to fix or rebuild a concrete structure after a fire? A new forensic technique...

    When concrete is exposed to intense fire, materials in the concrete can decompose, leading to a deterioration of stre...

    Engineering November 16, 2021
  • A new way of building

    Tech informed by AI has been slow to reach construction sites, but that’s about to change.

    Imagine a construction site, shrouded by the dark.Night works are underway to create an underpass through a busy ...

    AI July 2, 2021
  • Soon, skyscrapers could be made of wood

    A simple way to make wood stronger than steel.

    Wood has been employed as a building material for thousands of years, but in today’s world of office towers and massi...

    Chemistry February 7, 2018
  • Concrete buildings that heal themselves

    Bacteria spores are part of a new concrete mix. Viviane Richter reports.

    Workers apply self-healing repair mortar in an underground parking garage. The mortar is mixed with bacterial spores ...

    Technology June 1, 2015
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