construction

  • 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 concrete solution to carbon capture

    Recycled concrete promises to reduce carbon emissions.

    A newly developed concrete – made from recycled construction waste and industrial exhaust gases – could reduce constr...

    Engineering October 8, 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
  • Building (glass) bridges

    And hopefully not breaking them down.

    When we consider glass, we often think of its fragility – so the idea of walking across glass bridges is, for many of...

    Australia June 21, 2021
  • Building a picture of bamboo’s strengths

    Looking at thermal properties and structural potential.

    A team of architects and engineers has mapped the way heat flows across the cell walls of bamboo, providing a clearer...

    Physics November 14, 2019
  • 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