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    How to build an offshore wind farm

    There’s a lot of work involved in building a new wind farm, but it’s no longer sailing in unchart...

    Energy company Nexsphere has announced it’s planning to build an offshore wind farm in Bass Strait, off the northeast...

    Energy December 16, 2021
  • 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...

    Features 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
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