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Using fungi to fix bridges

Binghamton University researchers have been working on a self-healing concrete that uses a specific type of fungi as a healing agent.

Three-alarm fire destroys wood-framed apartment building under construction

More than 100 firefighters from the Denver Fire Department responded to a blaze at an apartment construction site a mile from the Colorado State Capitol building, raising questions, yet again, according to the Build with Strength coalition, about the use of combustible materials in mid-rise residential housing projects.

Purdue researchers to use concrete infused with wood nanocrystals in California bridge

Purdue University researchers studying whether concrete is made stronger by infusing it with microscopic-sized nanocrystals from wood are moving from the laboratory to the real world with a bridge that will be built in California this spring.

Report: Christchurch shifts from concrete to steel in post-earthquake rebuild

A University at Buffalo engineering professor co-authored a report with potential significant impacts on how modern cities may be reconstructed following earthquakes. “Reconstructing Christchurch: A Seismic Shift in Building Structural System” is a 170-page report that details the reconstruction of Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, following the 2010-11 earthquake series that shut down the city’s central business district for years.

ACI expands mission to focus on global standards adoption

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced that its mission has been expanded to reflect its proactive approach to advocating the global adoption of ACI standards.

DFW Airport receives $52 million for runway rehab

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport will rebuild and install new technology on one of its busiest runways thanks in large part to federal grant funds. DFW Airport has received two grants for airfield improvement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) totaling over $52 million.

Constructing buildings with reusable components

The Institute for Civil Engineering and Environment (INCEEN) at the University of Luxembourg have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Suisse Federal Laboratories of Materials Science and Technology (Empa) of the domain of ETH Zürich to collaborate on research on energy efficiency in the construction sector.

GSSI offers handheld GPR concrete inspection system

GSSI’s Palm XT is a miniaturized ground penetrating radar (GPR) antenna that is designed to enhance the capabilities of the StructureScan Mini XT all-in-one GPR concrete inspection system.

IDS GeoRadar GPR improves safety before cutting into concrete structures

IDS GeoRadar launched C-thrue, a radar-based technology solution specifically developed to support construction and service companies as well as civil and structural engineers to locate rebars, voids, post-tension cables, cavities, conduits and any other objects buried in the structure before cutting or drilling into the concrete.
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