Researchers Study Cashew Waste as SCM

Researchers Study Cashew Waste as SCM

Brief  Researchers in the US and Nigeria are studying the rheology of concrete to improve experimental mix design properties. To that end, the researchers have found ways to add the shells of cashews as a supplementary cementitious material without compromising...
Autonomous Machines Gain Acceptance in Construction

Autonomous Machines Gain Acceptance in Construction

Brief  Autonomous equipment from original equipment manufacturers and retrofits of existing machines are gaining acceptance from contractors. Joe Bousquin explores what users want in this equipment: safety, efficiency and control.   Insight Construction Dive’s...
World’s First Unreinforced 3D-printed Bridge in Venice, Italy

World’s First Unreinforced 3D-printed Bridge in Venice, Italy

Brief  The structure is held together with compression, needing no steel reinforcement or mortar.A first-of-its-kind 3D-printed concrete bridge has been unveiled in Venice, Italy. The bridge is a demonstration of a new 3D printing method resulting in a structure...