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Cloud-based, Real-Time Pavement Rating Tool Tested

Cloud-based, Real-Time Pavement Rating Tool Tested

Brief  Detroit is testing Tactile Mobility's Tactile Software Processor -- a cloud-based technology that provides real-time updates on the condition of road pavement. The system uses a combination of signal processing, microphysical experiments and machine learning to...

Curb Paver Powered by Electricity

Curb Paver Powered by Electricity

Brief  Gomaco has replaced diesel power with a 48-volt battery pack in its CC-1200 Curb Cadet to create its electric curb and gutter slipform paver. The CC-1200e made its debut at World of Concrete 2022 in Las Vegas but continues to undergo real-world testing of its...

A Primer on GPR in Concrete

A Primer on GPR in Concrete

Brief  Ground-penetrating radar is a useful tool for detecting embedded structures in concrete and for estimating wrap thickness, but the data it yields can be difficult to understand, writes Ibtisam Abbasi. Researchers have found ground penetrating radar can detect...

World’s Smallest Park Returns to New Naito Parkway

World’s Smallest Park Returns to New Naito Parkway

Brief  Though it was closed and demolished last year during road construction along Naito Parkway, the world’s smallest park is now back along Portland’s waterfront.   Insight The new and improved Mill Ends Park includes a miniature park sign, a few tufts of...

A Stunning Energy-efficient Single-Family Home

A Stunning Energy-efficient Single-Family Home

Brief  Giuseppe Gurrieri Studio has recently finished a stunning energy-efficient single-family home inspired by architecture trends from the 1930s that balances on 12 slim pillars, raising the house up and over a dramatic rocky landscape.   Insight Italian...

Six-berth Tiny House can Lose the Wheels for Permanent Small Living

Six-berth Tiny House can Lose the Wheels for Permanent Small Living

Brief  The Kererū Tiny House is based on a detachable trailer, allowing its owners to permanently install it with relative ease. Though compact, its interior can actually sleep up to six – as long as a couple of guests don't mind roughing it on a sofa bed.  ...

5 Stunning Exterior Building Designs In Concrete Wall

5 Stunning Exterior Building Designs In Concrete Wall

Brief  There are many advantages of using concrete for a building wall such as durability, noise control, fire resistance, energy efficiency, and much more. It is also a perfect building for those who live in storm-prone coastal areas.   Insight   1. Minami...

3D-printed 3-bedroom Home’s Exterior was Made in 12 Hours

3D-printed 3-bedroom Home’s Exterior was Made in 12 Hours

Brief  Habitat for Humanity is using 3D-printing technology to speed up the home-building process for families in need of affordable housing. The international nonprofit and a list of advanced home construction partners are swiftly printing exterior walls with liquid...

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