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Vincent Callebaut Promotes Benefits of Timber with Green Development

Vincent Callebaut Promotes Benefits of Timber with Green Development

Brief Vincent Callebaut has unveiled a proposal for a new mixed-use residential development made primarily from timber. Named Archiborescence, it would include lots of greenery and boast sustainability features like solar and wind power.   Insight Following news...

Geotextile foundation : A ‘Ground-breaking’ Solution to Quake Impact

Geotextile foundation : A ‘Ground-breaking’ Solution to Quake Impact

Brief  Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney have developed a system that protects buildings from surface fault ruptures by disconnecting piles with an interposed layer of soil that is reinforced with geotextiles. "The geotextiles embedded in the...

Scientists Create Bendable Concrete Containing CO2 to Lower Emissions

Scientists Create Bendable Concrete Containing CO2 to Lower Emissions

Brief  Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing bendable concrete that is strong and earthquake-resistant. The researchers inject carbon dioxide into the concrete, which contains a new composite that reacts with CO2 to form minerals in the mixture....

Culvert Ops: Balfour Beatty Rethinks  Hydraulic Flow on Texas Expressway

Culvert Ops: Balfour Beatty Rethinks Hydraulic Flow on Texas Expressway

Brief  A recent expansion of a tolled expressway in Austin, Texas, called for a precast arch culvert bridge system that could better convey hydraulic flows for all new lanes. The design allowed crews to avoid schedule delays and the cost of relocating utilities....

Alternative Concrete Mix Saves Carbon at Canada Water

Alternative Concrete Mix Saves Carbon at Canada Water

Brief British Land used Keltbray's Earth Friendly Concrete, which relies on blast furnace slag and fly ash, for a project in London. Engineers estimate that converting the piling mix helped reduce embodied carbon by 240 metric tons, or 45%.   Insight Keltbray...