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Research Tackles Scour-induced Bridge Failure

Centrifuge testing has been undertaken to tackle one of the main causes of bridge failure in what University of Cambridge believes is the first programme of its kind. The first-ever centrifuge test programme aimed to show how sensitive bridges are to scour and has...

How Computational Design, Modeling are Changing Engineering

Visual scripting tools empower engineers by leveraging the power of coding and computational design to automate tasks and optimize data. The building design and engineering industries are changing. Tools like Grasshopper for Rhino and Dynamo for Revit make it easier...

Tiny Sheds, Big Ideas: The Amazing Designs of 2020’s Shed of the Year

The finalists for the 2020 Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition have been announced. A record 27 sheds have made the cut, with highlights including a greenery-covered retreat, a tiny classroom used to provide online schooling, and a backyard bar complete with hot...

Dilapidated Czech Ruin Harbors 21st Century Surprise

After being commissioned to turn an old dilapidated building into a residence, the Czech Republic's ORA briefly considered a typical restoration. However, the firm says it was "a ruin to the bone," and decided on a more radical approach instead, tearing down the...

Time to Upgrade Casinos Bridges

In Connecticut, work has begun on the rehabilitation of two bridges on Route 2A in Preston. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is overseeing activities on Bridge 02931 carrying Route 2A over Poquetanuck Cove and Bridge 02932 carrying Route 2A over...

When Concrete Learns to Pre-stress Itself

Newswise — More than ten billion tonnes of concrete are produced and used worldwide every year. This is more than all other building materials combined. By way of comparison, steel and asphalt – both of which are also used very abundantly – are each produced at around...