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US Air Force Engineers Invent ‘Rapid-setting’ Cement Patch

US Air Force Engineers Invent ‘Rapid-setting’ Cement Patch

Patent examiners granted the U.S. Air Force a 20-year utility patent for a strong, quick-setting concrete using fly ash on Tuesday. Newly minted U.S. Patent 10,800,703 lists Jeffery Eichler, Kara Griffith, Derek Lovingood, and Michael Henley as the inventors of the...

Edinburgh Approves Three-year Digital Smart City Strategy

Edinburgh Approves Three-year Digital Smart City Strategy

The strategy, which has been unanimously approved, sets out principles for how the council’s future technology services should be designed, sourced and delivered. The City of Edinburgh Council has adopted a new three-year digital strategy to progress its ambitions for...

Construction 3D Printing in Japan Blends Wet and Dry Spraying

Construction 3D Printing in Japan Blends Wet and Dry Spraying

Researchers in Japan are taking a common-sense approach to integrating 3D printing into their construction industry. Most companies that focus on 3D printed civil engineering structures do one of two things: they either build a giant 3D printer in a warehouse that...

Foster + Partners Packs Greenery-Filled Terraces into Triangular Tower

Foster + Partners Packs Greenery-Filled Terraces into Triangular Tower

Construction has begun on a new mixed-use office tower by Foster + Partners that will catch the eye with an unusual triangular shape.The building will also integrate greenery in the form of multiple terraces and a public garden area. Named Avenida Cordoba 120 due to...

Bay Tree Tiny House is Made for Weekends at the Beach

Bay Tree Tiny House is Made for Weekends at the Beach

Though pictured here in a drab industrial unit, the Bay Tree Tiny House will be situated on an isolated New Zealand beach with spectacular scenery. In response, Build Tiny created a light and airy beach house on wheels with glazing situated to maximize the view and an...

New Bio-Inspired Molecule Helps Concrete Resist Freeze Damage

New Bio-Inspired Molecule Helps Concrete Resist Freeze Damage

Daily temperature swings can make water freeze and expand, then thaw and contract. Because concrete is porous and absorbs liquid, these changes often make its surface flake and peel. But researchers say a new process can help prevent such deterioration. “The primary...

Old Battery Street Tunnel Now Completely Filled in with Viaduct Remnants

Old Battery Street Tunnel Now Completely Filled in with Viaduct Remnants

SEATTLE -- The old Battery Street Tunnel -- what used to be one of the busiest arteries in Seattle -- is now "filled to the grates" with concrete as one of the final pieces in the years-long project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct gets checked off the list. WSDOT...