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Peri Offers Digital Concrete Sensor

Peri Offers Digital Concrete Sensor

Peri says that the hand-held Sono WZ device is one of the first sensors in the construction industry to measure the water to cement ratio in fresh concrete mixes, to check the quality before placement. It can take a series of water to cement ratio measurements in just...

A Good, Hard Look at Pre-Stressed Concrete

A Good, Hard Look at Pre-Stressed Concrete

From the looks of the average driveway or sidewalk, it may seem as though concrete is just destined to crack. But if concrete is so prone to cracking, how are we able to use it in so many high-stress applications like bridges and skyscrapers? This question came about...

VIDEO; First “Market-ready” 3D Printed Residential Building

VIDEO; First “Market-ready” 3D Printed Residential Building

Germany-based construction company PERI Group is in the process of erecting the country’s first “market-ready” additive manufactured residential building. PERI’s two-storey house, located in Beckum, North Rhine-Westphalia, is being built using Danish...

UConn Team Earns Grant to Further Research Crumbling Foundation Problem

UConn Team Earns Grant to Further Research Crumbling Foundation Problem

olutions for Connecticut’s ongoing crumbling foundation crisis will continue to be explored by UConn, thanks to federal funding secured by Connecticut’s Congressional delegation. Last year, the Connecticut delegation worked to secure $1.5 million of funding for the...

BIM Starts Work on World’s Longest Double-decker Bridge

BIM Starts Work on World’s Longest Double-decker Bridge

BIM methodologies and technologies have been utilised to design and deliver the world’s longest double-deck bridge, saving considerable time and costs, the company behind the design of the project says. PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA), an Indonesia-based company that provides...

The Road to Greener Concrete Is Paved With Clay

The Road to Greener Concrete Is Paved With Clay

Among the myriad steps needed to clean up construction, a cement made with heated clay stands out. The Argos plant in Rioclaro, Colombia, can churn out as much as 2.3 million tons of cement a year, used to build everything from dams and bridges to skyscrapers and...

“Green” Cement Pour Vields Concrete Results

“Green” Cement Pour Vields Concrete Results

University of Sydney researchers successfully create environmentally friendly, carbon dioxide-loaded cement using waste and industrial by-products. University of Sydney researchers have successfully poured “green” cement – pavement made from a unique mix of fly ash,...

$500M Florida Sports District to Use Digital Twin Modeling

$500M Florida Sports District to Use Digital Twin Modeling

Tech company Cityzenith has announced that the planned $500 million Orlando Sports & Entertainment Smart District (OS+ED), which will be built in downtown Orlando, Florida, will use its SmartWorldPro2 Digital Twin platform as part of the project’s development....