Shaye-Lynne Dodd

Shaye-Lynne Dodd

Stud rails release pressure

Relieving Pressure on Concrete Foundation Walls with Stud Rails

A deep five-level underground concrete foundation to support a 45-storey condo that is currently being built in downtown Toronto is using an innovative method to relieve shear pressure. That is, rather than employing the traditional ‘rebar…

Carbon omissions

Re-Thinking Captured Carbon

What to do with Captured Carbon? With concrete being the second most consumed substance on earth (next to water), it is no secret that the concrete industry is one of the leading sources for carbon dioxide…

Carbon omissions

What to do with Captured Carbon?

With concrete being the second most consumed substance on earth (next to water), , it is no secret that the concrete industry is one of the leading sources for carbon dioxide emissions, creating as much as…

Heavyweight concrete

Heavyweight Concrete to Minimize Sounds and Vibrations

A number of articles have recently been published on the various applications and benefits of using light-weight concrete. Lightweight concrete is characterized by concrete whose density is lower than that of normal concrete which has a…

Concrete

Gaza Rubble Concrete – Building Our Future With Our Past

Gaza, a small self-governing Palestinian territory located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, is no stranger to war. Over the past 10 years, Gaza has experienced three conflicts that had left the territory in…

Oroville Dam

More Than 100,000 Residents Evacuation Due to Spillway

Early last week it was reported that massive sections of corroded concrete led to the closure of the Oroville, California dam. Unfortunately, millions of gallons of rushing water have continued to pound against the Lake Oroville…

America’s First Vertical Evacuation Shelter

Seismologists are predicting a one-in-three probability of a catastrophic earthquake with a very high likelihood for a subsequent tsunami to hit the coast of the Pacific Northwest within the next 50 years. With the majority of…

Have no Fear – EMP-Proof Concrete is Here

Have you ever had the fear that we are under the threat of an EMP attack that will knock out all electronics – spiralling the world into apocalyptic chaos? Well, thanks to the work of University…

Smog-Eating Concrete to Battle Air-borne Pollution

Around the globe one of the biggest collective concerns is that of pollution. With the heat on them due to the increased amounts of CO2 entering the air from production facilities and energy sourcing, engineers are…

Floating Concrete – A Revolutionary Feat

An abandoned pier that was erected in the early 1950’s known as Pier 57, is about to go through a $350 million renovation. Located in Manhattan, this pier is expected to be occupied by new offices…

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