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Students Use Concrete 3D Printer to Build Concrete Pavilion

Concrete 3D printing is largely being pushed by small startups, yet the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is using the technology to create some interesting work. Through a collaboration with Dutch company ROHACO, they developed their own remarkably accurate 11 x 5 x 4m concrete 3D printer, which…

Disrupting the Construction Industry Through Technology

McKinsey & Company has recently released a report that provides in sight on why the construction industry is ripe for disruption. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that the world requires $57 trillion to be spent on infrastructure by 2030 in order to keep up with global GDP growth….

World’s Largest Continuous Concrete Pour

Which construction project received the Guinness title for world’s largest continuous concrete pour? The Wilshire Grand Center in the USA or the Lakhta Center Tower in Russia?

Recycling Sewage Sludge into Concrete

Wastewater plants in Malaysia face the major challenge of disposing the sludge that is left over from treating sewage water. While studies show that the volume of sludge is expected to rise, disposal options are limited due to strict environmental regulations. Meanwhile, the construction sector seeks economic and…

Learn How Software Helps Construction Operations

Contractors are always on the go — bouncing from jobsites, the office and everywhere in between. Time doesn’t stop on the job, and a project’s deadline won’t freeze to push paperwork. With new innovations from software companies, contractors can bridge the gap between the office and worksite —…

Research in Traffic Management to Help Field Engineers

When drivers face a work zone, they have a choice: go through or go around. But for traffic engineers, this choice represents an awkward problem. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit How do you forecast the number of drivers who will divert around…

To Increase Economic Growth Countries Needs to Increase Infrastructure

According to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute the world needs to dramatically ramp up spending on infrastructure to keep up with economic growth. Yet, many major economies are going in the other direction. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Researchers…

ACI ANNOUNCES NEW CONCRETE REPAIR CODE

The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of the new ACI 562-16: Code Requirements for Evaluation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings and Commentary. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit The code requirements represent a major milestone in the industry—not only is it…

Zaha Hadid’s Twisting Concrete Structure Tops Out

The famous international architecture firm, Zaha Hadid, has topped out the twisting skyscraper in Milan. Originally named ‘lo storto’, (‘the twisted one’), the 170 meter structure has been renamed the ‘generali tower’ after the insurance firm who will occupy the building. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for…

Swenson Awarded U.S. Patent for Structural Engineering Design

Barry Swenson always knew his company’s concrete construction methodology was something pretty special. Now he has the United States patent to prove it. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit Earlier this year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the veteran builder’s San…

Construction begins on the Grand Paris Express Metro

5000 plus Parisians attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Fort d’Issy-Vanves-Clamart station on June 4 to mark the official start of construction on the first phase of the €25bn Grand Paris orbital express metro network. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free…

MCI-2020 Can Extend the Service Life of Concrete Structures

MCI 2020 is an organic, surface applied, migrating corrosion inhibitor designed to penetrate through cementitious materials including concrete, mortar, and limestone. It travels in both liquid and vapor (gas) phases through the pore structure, forming a protective, molecular layer on embedded reinforcement and allowing for the substance to…

Bone and Shells as Blueprints for Stronger Concrete

In the journal Construction and Building Materials, a paper was published contrasting cement paste with the structure and properties of natural materials such as bones, shells, and deep-sea sponges. Researchers noticed that the biological compounds are durable and strong due to the fact that they are structured with…

Kryton International Awarded an U.S Patent

Called a Method, Apparatus and System for Testing the Self-Sealing Capabilities of a Concrete Sample, the test measures and verifies the self-sealing properties of concrete to which a mix of specialty chemicals has been added. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit According to…

Upgrading the Panama Canal

After being up and running for the last 99 years, one of the most impressive engineering structure, will be getting an upgraded. The Panama Canal will be improved to cater for the increasing size of the world’s merchant shipping feet. Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE…

Muskrat Falls Megaproject Concrete Collapse

According to Gilbert Bennett Nalcor Energy’s vice-president, Nalcor Energy will “ensure a full safety investigation is completed and that the contractor and its workers implement all safety recommendations that might be identified following this incident.” Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit NDP Leader…

The Crumbling Infrastructure in America

The majority of the United States’ largest infrastructure projects were built in the 19th and the 20th century. The USA was once in the headlines for having the most advanced public infrastructure systems on earth. Those headlines have changed and the country needs an upgraded system to match…

Fire and Explosion Proof Concrete Created by CEMEX

Get Your First SmartRock Concrete Sensor for FREE Free Demo Kit CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced on May 4th 2016 that CEMEX Mexico developed a fire- and explosion-resistant concrete. The company designed this solution specifically to safeguard the Data Processing Center, Proyecto Q, of the…

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