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Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

## Check out this alternative method of pile hacking!

Breaking the bond between the concrete and the steel reinforcement bars is now less noisy and messy

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 11:10

## Concrete Crack Monitors by Gilson

The Gilson Crack Monitoring Record is a helpful tool to use for recording movement in crack width over time.

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 14:49

## Meet the HM-71 Gilson Concrete Rebound Test Hammer

The HM-71 Gilson Concrete Rebound Test Hammer provides reliable estimates of in-place concrete strengths, allowing rapid assessments of large areas and delineation of potential problem areas.

Monday, 15 January 2018 01:00

## Discarded plastic bottles could be used to make stronger concrete

MIT students have found a way to produce plastic-reinforced concrete that is up to 15% stronger than conventional concrete, by adding irradiated bits of plastic water bottles

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 12:34

## Calculation Example – Reinforced Concrete Column at Stress.

A rectangular column (400mmX400mm) is constructed of concrete and four steel reinforcing rebars. An axial force of 1000KN is subjected on the column. What is the diameter of the steel bars if the ¼ of the load is transferred to the steel bars and ¾ is transferred to the concrete? ( EST=200GPa, Ec=25GPa)

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 00:00

## This new construction system allows affordable and easy to build concrete walls of any shape, thickness and size

The company claims that about half the time or less is needed to erect a residential structure compared to the time it takes to build using the traditional methods

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 01:00

## German researchers have developed concrete that functions as a photovoltaic cell

They used the principle of plant photosynthesis to create energy

Friday, 12 May 2017 01:00

## Using bacteria to make self-healing cement

It is a common phenomenon for the traditional concrete to crack, requiring maintenance and reparations before reinforcement starts to corrode. Luckily, it seems that Delft University microbiology professor Henk Jonkers has found the solution to this problem. Inspired by nature, he developed ‘Bio-concrete’, a new type of material that brings together biology and civil engineering and could save billions in construction costs by improving the lifespan of buildings, bridges and roads. "It is combining nature with construction materials. Nature is supplying us a lot of functionality for free - in this case, limestone-producing bacteria’’, says the professor.

Monday, 28 September 2015 11:10

## Video: 'Thirsty' Concrete Absorbs Water!

The cement Topmix is designed to have a super-absorbent masking surface that allows water to seep through it instead of sitting, in an effort to combat flood.