A Taylor Swift's Rhode Island's construction concern local residents

A Taylor Swift's Rhode Island's construc…

  They knew she was trouble when she moved in. Rhode Island residents are concerned over a recent construction project in front of Taylor Swift's beachside house. Swift's mansion borders a public right-of-way to the beach, a fact that concerns surfers and other residents who enjoy access to the seaside. Rhode Island's Coastal Resources...

6 Jun. 2014 Hits:1076

A new kind of concrete that can last for more than a century

A new kind of concrete that can last for…

A new water-repellant concrete impregnated with tiny superstrong fibers promises to leave roads and bridges free of major cracks for up to 120 years. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee civil engineers have developed a concrete mix that is durable and superhydrophobic. They call it Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composite (SECC). Preventing normally porous concrete...

6 Jun. 2014 Hits:1122

China is moving mountain to build new cities

China is moving mountain to build new ci…

China is on a giant building spree and nothing is going to stop it. The idea is simple: Lop off the tops of the mountains and use the material to fill in the valleys below to create a flat, livable area of land. As China’s cities expand as its economy grows, the...

6 Jun. 2014 Hits:1101

Weak concrete used at Tongaat mall make it collapse

Weak concrete used at Tongaat mall make …

The strength of concrete used in the ill-fated Tongaat mall was in places less than a third of what it should have been, an inquiry heard in Durban on Wednesday. "This concrete failed to reach even half of what is required. That is a catastrophe. It means collapse," the labour department's...

5 Jun. 2014 Hits:1041

Pollution May Be Key in Concrete

Pollution May Be Key in Concrete A researcher at Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology is leading a study to increase the amount of fly ash used in concrete. If successful, the effort could divert millions of tons of the waste product away from ponds and landfills and reduce CO2 emissions.  Currently the nation's...

19 Nov. 2013 Hits:1240

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