Structural Concrete

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Award: Stereoform Slab's Optimized Structure Reduces Embodied Concrete

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill developed an undulating "smart band beam" to support a... More

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Knitted Formwork Shapes This Ultra-Thin Double-Curved Concrete Structure

KnitCandela by Zaha Hadid Architects' computational design research group and the... More

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Citation: Thinness Redefines Lightweight Concrete

Aptum Architecture, in Syracuse, N.Y., and global concrete manufacturer Cemex... More

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Concrete as a Carbon Sink?

The popular building material might not be as detrimental to the environment as... More

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A Coating that Detects Defects in Concrete

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland have developed a system of electrodes and a sensing skin that spots and images cracks in concrete surfaces. More

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Grasspave2 From Invisible Structures Inc.

Grasspave2 by Invisible Structures Inc. is a grass porous paving surface that meets maneuverability requirements as an Americans with Disabilities Act Accessible surface. More

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OlyBond 500 Green From OMG Inc.

OMG Inc. has unveiled OlyBond 500 Green, an environmentally friendly insulation adhesive for roofing professionals. Composed of rapidly renewable resources, the product is odorless and contains no VOCs. More

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Structural steel framing and precast concrete panels

As the general manager of a custom home builder in Orlando, Fla., Mike Williams is very familiar with concrete and steel as building materials. His usual routine, as it is for most Gulf Coast builders, is to construct a first level of masonry block over a concrete slab foundation and then top that with a structural lumber second floor and sometimes light-gauge steel studs for non-load-bearing interior walls. More


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