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Concrete Testing is Crucial for Good Structural Performance
Structural
Wednesday August 22 2018

Concrete Testing is Crucial for Good Structural Performance

On March 15, a 174 foot long span of the recently erected FIU Sweetwater UniversityCity pedestrian bridge in Florida collapsed onto the Tamiami Trail.

Aussie Engineers Must Better Manage Risk on Retaining Walls
Structural
Friday June 15 2018

Aussie Engineers Must Better Manage Risk on Retaining Walls

Last November, 15 people were evacuated from their homes in the Cleveland (south of Brisbane) street of Middle street after excavators ‘dug too deeply’ at the...

Timber the Material of the Future on Multi-Storey Construction
Structural
Tuesday November 28 2017

Timber the Material of the Future on Multi-Storey Construction

In 2013, Melbourne’s Docklands precinct witnessed the opening of Australia’s first modern high-rise building to be constructed out of engineered timber as Lend Lease opened the...

NZ Engineer Calls to Exceed Minimum Earthquake Standard
Structural
Tuesday May 9 2017

NZ Engineer Calls to Exceed Minimum Earthquake Standard

Wellington's buildings need to exceed the minimum standard set by the building code if the capital city wants to improve its resilience to a major earthquake.

Councils Decide: Wood is Better
Structural
Thursday February 9 2017

Councils Decide: Wood is Better

In May 2015, the Municipal Association of Vic endorsed Latrobe City’s Wood Encouragement Policy.

Buildings at Risk of Collapse from NZ Earthquake
Structural
Friday November 18 2016

Buildings at Risk of Collapse from NZ Earthquake

Buildings at Risk of Collapse from NZ Earthquake

Improving Durability Assessments of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Structural
Tuesday November 8 2016

Improving Durability Assessments of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Reinforced concrete (RC) structures are durable but not impervious to decay. Deterioration of RC structures is a worldwide problem due to its excessive cost, environmental impact,...

Wave-shaped Pipes Capable of Better Withstanding Earthquakes
Structural
Monday August 22 2016

Wave-shaped Pipes Capable of Better Withstanding Earthquakes

A new form of wave-shaped steel piping promises to enhance the seismic resistance of oil or water utilities infrastructure that traverses earthquake-prone fault lines.

Queensland Drives Research into Tall Timber Buildings
Structural
Thursday August 4 2016

Queensland Drives Research into Tall Timber Buildings

The Sunshine State's top university has teamed up with leading members of industry to establish a new research centre that focuses on the development of innovative methods for creating taller...

Structural
Aug 23 2018
Inquiry backs Windsor Bridge Preservation

The NSW government's plan to knock down and replace a 144-year-old bridge in Sydney's northwest will go ahead despite a parliamentary inquiry recommending the bridge be...

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Structural
Jul 25 2018
Hundreds Missing in Laos After Dam Collapses

Hundreds of people are missing and several are feared dead after a hydro-electric power dam under construction in southern Laos collapsed, causing flash flooding which swept...

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Structural
Jul 5 2018
Testing Begins on Perth Stadium Footbridge

Testing will soon begin on a footbridge linking Perth's CBD with the new Optus Stadium ahead of its public opening in two weeks.

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