Engineers from the American Midwest have developed a new form of fibre-reinforced concrete that promises to enhance the seismic resistance of high-rises relatively easily and inexpensively. 

University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) engineers are lending their expertise to the construction of a new skyscraper in the West Coast tech-hub of Seattle by trialling an innovative form of concrete that provides an easier solution to earthquake resistance. The Lincoln Square Expansion, situated in the centre of the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, is comprised of two…