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Concrete Donuts Fix Earthquake-hit Bridges in Days
Infrastructure
Tuesday June 7 2016

Concrete Donuts Fix Earthquake-hit Bridges in Days

It takes a major earthquake less than a minute to inflict debilitating damage to bridge structures - in particular their support columns, which can in turn...

Fibre Reinforced Concrete Boosts Earthquake Resilience
Structural
Monday January 11 2016

Fibre Reinforced Concrete Boosts Earthquake Resilience

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. 

Strata Body Warns of Earthquake Insurance Risk in Australia
Strata
Tuesday August 25 2015

Strata Body Warns of Earthquake Insurance Risk in Australia

Strata corporations could be overlooking the sizeable threat that seismic events in Australia pose to their properties.

How Insurance Is Shaping the Built Environment
Business
Wednesday May 13 2015

How Insurance Is Shaping the Built Environment

With homes washed away and parts of the Central Coast declared a natural disaster zone, the recent storms in New South Wales have once again demonstrated...

“Earthquakes Don’t Kill People; Buildings Kill People.”
Business
Tuesday April 28 2015

“Earthquakes Don’t Kill People; Buildings Kill People.”

I read a comment in the Age newspaper that read: "the orthodoxy among seismologists is that earthquakes don't kill people; buildings kill people."

Pre-Cast Bridge Withstands Extreme Earthquakes
Civil
Thursday July 24 2014

Pre-Cast Bridge Withstands Extreme Earthquakes

One of the world's most powerful earthquake simulators has been used to test the mettle of an innovative new pre-cast concrete bridge.