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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...

Christchurch Homeowners’ Class Action to Proceed
Residential
Tuesday October 31 2017

Christchurch Homeowners’ Class Action to Proceed

The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by government-owned insurer Southern Response Earthquake Services to throw out a class action lawsuit from Christchurch homeowners whose...

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

Designing the Perfect Bridge by Imitating Nature
Infrastructure
Monday August 1 2016

Designing the Perfect Bridge by Imitating Nature

A British engineering professor who has spent the past quarter of a century searching the organic world for solutions to human engineering dilemmas claims to have produced the...

Six-storey Building Put Through ‘Earthquake Test’
Structural
Monday June 20 2016

Six-storey Building Put Through ‘Earthquake Test’

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have rocked and rattled a six-storey steel frame building on a giant shake table to see how the...

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...

Engineers Develop Record-Breaking Steel
Structural
Thursday May 12 2016

Engineers Develop Record-Breaking Steel

A team of engineers has developed a type of steel with record-breaking resistance to deformation from impacts.

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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