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85-Year Weather Forecast Aims to Improve Building Resilience
Buildings
Monday September 14 2015

85-Year Weather Forecast Aims to Improve Building Resilience

New research will create an 85-year weather forecast aimed at transforming the way building scientists and engineers consider how differing weather conditions affect the built environment.

What’s Next For Earthquake-Prone Cities?
Structural
Tuesday April 28 2015

What’s Next For Earthquake-Prone Cities?

It is neither practically nor economically feasible to move an entire town or city located near or on faultlines, so what is being done to protect...

Why Is Straw Bale Not Used More in Building Structures?
Buildings
Thursday April 16 2015

Why Is Straw Bale Not Used More in Building Structures?

Straw bale homes seem to tick all the boxes of the ideal passively designed home, yet for all their apparent benefits they are still not that...

Timber vs Steel vs Concrete Structures
Structural
Thursday February 26 2015

Timber vs Steel vs Concrete Structures

Timber, steel and concrete are three of the most common structural materials in the world, and each material has pros and cons. We asked industry bodies...

Acoustic Quirks: Stacking Multiple Uses Vertically
Buildings
Sunday February 8 2015

Acoustic Quirks: Stacking Multiple Uses Vertically

As our cities get more populated and land is at an ever bigger premium, the obvious answer is to build upwards. However, stacking different uses vertically...

The Growing Trend of Long Span Structures
Structural
Wednesday December 17 2014

The Growing Trend of Long Span Structures

While some developers look to go higher and higher, there is also a growing camp with an increasing demand for longer, column free spaces; structures which...

Low Cost Technology Monitors Health of Structures
Structural
Thursday September 5 2013

Low Cost Technology Monitors Health of Structures

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are developing a new system of electrical devices which can reveal any defects or damage in built structures by bouncing...