Every year 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own lives – that’s one worker every second day. They’re confronting statistics, but for an industry that’s often fraught with risk and uncertainty, it’s a reality that the sector is determined to change.
Insulation webs are essential in aluminum window profiles and facades for good thermal insulation. Empa researchers and their partners have been working for some time on a novel “sandwich” product with an environmentally friendly filling: recycled material from PET bottles. Now the market launch is approaching – with good prospects of success.
Though a lot was not known immediately about the cause of the deadly collapse of a high-rise residential building in Surfside, Florida on June 24, Hota GangaRao, a civil and environmental engineering professor at West Virginia University’s Benjamin M. Statler…
Wildflowers found to absorb runoff just as effectively as turfgrass, among other benefits
NUS researchers have taken a waste product from construction sites in Singapore and upcycled it into a raw material for ultra-high-performance concrete. Their method could help reduce the carbon footprint of concrete and also cut the cost of production. This is the first time low-grade waste clay has been used as fillers in concrete.
A team from Cornell University’s Environmental Systems Lab has put forth a new framework for injecting as much information as possible into the pre-design and early design phases of a building project, potentially saving architects and design teams time and money down the road.
When the earth shakes, there’s a chance the walls will come tumbling down. CSU engineering faculty are working to make sure California’s structures can withstand the quaking.
Shifting to wood as a building construction material would significantly reduce the environmental impact of building construction. If 80% of new residential buildings in Europe were made of wood inside and out, they would store the equivalent of about half of the cement industry’s annual emissions.
Partners celebrate the site dedication of the Integrated Engineering Research Center and the groundbreaking for the PIP-II cryoplant building.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces its most recent awards and appointments for the institution’s physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff.
Study shows which desert soils better recover from disturbance
Northern Michigan University will begin offering an indoor agriculture associate degree program this fall. Through a hands-on, multidisciplinary approach, graduates learn equally about plant biology and the construction/maintenance of indoor growing systems, preparing them for a variety of career opportunities.
Research shows tillage and vegetation can help alleviate compaction
Florida Atlantic University faculty, staff and students came together with local officials and community partners today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new FAU Neuroscience Building and a new residence hall.
The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) tool delivers the first digitized EPDs for construction materials in a free platform designed to accelerate early adoption across the entire construction industry.
Erdem Coleri, assistant professor of infrastructure materials at Oregon State University, is using recyclables to create better asphalt mixes that prolong the life cycle of pavement. His lab also builds devices to test the bond strength of freshly repaved highways to ensure they are properly constructed for long-term performance and cost efficiency.