Concrete Technology

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July 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Not only has the concrete stood the test of time, but it has actually become stronger.

June 13, 2017 |
Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are trans... read more
June 13, 2017 |
Graham Cranston shares SGH’s efforts to take hold of its project data using mathematical optimizatio... read more
| May 31, 2017 | Fabcon

With brownsites, the real trouble lies in the unseen: namely the hazardous substances, pollutants...

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Fabcon Precast worked with Hy-Vee to create a custom finish to help differentiate the stores and create a more premium feel to the stores.

| April 04, 2017 | Fabcon

Fabcon has worked closely with Hy-Vee’s architects and designers to produce a custom finish for t...

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Photo Credit: Douglas Levere, University at Buffalo.

December 05, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is currently under development by a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Buffalo.

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Photo: Vimeo

June 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 3D concrete printing industry is expected to more than double in size within the next five ye...

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MIT study: Microscopic structure of natural materials can inspire better concrete

Photo: BEV Norton/Creative Commons

June 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Bones and sea sponges are highly organized at the molecular level, while concrete consists of ran...

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March 28, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The hat truss-supported office tower was topped off in January, rising 25 stories above the Salt...

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Photo: Scott Schrage, University Communications/University of Nebraska

January 27, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The de-icing concrete uses an electrical current to generate heat to keep roads safer during wint...

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Photo Credit: © Amalgamma

January 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The team's Fossilized project allows for structures that are more varied and volumetric than othe...

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Photo: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger and CW Keller use 3D modeling and CNC machining to advance concrete...

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The precast concrete technique was implemented on the South High Rises project at Ohio State University. Photo: Sasaki Associates

January 20, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Its double-angle cladding anchor maintains the air/water/vapor barrier integrity and continuous i...

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Concrete innovation: voided biaxial slab slashes weight, saves concrete

Photo: Mortensen 

January 19, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

System reduces slab dead load by 30% on medical clinic project

Suburban L.A. high school battles moisture-soaked flooring

The floor was reinforced with 2170 FC resin that was saturated into heavy mesh fiberglass.

| May 18, 2015 | AC Tech

School officials had to take action when popped flooring created trip hazards

Precast units from Coreslab Structures (left) being put in place at Valparaiso (
November 07, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Few colleges or universities have embraced prefabrication more wholeheartedly than Valparaiso (In...

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September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Scientists at MIT have found a way to decrease the carbon emissions that result from concrete pro...

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August 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new concrete mix deforms instead of breaking, removing the threat of flying debris in an expl...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks syste...

June 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Constructing a concrete dome is a costly process, but this may change soon. A team from the Vienn...

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Salt Lake City, Utah-based Leland A. Gray Architects is adapting the concrete th
May 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At $94 a square foot and "virtually indestructible," some school districts in Utah are opting to...

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Illustration: Arup
April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of...

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February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Mill Junction will house up to 370 students and is supported by 50-year-old grain silos.

February 05, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent advancements in structural design, combined with the loosening of density and zoning requi...

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Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,
January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction fore...

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January 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors offer a roundup of new products and case studies that represent the latest breakthro...

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December 13, 2013 | Holcim

Thirty specialists from around the world challenge the question of (higher) costs related to sust...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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November 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors present a roundup of the latest technologies and applications in exterior wall syste...

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U40 Summit participants gathered for a group photo at the conclusion of the Visi
October 15, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Sixty-five up-and-coming AEC stars presented their big ideas for solving pressing social, economi...

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