Team from The University of Manchester and Nationwide Engineering laying the world’s first engineered graphene concrete in a commercial setting, just a couple of miles east of the ancient monument of Stonehenge, the new Southern Quarter gym in Amesbury’s Solstice Park. Credit: The University of Manchester/Nationwide Engineering First commercial pour […]

A 20-second exposure showing the Milky Way above a test array of SKA-Low antennas. Credit: Michael Goh and ICRAR/Curtin Following seven years of design and prototyping work, the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) has completed its preparations for the construction of the Square […]

Architect’s rendering shows the new mass-timber residential building that will soon begin construction in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Credit: Generate Architecture and Technologies A five-story mixed-use structure in Roxbury represents a new kind of net-zero-energy building, made from wood. A new building about to take shape in Boston’s Roxbury area could, […]

For the first time, academics developed a systematic literature review of the causes and cures of poor megaproject performance. They identified six key themes and looked at areas where a project might fail, analyzing the problems and solutions. Academics at University College London have identified 18 reasons why megaprojects such […]

The materials used for cladding buildings can greatly affect a building’s overall vulnerability to fire. In Australia, buildings with flammable cladding continue to pose safety concerns. SHUTTERSTOCK Modern buildings have seen rapid development in recent decades, with a push towards sustainable practices and improved energy efficiency. But the advancement of […]

PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES “We’re subsidizing people living out in sprawling, more vulnerable areas outside cities.” BUILT WELL, A city should provide a bulwark against disaster. Fundamentally, all cities are fortresses. Or at least they should be. If a city is a fortress, where’s the wall? The edges of North American cities […]