Water-Related Disasters and Disaster Risk Management in Metropolitan Areas (Tokyo)

This article is an abstract of Dr. Koji IKEUCHI’s presentation who is a professor at the University of Tokyo since October 2016. Before that, he worked at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) till June 2016. As a civil engineer of the MLIT, He was in charge of flood control measures and … Read more

New bridge construction technique being developed at Purdue

The story is from West Indiana United States where Researchers  are in the process of a breakthrough in the construction of bridges. When Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the city made the decision to replace the eastbound bridge over the Wabash (Wabash is a city in Noble Township, Wabash County, Indiana, United States.), they … Read more

No Fines Concrete

As the name suggests, no fines concrete is simply the concrete in which fines or fine aggregate is absent and omitted intentionally. Fine aggregates generally consist of natural sand or crushed stone with most particles passing through a 9.5 mm or 3/8 inch sieve.  Now you might have heard about the gradation or sieve analysis … Read more

Transparent or Translucent Concrete

Have you ever seen a façade or cladding giving look of a rock-hard material but still gives you a see-through and translucent look inside the building? .  The widest used construction material, which is sustainable and reliable as well, is getting a makeover by engineers of modern era. Transparent or Translucent Concrete  \”it’s even possible … Read more

SmartSite – A monitoring unit for building sites

This brand-new company, founded in 2016, offers a tool that makes it possible to manage a safe work environment on construction sites. The product is placed in the construction site area, and continually examines a number of parameters: the noise level, dust levels, radiation levels, etc. The tool makes it possible to test the exposure … Read more