Health-conscious concrete

23 Mar 2015

Roads that self-repair, bridges filled with first-aid bubbles, buildings with arteries… not some futuristic fantasy but a very real possibility with ‘smart’ concrete.

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The making of a smart tunnel

09 Jun 2014

Ground-breaking new sensing technologies in the world’s first ‘smart tunnel’ are providing engineers with an inexpensive and efficient method of monitoring, maintaining and protecting the UK’s infrastructure, now and well into the future.

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Better building through design

04 Jun 2014

The construction industry could slash its carbon emissions by as much as 50% by optimising the design of new buildings, which currently use double the amount of steel and concrete required by safety codes.

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Letting buildings breathe

03 Jul 2013

Natural ventilation technology which has the potential to reduce heating bills by as much as 50%, while drastically reducing energy consumption, has been developed by a Cambridge spin-out.

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Smarter infrastructure

10 Jan 2013

A team from the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction has developed a mechanical amplifier which converts ambient vibrations into electricity more effectively, and could be used to power wireless sensors for monitoring the structural health of roads, bridges and tunnels.

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