Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

News

Friday, July 8, 2016
The programme, ‘British Council Researcher Links’ provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and internationally to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations. As part of this programme, the University of Sheffield (UK) and Universidad Michoacan de San Nicolas de Hidalgo (Mexico)... Read more
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Concrete & Earthquake Engineering (CEE) group secured a Newton Fund Institutional Links grant for a two-year project on ‘Post-earthquake Disaster and Risk Management through a Rapid Response Framework for Industrial Zones in Turkey’. Catastrophic damage to industrial facilities during the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake caused extensive fires and environmental pollution... Read more
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Mechanical engineering student Alex Le Roux designed and built a wood-framed, 3D concrete printer that measures 8 by 8 by 8 feet and cost him $2,500. It can print about 2 inches of concrete per second at about one-quarter-inch thickness. He hopes the next iteration will be speedier and capable... Read more
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The concrete of an existing runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is being crushed on site and will be recycled to form the 8-inch subbase of a new runway. The subbase will be covered with 4 inches of asphalt and 18 inches of concrete. Construction is expected to be completed in... Read more
Friday, July 3, 2015
Researchers are calling for an end to the burning of old car tyres after a study found that the rubber, steel and textile fibres in them can be used in concrete to make buildings greener, tougher and more resistant to earthquakes. Read More... Read more