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'Skin' Senses Damage to Concrete - Sourceable Industry News

'Skin' Senses Damage to Concrete - Sourceable Industry News | Construction | Scoop.it
A new technology can detect and respond to damage in concrete structures with far greater speed.
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Bio Facades Generate Energy For Buildings

Bio Facades Generate Energy For Buildings | Construction | Scoop.it
Two bio façades have emerged as world firsts over the past year as architects explore the possibility of self-sustaining buildings.
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3D Printer Makes 10 Buildings a Day

3D Printer Makes 10 Buildings a Day | Construction | Scoop.it
A building company in China has pioneered the use of 3D printers to construct multiple buildings using recycled materials.
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Google Backing World-Changing Oz Ideas - Sourceable Industry News

Google Backing World-Changing Oz Ideas - Sourceable Industry News | Construction | Scoop.it
Australian not-for-profit groups have the chance to harness their cause to the technological might of Google in a new venture launched by the internet giant.
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Melbourne to get 100-Level Apartment Skyscraper - Sourceable Industry News

Melbourne to get 100-Level Apartment Skyscraper - Sourceable Industry News | Construction | Scoop.it
A 100-level apartment tower is set to be built in Melbourne, giving the city the tallest building to the roofline in the southern hemisphere.
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Innovation Heightens Structural Steel Frames

Innovation Heightens Structural Steel Frames | Construction | Scoop.it
Australian researchers are turning to advanced analytical computing methods to uncover means of further enhancing structural steel frames.
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Viennese Engineers Develop Inflatable Concrete

Viennese Engineers Develop Inflatable Concrete | Construction | Scoop.it
Inflatable concrete promises to radically reduce the amount of scaffolding material required during the construction process.
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Better Design Will Slash Construction Emissions

Better Design Will Slash Construction Emissions | Construction | Scoop.it
Construction industry emissions could be cut in half by optimised design which reduces the wasteful usage of materials.
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Evolving Green Building Standards Improve Performance

Evolving Green Building Standards Improve Performance | Construction | Scoop.it
Green Star, LEED, and Passive House US standards are undergoing - or have recently undergone - revisions and are racking up more evidence of their efficacy.
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Australia Sets Record for Solar Heated Steam

Australia Sets Record for Solar Heated Steam | Construction | Scoop.it
Scientists and engineers in Australia have broken new ground in the use of solar energy to generate ultra hot steam.
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Bamboo Towers Harvest Water from the Air

Bamboo Towers Harvest Water from the Air | Construction | Scoop.it
A simple yet ingenious engineering fix is helping to supply rural Ethiopians with clean, potable water.
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Engineers Solve Istanbul's Ages-old Tunnel Conundrum

Engineers Solve Istanbul's Ages-old Tunnel Conundrum | Construction | Scoop.it
Engineers in Turkey have successfully built a tunnel beneath the Bosphorus Strait - a feat which defied the most ingenious minds of antiquity.
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Building Walls Converted into Giant Batteries

Building Walls Converted into Giant Batteries | Construction | Scoop.it
A new technology promises to expand energy storage potential in the home or office by transforming structural materials into super capacitor batteries.
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Will Giant Lego Bricks Revolutionise Construction?

Will Giant Lego Bricks Revolutionise Construction? | Construction | Scoop.it
The development of a giant Lego-style brick for the construction industry could change the way infrastructure and facilities are built.
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Australia’s Hottest Housing Construction Markets Unveiled

Australia’s Hottest Housing Construction Markets Unveiled | Construction | Scoop.it
Three suburbs in the Australian Capital Territory have been deemed Australia's hottest markets for residential construction.
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UK Creates Special Fund to Increase Engineering Supply

UK Creates Special Fund to Increase Engineering Supply | Construction | Scoop.it
The UK government hopes a new multi-million pound fund will help remedy the shortage of engineering talent which currently plagues domestic industry.
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China Housing Prices Continue to Fall - Sourceable Industry News

China Housing Prices Continue to Fall - Sourceable Industry News | Construction | Scoop.it
Housing prices in major Chinese cities have fallen for a second consecutive month in June, an independent survey shows, providing more evidence of a deflating property bubble.
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3.7 in 10 Construction Workplaces Mentally Unhealthy

3.7 in 10 Construction Workplaces Mentally Unhealthy | Construction | Scoop.it
More than three in ten workers within the Australian construction industry do not believe their workplaces are mentally healthy, a new survey suggests.
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Female Engineering Grads Earn More than Men

Female Engineering Grads Earn More than Men | Construction | Scoop.it
Female engineering graduates in certain fields are better paid than their male counterparts at the outset of their careers, a new study shows.
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Thailand Denies Illegal Construction Worker Crackdown - Sourceable Industry News

Thailand Denies Illegal Construction Worker Crackdown - Sourceable Industry News | Construction | Scoop.it
Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to quash "rumours" of a crackdown against illegal migrant workers by the new Thai junta after the exodus of nearly 180,000 Cambodian labourers.
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New Engineers Could Be in Debt for 25 Years

New Engineers Could Be in Debt for 25 Years | Construction | Scoop.it
Proposed changes to Australia's tertiary education system could leave young engineers paying off tuition fees for as long as 25 years.
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Green Cement Reduces Carbon Footprint by 40%

Green Cement Reduces Carbon Footprint by 40% | Construction | Scoop.it
A new form of green cement has the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete by as much as 40 per cent.
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Decrepit Dams Could Spell Disaster in the US

Decrepit Dams Could Spell Disaster in the US | Construction | Scoop.it
Much of America's ageing dam infrastructure is in urgent need of replacement or upgrade.
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Concrete With Brains

Concrete With Brains | Construction | Scoop.it
Insulating Concrete Forms have been around since just after World War II, but they still have some issues which affect interior humidity and water leakages.
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Construction Takes its Cue from Video Game Controls

Construction Takes its Cue from Video Game Controls | Construction | Scoop.it
Construction workers could soon be using a device similar to a modern video game controller to operate equipment from a remote vantage point.
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