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Self-powered wireless sensors embedded in roads could spot potholes and other hazards

The days of motorists calling to report potholes may someday be a thing of the past. Instead, networks of self-powered wireless sensors would be laid under the road surface, providing regular updates on road conditions to transportation planners, drivers with connected cars and other parties.

Report: Christchurch shifts from concrete to steel in post-earthquake rebuild

A University at Buffalo engineering professor co-authored a report with potential significant impacts on how modern cities may be reconstructed following earthquakes. “Reconstructing Christchurch: A Seismic Shift in Building Structural System” is a 170-page report that details the reconstruction of Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, following the 2010-11 earthquake series that shut down the city’s central business district for years.

Core wall system expected to ‘revolutionize’ high-rise construction

A new steel-concrete composite high-rise core wall system is revolutionizing the design and construction of tall buildings, according to the American Institute of Steel...

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