By-product red sand gets go ahead for roads
The Sustainable Engineering Group at Curtin University has demonstrated that red sand can be a viable and sustainable material for road construction and top dressing.
'New old bricks' for the construction industry
Making bricks is a very resource- and energy-intensive process. Meanwhile, when existing brick buildings are demolished, most of the resulting debris, which can contain many thousands of whole bricks, is ...
Highway through Amazon worsens effects of climate change, provides mixed economic gains
Paving a highway across South America is providing lessons on the impact of road construction elsewhere.
Generating electricity from vibrations in road surface works
A pilot research project into vibration energy on the N34 provincial motorway near Hardenberg in the eastern Netherlands has shown that vibration energy as a local energy source is a sustainable alternative ...
New program to expand, enhance use of LIDAR sensing technology
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new system that will enable highway construction engineers in the field to immediately analyze soil movements caused by active landslides and erosion ...
Wild cats roam the Tucson Mountains
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, mountain lions and bobcats have been photographed as part of an in-depth monitoring study in the Tucson Mountains, a small island of habitat facing increasing segregation ...
Sound waves save roads
Every year roads are built and repaired to the tune of several billions. Intensive efforts are underway all over the world to get 'more road for your money' by developing better methods for both design and quality control ...
Obama moves to curb road-building in forests
(AP) -- The Obama administration is ordering a one-year moratorium on most road-building and other development on about 50 million acres of remote national forests.
China's Great Wall far longer than thought: survey
The most comprehensive and technologically advanced survey of China's Great Wall has discovered the ancient monument is much longer than previously estimated, state media reported Monday.