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Robots break new ground in construction industry

As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects.

dateMar 19, 2018 in Robotics
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Balsa bridges, with a twist

(Phys.org)—How much weight can a bridge made of balsa wood carry? When encased in a layer of fiber-reinforced resin, much more than you would expect, say engineers from EPFL. On October 12th, a composite bridge deck with ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Engineering
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The inflatable concrete dome

A completely new way of building concrete structures has been developed: Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology bend concrete with an air cushion, making complicated timber structures obsolete. The new method has ...

dateJun 11, 2014 in Engineering
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BIM: Changing the way architects and builders work

The construction of a building does not only start with its design by architects and engineers. It also depends on determining a broad array of factors, including the price of materials, labour, the writing of specifications ...

dateDec 16, 2013 in Engineering
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