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Best-building Practices For High Wind Regions

More than ever before, building design and construction can be significantly improved to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to help better resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction, said NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD. Taher, who is also a civil/structural engineer, teaches at the ...

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bridge

New Bridge Can Be Built In Two Weeks

With new bridge-building materials, industrial production methods, and an efficient construction process, it will be possible to start using a bridge only two weeks after construction starts on the site. This is shown in a new dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology. A pilot study of the new bridge concept, ...

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light weight structures

Lightweight construction materials of highest stability

KIT researchers have developed microstructured lightweight construction materials of highest stability. Although their density is below that of water, their stability relative to their weight exceeds that of massive materials, such as high-performance steel or aluminum. The lightweight construction materials are inspired by the framework structure of bones and the ...

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smallest lattice

Smallest lattice structure worldwide

KIT scientists now present the smallest lattice structure made by man in the Nature Materials journal. Its struts and braces are made of glassy carbon and are less than 1 ┬Ám long and 200 nm in diameter. They are smaller than comparable metamaterials by a factor of 5. The small ...

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