How Much Paint Do I Need? How to Estimate Accurately for Your Project

Brief  The first question of any painting project: how much paint do I need? Our expert decorator offers his tips for estimating before buying paint.   Insight So you’ve decided on the colours for your room makeover, but now the big question: “how much paint do I need?” Buy too little and you won’t be… Continue reading How Much Paint Do I Need? How to Estimate Accurately for Your Project

Use of Bacteria Externally for Repairing Cracks and Improving Properties of Concrete Exposed to High Temperatures

Author(s) Milad Nimafar, Bijan Samali, Saied Jalil Hosseini and Alireza Akhlaghi   Abstract The current paper presents the results of an experimental study on the application of calcium carbonate precipitation bacteria as a new approach to repairing damaged concrete when exposed to high temperatures. To do so, cylindrical and cubic concrete specimens were initially exposed… Continue reading Use of Bacteria Externally for Repairing Cracks and Improving Properties of Concrete Exposed to High Temperatures

Study Assesses Best Ways to Stop Road Damage from Rocks

Brief  Roadway hazards posed by rockfalls can be mitigated with a framework developed by researchers at West Virginia University. Using prioritization and sensitivity analysis to assess the degree of hazard, the study concludes that soldier piles and precast concrete panels are the most preferred option.   Insight Drivers on winding West Virginia roads often encounter… Continue reading Study Assesses Best Ways to Stop Road Damage from Rocks

Recycled Materials Seen as Key to Tougher Pavement

Brief  Recycled materials, including plastic, could provide the softness needed in pavements to make them less prone to cracking. Researchers in Illinois are experimenting with a variety of softening additives for asphalt binders, which serve as the crucial glue that holds asphalt together.   Insight The Illinois Department of Transportation is working with the Illinois… Continue reading Recycled Materials Seen as Key to Tougher Pavement

China Cereals and Oils Exhibition Center / Archermit

children on the ramp. Image © Yutao Feng architects: Archermit Location: Tangjianian, Xinhua Village, Jinjiang, Chongzhou City, Sichuan Province, China Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Yutao Feng Photographs: Da Hua Mao Photographs: Courtesy of Archermit Area: 1165.0 m2 Read more »