National Science Foundation funds concrete strength sensor start up

WaveLogix, a Purdue University-incubated company commercializing an Internet of Things sensing system to monitor cast-in-place or precast concrete infrastructure, has earned a six-month, $256,000 SBIR Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation to develop its technology. WaveLogix’s Rebel brand of sensors improves upon the industry standard to measure concrete strength: Breaking multiple field-cured concrete samples. Destructive concrete strength testing…

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Civil Engineering program offers 3D printing technology primer

Sources: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; CP staff The Ohio University Russ College of Engineering and Technology presents concrete methods in “3D Printed Buildings Guide: Required Materials, Tips, and Resources” as part of a Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree overview, posted here. The guide provides an overview of 3D-printed buildings; project scheduling and labor-saving advantages; challenges for adoption of the…

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Clark Pacific commits $200K to Sacramento State Concrete Lab

Source: Clark Pacific, West Sacramento, Calif.

Clark Pacific has donated $200,000 to help develop the Sacramento State Civil Engineering Department concrete laboratory, which will offer generations of students hands-on experience and support primary research targeting new technologies and continuous concrete construction improvement.

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ISO technical standard defines green heavy/civil parameters

Source: International Organization for Standardization, Geneva

ISO/TS 21929-2, “Sustainability in building construction—Sustainability indicators—Part 2: Framework for the development of indicators for civil engineering works,” establishes core impacts for assessing sustainability performance in new or existing non-building construction.

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