Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) found a reliable way to make concrete from discarded glass by calming the chemical reaction that usually causes concrete cancer. When glass-fed concrete weakens, expands, and cracks it is known as ‘concrete cancer.’
Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed the new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus. The 10,219-m² (110,000-sf) research and teaching facility includes a state-of-the-art facility integrating modern design with institutional objectives for sustainable targets.
Researchers from Universiti Teknologi MARA in Selangor, Malaysia, discovered sewer sludge is a potential alternative cement material for making concrete. Kartini Kamaruddin and her team produced domestic waste sludge powder (DWSP) by drying and burning wet sludge cakes to remove moisture, then grounding and sieving into a powder.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) wants research papers for its second International Conference on Efficient Building Design: Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has recognized Peter Birkemoe with a Lifetime Achievement Award for making a difference in the structural steel industry. Birkemoe, who teaches at the University of Toronto (U of T) in the Department of Civil Engineering, is both a researcher and authority on bolted and welded connections.
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