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Aurecon has published a case study on its role in the construction of the Woodside Building for Technology and Design (pictured) for Monash University for which it won an Engineers Australia award in 2020.

A rare mineral (aluminous tobermorite) that has allowed Roman concrete marine barriers to survive for more than two millennia has been found in the thick concrete walls of a decommissioned nuclear power plant in Japan, which increased their strength threefold.

Australian Bureau of Statistics' figures released last week shows private sector housing rose 6.1% in November 2020 making it a 21-year high driven by Queensland and South Australia.

An effective, affordable crack resistant nanomaterial cement mixture created by researchers at Pennsylvania State University in the USA, they say, could seal natural gas wells that are a potential source of methane emissions.

Following the billions of dollars approved in 2020 for major projects across Sydney, some analysts are predicting a sluggish 2021 while others believe the long-term viability of the projects going ahead is fairly secure.

An Argentinian prefab concrete company is counting Australia amongst its international client base for its $75,000 house that requires no foundations and is severe weather-proof.