News bulletin 10:
News bulletin 10: 19 Mar 2019


Funding from Round 3 of the Building Better Regions Fund now sees the proposed $31 million Rockhampton Art Gallery go ahead, with tenders called shortly. Construction is expected to commence later this year.

Identifying the parameters influencing the curling phenomenon and understanding the influence of cement substitution by increasing proportions of NHL on the kinetics and the final curling magnitude are the aims of a recently published paper.

Young women are struggling to visualise themselves pursuing careers in construction and are even being actively discouraged from entering the industry, according to a new paper published by NAWIC. Dr Phillippa Carnemolla of UTS wrote the paper after investigating the perceptions of female high school students throughout 2018-19.

Beijing Daxing International Airport is nearing completion following five years of construction and is expected to open in October. It is the latest megaproject for China with 1.6 million cubic metres of concrete.

View images of brutalist buildings around the world under threat of demolition including the social housing block boxes in The Rocks in Sydney. Yet, concrete is more fashionable than ever, some say, and question why its brutalist relatives don't receive better care.

An onsite solar photovoltaic system is now operation at Cambodia's most advanced cement factory. Built by Singapore-based Cleantech Solar, it is expected to generate 297 GWh of clean energy.
 

Image: Beijing Daxing international airport, known as 'the starfish', holds 1.6M cubic metres of concrete. Source: Sipa Asia/Rex/Shutterstock (via The Guardian).