News bulletin 26 ->
News bulletin 26 -> 6 Jul 2021

Brisbane architecture firm Blight Rayner is part of the consortium led by Besix Watpac that will deliver Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point Bridge (pictured).

The Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC),  a co-operative of several universities and industry partners, has been funded to assist heavy industry to transition to manufacturing carbon-neutral materials such as “green steel, alumina, cement” by 2050.

An impressive black concrete house has been built on a hill behind Byron Bay. Another hilltop featuring an inspirational concrete structure is in South Korea where an art pavilion has been built to display sculptures.

On July 1, the Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019 came into effect in Victoria. Roads & Infrastructure reviews the implications for each engineering category. Civil engineers and structural engineers will be mandated for registration from October 2022.

2018 report on the condition of the 12-storey residential building that recently collapsed in Florida, noted that deterioration in the concrete would "expand exponentially" unless repairs were made in a timely fashion.

Engineers at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) in India have proved that biocementation using watermelon seeds can strengthen and heal cementitious materials.