News bulletin 31:
News bulletin 31: 4 Aug 2020

Institute Gold Member Boral has teamed up with UTS and Southern Highland Concrete Constructions to develop advanced technology for manufacturing, placing and curing novel ultra-sustainable concrete for Australia.

A paper on the experimental study on shear behaviour of recycled concrete aggregate incorporating recycled tyre waste has been published by RMIT researchers. This follows on from a story on the institute's new ARC research hub in News Bulletin 27.

A consultation has been opened on the introduction of registration for six types of professional engineers in Western Australia's building sector, including civil and structural. Engineers Australia is also consulting with its own members on a submission. Deadline for submissions is 3 December 2020.

The manufacture of 25,000 concrete segments for the 5.9 kilometres of twin tunnels of Brisbane's new underground rail system has been commenced by Institute Bronze Member Wagners. The state government says construction like this is vital to Queensland's economic recovery after the pandemic.

Taiheiyo Cement in Japan has launched a project to develop innovative technologies for greenhouse gas emissions reduction. The idea is to develop carbon circulation technology for the cement industry such as CO₂ capture from kiln exhaust gas at plants and using the captured CO₂ throughout the cement value chain.

Architect Eduardo Souza writes about the use of hemp in concrete (pictured) throughout the last 2000 years and its potential for the future.

And you can read last week's News Bulletin 31 if you missed it along with all previous bulletins.

Image: Regional House Edeghem / BC architects. © Thomas Noceto (via