News bulletin 45:
News bulletin 45: 19 Nov 2019


Boral concrete has received its first Level C Global GreenTag Certification for producing concrete with less energy-intensive materials. It has been applied to the triple blend 60 MPa concrete used in the tunnel lining segments of the Forrestfield-Airport Link project in Perth.

A trial run of a new concrete-making process developed by Solidia Technologies has been held at a testing facility in France. The company says it has tweaked the chemistry of concrete's essential ingredient and altered its curing process to make it cheaper while cutting carbon emissions.

Pitt & Sherry has appointed Benita Husband, a consultant engineer with 20 years' experience in professional services and the construction industry, as the company's new CEO.

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have created an ultra-performance fibre-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) to strengthen and extend the life span of bridges and other structures – new and existing – that releases 60-70% less CO₂.

Cast concrete shells built as domed structures are housing bicycle parking in Denmark (pictured) in a 20,000 m² public park.

The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has named its Best Graduate 2019 as Djonno Bresser. He worked on a simple, efficient model during his thesis that can be used to understand the complicated non-linear fracture behaviour of real-life concrete structures.