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On the way to more sustainable concrete structures

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Elsener, Head Durability Research Group at The Institute for Building Materials ETH Zurich outlines the durability screening of new blended cements... Portland cement has for decades been the most used type of cement to build reinforced concrete infrastructure. Experience and research on the corrosion of reinforcement...
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A responsibility for fire safety

David Smith, Export Manager and FIRESA Council Secretary at the Fire Industry Association explains the Fire Safety Order and asks if you know who is legally responsible for fire protection in your premises? The Regulatory Reform Order, usually referred to as simply the Fire Safety Order , was enacted in...

Challenges for civil engineering in a changing world

Prof. Dr Bernhard Elsener from ETH Zurich, Institute for Building Materials details how civil engineering must evolve with a changing society Civil engineering is traditionally focused on construction – bridges crossing valleys, tunnels under the mountains, high skyscrapers, but also the less spectacular but essential infrastructure for society. Concrete and...

CDM2015 and domestic projects

James Ritchie of The Association for Project Safety answers the questions most raised about the new CDM Regulations with regard to domestic projects The phone line has been red hot since the beginning of the year. Everyone wants to know the implications of the new CDM Regulations; what they mean...
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Major FM Companies are Achieving BAFE Registration

Global Acceleration Completely Eliminated by Novel Rocket Motor System The public sector continues to make wider use of outsourcing and Facility Management for their fire protection and there is a growing awareness among Facilities managers that their responsibilities for fire protection are significant. However, it can be difficult to ensure...

Time to address the skills shortage

Julia Evans, Chief Executive at BSRIA examines the current construction skills shortage and urges action to help promote the industry as an attractive career path. As the influence of the recession begins to fade and the construction industry sees a return to growth, all the things that beset us, such...

Durability challenges for new and existing reinforced concrete structures

Concrete and reinforced/pre-stressed concrete is and will be the main construction material for civil engineering infrastructure. Much more than in the past this construction technology faces challenges that have been discussed at the International RILEM workshop held at ETH Zurich in Switzerland on 17-18 April 20121. For new structures that...

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