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An update on work at NYC's World Trade Center site


  • Engineering News-Record

Construction of the concrete core of the 80-story 3 World Trade Center resumed last month. Meanwhile, One World Trade Center will be almost 60% leased when it opens this fall. The $4 billion WTC Trans… Read More

Water filter for remote areas uses plywood, empty chip packets


  • Gizmag

Focusing on the limitations and needs of remote communities in Papua New Guinea, mechanical engineering students at Australia's University of Adelaide have developed a low-cost but effective water fil… Read More

A historic look back at the beginnings of what became known as Portland cement


  • Atlantic online, The

Everywhere you turn concrete will be there, as a structure's foundation, the pavement you walk on or the remnants of ancient architecture to be admired for their strength and staying power. In this pi… Read More