A team of engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison are lending their special skill set to the construction of the Lincoln Square Expansion. Sourceable's Marc Howe reports on this new 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development, which will be shored up by a new fibre-reinforced concrete in order to help withstand earthquakes.

This concrete will be used in the coupling beams that will support the development:

While adding a tangle of rebar is the standard method for augmenting the strength of coupling beams in seismic prone areas, engineers involved in the project point out that this is a costly and time-consuming approach that can slow down the construction process.

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