Construction of the Hoover Dam began on July 7, 1930, marking the beginning of the creation of one of the largest manmade structures in the world--and an incredible concrete success story.
Tests conducted by engineers at Purdue University and Solidia Technologies show that concrete cured with carbon dioxide (CO2) performs comparably or better than traditional Portland Cement-based concrete for resistance to cold weather and exposure to extreme conditions.
IceStone diverts about a million pounds of glass from the waste stream-which would ordinarily end up in dumps-each year, and creates concrete countertops.
Bricklaying robots, building structures out of rubble, and creative concrete are all works in progress at ETH Zurich.
The EPA's new definition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) greatly expands the number of projects that would have to go through regulatory review. Industry groups are fighting this and have filed a law suit.
In contemporary architecture, concrete is having a moment. Now, a new two-volume book from Taschen spotlights 100 modern examples.