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Production begins on the world’s tallest 3D printed structure

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Production has begun on a 3D printed tower in Switzerland, which is expected to be the tallest structure of its kind in the world. The tower will also be the first instance of printed concrete being used in a fully structural manner, with steel reinforcement inserted during the robotic production process. Image credit: R.

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Boston reprioritizes Planning and Development Agency as reformers push to eliminate structural inequality

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Other critics have amplified her call, arguing that it inculcates structural racism. As per WBUR, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has been adamant about phasing out the current planning system during her time in office, calling it "an anachronism plagued by lack of transparency and misguided priorities." as overwhelmingly white and male.

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Six steel structure designs take home top honors at the 2024 IDEAS² Awards

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The results of this year’s Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) Awards have been shared by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) as part of the competition’s 64th edition. A total of six projects were honored by the 2024 edition. “In previous years, the jury h.

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Drexel University researchers develop AI-guided robotic structural inspection system

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Researchers based at the Drexel University College of Engineering have devised a new method for performing structural safety inspections using autonomous robots aided by machine learning technology.

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Pushing Boundaries with Bamboo: A Structural Engineering Case Study

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Bridging this transformative moment in sustainable design is the timely arrival of the "Bamboo Structures" eBook series, which this article is based on. Acting as a touchstone in the field, the first volume focuses on the structural design process behind the Luum Temple —a masterclass in bamboo engineering.

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Zooco creates ‘Brutalism over the sea’ with Spanish restaurant inside renovated 1970s concrete structure

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Madrid-based studio Zooco has completed an extensive renovation and extension of a 1970s concrete structure in Santander, Spain. Image credit: David Zarzoso Image credit: David Zarzoso The original concrete structure sees two square forms connected by a canopy.

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The Offsite Wood BIM Initiative Welcomes Western Wood Structural Systems

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BC Wood will share its range of timber systems with the Offsite Wood BIM platform, improving the representation of timber in the BIM market, as is currently the case with other structural materials.

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