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News Story text/texmacs Avoiding buried utilities and excavation accidents
We live above a web of buried utility lines that make modern life possible. Michigan Engineers are developing a revolutionary method for excavator operators to ...
News Story Super concrete
High strength, high ductility concrete could withstand earthquakes and extreme loading much better than the concrete that is widely used today.
News Byte Rules of engagement: effective construction scheduling
Construction projects inevitably experience events that challenge the schedule. Implementation of a timely protocol, akin to “rules of engagement” is a cost ...
News Story Improving bridge safety
Associate professors Jerome Lynch and Vineet Kamat aim to improve the safety and effectiveness of bridges through wireless sensor communication in their NIST ...
News Story Safer bridges, roads and buildings: self-healing, bendable concrete
Faculty members and students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and across the College are conducting research that could help ensure the ...
News Story text/texmacs Media advisory: Earthquake and structural engineering experts
Researchers across the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have expertise in earthquake-related ground motions and how structures respond to them.
News Story Troff document Smart bridges under development with new federal grant
Engineering smart bridges that can thoroughly discuss their health with inspectors is the goal of a new $19-million project led by U-M.
News Story C header U-M research: Bridge skin could reveal cracks and corrosion beneath
A new skin for bridges, buildings and airplanes could be a sixth sense for inspectors looking for cracks and corrosion that could lead to a catastrophic ...
News Story Celebrate Invention reception to honor researchers
It has been called the sensor swarm, the sea of sensors and ubiquitous computing. It is the idea that soon we will be living in a world where trillions of tiny ...
News Story Make it earthquake proof
Michigan Engineers are looking into materials rarely used in the construction world for retro-fitting older structures to provide a type of affordable ...
News Story Self-healing concrete for safer, more durable infrastructure
A concrete material developed at U-M can heal itself when it cracks. No human intervention is necessary -- just water and carbon dioxide.
News Story New building design withstands earthquake simulation
Researchers at U-M simulated an off-the-charts earthquake in a laboratory to test their new technique for bracing high-rise concrete buildings. Their technique ...
News Story Bendable concrete
Concrete is utilized for its moldability and low cost but its brittleness causes it to break and shatter easily. U-M researchers have developed a bendable ...
News Story Storm shelters for schools in tornado-prone regions
After a devastating Oklahoma tornado, U-M Professor James Wight discusses what might be done to prevent casualties, and how shelters could be built in schools ...