How can we check the condition of structures that are subjected daily to mechanical stresses? A test building in Switzerland has been outfitted with more than 100 sensors to monitor deterioration caused by load, deformation, and vibration.
Ten people died and hundreds were injured as Japan was hit by one of the strongest typhoons in 25 years. More than 3,000 people were stranded at Kansai International Airport and no one knows when it will open again.
This week, a runway at Hanover airport cracked because of unusually hot temperatures while some German roads have also buckled this summer. In an age of rising temperatures, can the country’s concrete hold up?
Not all damage to a load-bearing structure is immediately apparent. So how do civil engineers find out that a bridge or a large hall is no longer safe? Many clues form a picture.
Drones and satellites are helping African journalists to expose lies and shed light on underreported issues in regions that are largely inaccessible. But restrictive regulations threaten their reporting.
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