Earthquake-resistant concrete keeps walls from falling

While we may hear about ways of constructing new buildings to make them earthquake-resistant, what about all the buildings that are standing already? Well, that's where a new concrete developed at Canada's University of British Columbia (UBC) comes in. Sprayed onto existing walls, it reportedly allows them to withstand tremors that would otherwise reduce them to rubble... Continue Reading Earthquake-resistant concrete keeps walls from falling Category: Materials Tags: Building Concrete Earthquake University of British Columbia Related Articles: Hollywood's open-and-shut take on earthquakes isn't so far-fetched When it comes to earthquake risk, helium in the groundwater shouldn't be taken lightly Brinco provides personalized warnings for local earthquakes and tsunamis Final LaFerrari sells for $7 million in auc

Earthquake-resistant concrete keeps walls from falling

While we may hear about ways of constructing new buildings to make them earthquake-resistant, what about all the buildings that are standing already? Well, that's where a new concrete ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Gizmag

Researchers develop earthquake-resistant concrete

A new seismic-resistant, fibre-reinforced concrete developed at the University of British Columbia will see its first real-life application this fall as part of the seismic retrofit of a Vancouver ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from TechXplore

New concrete in Vancouver can protect against earthquakes

Researchers at the University of British Columbia designed the earthquake-resistant material, which will be used as part of a retrofit of a Vancouver elementary school.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Daily Mail

Researchers Create Eco-Friendly Concrete That Can Withstand Earthquakes

There are many parts of the world that do get hit occasionally by earthquakes, which is why in those countries, buildings are typically reinforced so that they can withstand earthquakes up ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Ubergizmo

Eco-friendly concrete protects old buildings from earthquakes

Concrete has become the high-rise building material of choice because it's relatively cheap, easy to work with, long-lasting, and highly resistant to fire or explosions, unlike ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Engadget

New super concrete makes buildings strong enough to withstand magnitude 9 earthquakes

Recent natural disasters such as hurricanes in the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico have laid bare the need for more resilient buildings. Fortunately, researchers at the University of British ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Inhabitat

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