Architecture and Construction

Bridges Will Rock — Safely — with New Quake Design

The researchers recently developed and successfully tested the first seismic design methodology for bridge towers that respond to ground motions by literally…

How to protect European buildings of historical interest from seismic events

Network PROHITECH will be due in Liege, April 26 and 27, its penultimate meeting, gathering the representatives of the 16 universities partners, coming from 12…

Scientists to build 'self-healing' house for earthquake protection

The project will develop special walls with 'self-healing' properties made of nano polymer particles which turn into a liquid when squeezed under pressure. The…

‘Self-healing’ house in Greece will dare to defy nature

The University of Leeds’ NanoManufacturing Institute (NMI) will play a crucial role in the £9.5 million European Union-funded project by developing special…

New homes rise from rubbish

That’s exactly what civil engineer Dr John Forth from the University of Leeds wants to achieve with the invention of a building block made almost entirely of…

Sustainable Student Village design competition launched

The University is seeking expressions of interest for the right to build and manage the University’s £22 million ‘Sustainable Student Village’. Bidders are…

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