Civil

The I-35W Highway Bridge collapse: Lessons learnedApril 23, 2019

From its initial design to the stockpiling of materials during subsequent renovation, Sean Brady details a succession of failures and missed opportunities that resulted in the catastrophic collapse of a highway bridge in Minnesota

Civil

Recycling plastic waste in cement composites: An analysisApril 23, 2019

Gurbir Kaur and Sara Pavía explore the possibility of raising the amount of recycled plastic (34%) by replacing sand with plastic waste in mortars and concretes, as this would not only reduce plastic incineration and landfill but would also lower raw material extraction with the consequent economy in fuel and carbon emissions

Civil

Professional indemnity market in Ireland: Update and overviewApril 23, 2019

The professional indemnity market in Ireland is undergoing significant change. This also applies to those that purchase design and construct professional indemnity insurance. Brian O’Mara looks at the current state of the market, and revisits important steps every firm should take regarding their own renewal

Chem

Need more energy storage? Just hit ‘print’April 23, 2019

Researchers from TCD and Drexel University develop a conductive ink made from a special type of material - MXene - used to print components for electronic devices. The ink is additive-free, and can print the finished devices in one step without any special finishing treatments

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