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It’s a Fact – Concrete Cracks

Structural Crack

Should you be concerned when you see a crack in a concrete wall or slab? Well, that depends. There are two classifications of cracks in concrete – structural, and non-structural. You should be immediately concerned about a structural crack. And you should be concerned about durability with a non-structural crack….

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The What, Why, and Where of Tensegrity Structures

Tensegrity structures

Look at the image. Not a cursory glance, actually look at it. Doesn’t it look like the long chains are in compression? Clearly they’re not, and magic is unlikely the reason it’s structurally stable. I’m fascinated by structures (not surprising since I’ve been a practising structural engineer for over 30…

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Kalbarri Skywalk Bridge Design

Kalbarri skywalk

Many of us have been to Kalbarri at some point, and gazed in awe at (or even hiked through) the amazing gorge carved out by the Murchison River. But did you know that there’s now a skywalk? Two walkways cantilever over the West Loop and provide superb views over the…

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