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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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altCONNECT – Dismantling the Status Quo!

Source: https://www.businessnews.com.au/article/Dismantling-the-status-quo (edited) The construction sector is among the worst performing in terms of productivity, according to a report undertaken by McKinsey & Company, which cited a failure to adapt to new technology as one contributing factor to the creation of a ‘sluggish innovation’ culture, with legacy systems and unique…

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