Structural Digest

Looking At The Structures That Define Us

Revolutionizing the Bridge Replacement Industry

The goal of every bridge replacement project is to minimize traffic disruption. Although this can be achieved using temporary structures, it results in high construction costs. More recently, modular construction has been … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Electrified Concrete: Creating Smart Cities

The concept of electrified concrete is not new. In 1980, W. Hymer wrote a research paper outlining the advantages of allowing current to flow through concrete. These included: protecting against … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Out With The Old and In With The New

Precisely placed explosives have traditionally been used in the demolition of old buildings. Over the years, the process has been refined, and buildings are now demolished with minimal disturbances to adjacent … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Age of Disrepair: What Do We Do With All These Bridges?

The issue of ageing infrastructure has become a serious concern in countries throughout the world. Bridges built in the past century have begun to crumble causing serious  injuries, and in … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 2 Comments