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EVENTS

14.03.2015 

London - Alexander Mcqueen Savage Beauty 

Alexander Mcqueen, Savage Beauty. V&A Museum, London  ...read more

03.04.2015 

Amsterdam - Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfront 

Every Friday (3, 10, 17, 24 April and continuing) Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfron  ...read more

18.04.2015 

Amsterdam - Building for Biodiversity 

The exhibition Building for Biodiversity displays how cities can be transformed into an en  ...read more

29.05.2015 

Berlin - Radically Modern: Planning and construction in 1960s Berlin 

The Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlinische Galerie, will reopen a  ...read more

Rubber, steel and textile fibres from tyres can be resused in concrete to make buildings and other structures 'greener', tougher and more resistant to earthquakes
An EU-funded project led by experts at the University of Sheffield and Imperial College London, working in association with the European Tyre Recyclers Association, has demonstrated through extensive experimental work that all tyre components can be reused in concrete. Results of this work will be presented at a special dissemination event at Imperial College London today. The event will be of interest to Engineers, Architects, Contractors, Designers, Concrete Manufacturers, Material Suppliers, Specifiers and Researchers. Recycled rubber, for example, will allow buildings and other structures to flex up to 10 per cent along their length – 50 times more than structures made from conventional concrete. Tyre wire, which is exceptionally strong, can be blended with other steel fibres to increase the flexural strength of concrete – saving on virgin materials and reducing energy

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