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Rust-proof reinforcement promises maintenance-free concrete

Rust-proof reinforcement promises maintenance-free concrete

A team of engineers at Australia’s Deakin University has developed a form of concrete reinforcement that may dramatically reduce the need to maintain structures such as bridges. The academics, led by Mahbube Subhani and Kazem Ghabraie, lecturers in civil engineering, have developed a rebar that uses carbon and plastic rather than steel, and will shortly test it on a pedestrian bridge near Deakin’s... »

African investment in transport construction set for rapid growth

African investment in transport construction set for rapid growth

GlobalData’s latest report (‘African Transport Networks’) reveals that growth in transport construction in Africa is being driven by increasing investment in railway projects. Spending will be led by Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt, where transport investment will increase from US$7.6 billion, US$9.5 billion, and US$5.6 billion respectively in 2019, to US$9.8 billion, US$8.5 billion, and US$7.5 billion ... »