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Preventing Future Structural Problems

Seven of the state’s leading engineering and architecture associations formed a task force to prevent structures from further collapse. They are recommending that tall buildings have required inspections within their first 30 years, with follow-ups every 10 years.Β 

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MIMICKING THE HUMAN BODY TO IMPROVE CONCRETE

Using the human body as inspiration, scientists have created a new self-healing concrete prototype that β€œfixes” cracks while they’re still small, avoiding any compromise to the cracked structure's strength.

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Fighting Corrosion in Coastal Buildings

Corrosion is one of the major threats for buildings along the Florida coast that can be caused by the salty air and tidal flooding. While high-rises are constructed with tougher codes and improved waterproofing methods than than what was standard decades ago, some research engineers believe that there are better ways to build more durable concrete structures with new developments in technology.

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