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New Computational Modeling Procedure Developed for Estimating Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Members Subjected to Fire

Fire causes extensive financial losses due to property damage, as well as endangers the life and well-being of occupants. This has driven much interest toward the development of fire-resistant structures. However, with the low probability of fire occurrence,…

Self-Compacting Concrete, Now Fire Resistant as Well

January 11, 2016 - in Analysis, Buildings, Corporate

Wood crackles as it burns in a chimney or campfire. When concrete is exposed to fire it chips and flakes – a process known as spalling. Both effects…

Preventing Floods and Erosion After Fire

August 20, 2015 - in Corporate, Erosion control

California is on fire—again. About 130,000 acres have been scorched in more than 20 major fires actively burning in the state, according to the California…

Urban Resilience in the Smart City: River Flood and Forest Fire Early Detection

April 6, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Sensors

Urban and territorial management systems based on wireless sensor networks already maintain and prevent the disruption of essential city services, in Smart City installations across the globe. By linking the physical world to the Internet, Internet of Things…

Connecticut Fire Department Gets Help from a Drone at a Quarry Fire

February 5, 2014 - in Emergency

The Branford (CT) Fire Department made use of a drone for the first time in the department's history during a fire at the J& J Blasting Company in Stony Creek Quarry last week. Firefighters called an evacuation based on the drones finding, causing the…