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The Ancient Material That’s Being Used To Develop Earthquake-Proof Skyscrapers? Wood.

By Associated Engineering Press

Some of the fastest-growing cities in the world sit in high-risk earthquake zones. That’s why researchers are trying to figure out how to build tall buildings using a material that’s not only plentiful and renewable, but even more resistant to earthquakes than conventional building materials. Sources: GizmodoPhys.orgCivil + Structural EngineerProfessional BuilderIHS Engineering 360Global Construction ReviewAlabama News Center

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: December 1, 2015    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,