Whip Around Wednesday – Episode 9

31 May 2023

In this episode of Whip Around Wednesdays Zachary Forster points out the latest innovations and current events in the concrete industry.

  • Recently the (W)rapper Tower, designed by Eric Owen Moss Architects, was completed in Los Angeles. Using innovative concrete designs, the 72m tower has achieved a high earthquake resilience rating.
  • Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new BioChar infused cement mix.
  • Holcim partnered with the Norman Foster Foundation to develop sustainable housing for displaced people using innovative concrete designs.
  • A quick wrap up on SmartCrete Connect at UTS, and reminder to register for the upcoming webinar “Performance based specifications for concrete”. On Wednesday, 8 June 2023, four industry experts will share their insights and discuss the implications and possibilities of moving from prescriptive specifications to performance-based specifications.


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