Six SinBerBEST and non-SinBerBEST researchers from UC Berkeley recently authored an article discussing innovative uses of Octet-Truss Engineered Concrete (OTEC.) It is a lightweight structure created in the empty spaces of the ultra-high performance, fiber-reinforced concrete with very-high compressive capability. OTEC leverages porous concrete’s thermal-insulating properties while sustaining strength and rigidity. Please click here to access the article.
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14 researchers from SinBerBEST, UC Berkeley, Nanyang Technological University, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Florida State University, and University of Southern California recently published a paper on a platform-specific design process for smart buildings. In this case, a platform is a library, or a collection of components and their associated configurations that can be leveraged to create a design.
SinBerBEST2 held its Inaugural Annual Symposium entitled: Sustainable Buildings as Cyber-Physical-Social Systems on the 6th July 2018 at CREATE, Singapore. Researchers from SinBerBEST2 presented their state-of-the-art research work over the past year. They also heard from local and international experts on topics related to energy and the built environment. A total of 100 participants attended the symposium. Finally, tours and demonstrations were offered in the Cyber-Physical testbed that was designed to facilitate research on sustainable tropical buildings.
The Science Journal published research findings from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, and University of Cambridge on CO2 conversion using renewable energy. Professor Joel Ager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of California at Berkeley, and Professor Alexei Lapkin, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at University of Cambridge, discussed their viewpoints on utilizing surplus renewable grid electricity to transform carbon dioxide into commodity chemicals.
The Structural Safety Journal will be publishing research findings from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore, Chungbuk National University, and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya on using performance-based engineering and multi-criteria decision analysis for designing sustainable and resilient buildings. Please click on the link to download the full article.