We are pleased to announce CSM’s intensified effort into several innovations to address the issue of sustainability of concrete construction. The synthesis and exploitation of biomass silica for sustainable construction on soft soil has attracted much interest. The development of new cementitious products as a low carbon media is an exciting work in progress. Pervious concrete pavement for rainwater harvesting and flash flood mitigation are among some of the initiatives undertaken to improve the quality of life. It is important that we maintain our passion for the innovative utilization of concrete for the benefit of mankind.
Earn Pin developed a passion for IT while he was pursuing his first degree in electrical engineering in UTHM (prviously known as KUiTTHO). I was writing up my PhD thesis then and applied for the IRPA research grants. Upon approval of the grant, Earn Pin was engaged to assist me under the working student scheme. We formed the IT-Lodge (www.it-lodge.com) team and explored possibilities. Continue reading
(ELIE, MANITOBA, Canada) — At 79 years of age, late-blooming inventor and former gravel-pit operator Guy Bergeron is likely responsible for filling more sandbags than any other person alive.
“Twelve bags every 7.5 seconds,” the Manitoban says proudly.
He’s talking about his invention, The Sandbagger, a tarantula-like machine that automates the backbreaking work of stuffing sandbags.