April 24, 2012

News: Biotechnology-driven Concrete Structure featured at About.com, A part of The New York Times Company

http://construction.about.com/b/2012/04/22/biotechnology-improving-buildings-earthquake-resistance.htm

Recent earthquakes around the world have pushed engineering and architect to rethink and redevelop new strategies to reinforce concrete structures. Architect Wilfredo Mendez, is analyzing how bio-adapted structure made of concrete will behave when influenced by seismic forces. Mendez initial thoughts and conclusions have determined that concrete structures could be simulated and compared with the human femur bone. His design has been based on 'force-driven morphology, mechanical resilience and environmental adaptation'.




Special thanks to Eng. Juan Rodriguez, About.com Construction editor