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Did you know that lake Ballard in Australia is the site of a major environmental art installation made of 51 metal figures? Salt lakes are not an ideal environments for concrete structures due to the presence of chloride and sulphate ions.
PhD Grant scheme for the 74th Annual RILEM Week in Sheffield (30 August-4 September 2020) Application for the grant is open to PhD students or recently graduated (after 1st January 2019) PhDs who are: 1) under the age of 35; 2) residing in any of the countries where a special discount RILEM membership fee is applicable. Please refer to the RILEM webpage for a complete list of these countries; 3) who are presenting an accepted abstract at the conference. Winners will receive: 1) A lump sum of up to €1500, to cover travel costs to the location of the 74th RILEM Annual Week, Sheffiled – UK, and subsistence costs to participate in the event; 2) Registration at the conference, including the gala dinner and all social events; 3) 3-year RILEM membership; 4) the opportunity to have a highlighted presentation during a conference session; 5) the opportunity to have a formal meeting and photographs with the RILEM presidency at the conference. For more info, click here or email Daniela Ciancio (RILEM Implementation Manager) at rim[@]  
A new timber and concrete tower, dubbed “Tree House,” rising 140-meters, will be built next to the Central Station of Rotterdam. It will be the tallest hybrid structure in the country. Construction is expected to begin in 2021, with completion in 2024. More info available here.
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