Cluster project makes global news

An engineering research project that emerged from the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong has made global headlines.

The magazine, The Economist, has published the project in its latest Science and Technology issue, describing the novel approach adopted by Cluster members, Austeng, Deakin University and the City of Greater Geelong.

Featuring in the local Geelong Advertiser in July and on our website, the project aims to solve the age-old challenge of concrete cancer in steel-reinforced concrete. 

Two pedestrian bridges reinforced with glass and carbon fibre, and using a more environmentally-friendly cement, are expected to be completed in Geelong next year, helping to reduce embedded energy and lifecycle costs for major urban infrastructure. The project was partly funded by a Federal Government grant to the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong.

Read the full article in the Science and Technology section: “A pair of Australian bridges try to cure concrete cancer”.