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US And China To Build High-Speed Rail Between LA And Vegas

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Source: Gizmodo.com.au

China has been given the go ahead to build a high speed rail from Los Angeles to Las Vegas called the XpressWest.

The railway will run 230 miles and will connect the 2 major cities in a mere 80 minutes.

Construction is set to kick off next year in September and is expected to cost US$7billion by the time its completed.

China is quite experienced in connecting cities via high speed rail and won this particular contract after years of negotiating.

Find out more at http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/09/the-us-and-china-just-made-a-deal-to-build-high-speed-rail-between-la-and-vegas/

 

Australia Could Lead the Way in Strong, Durable Concrete

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Source: www.concretenetwork.com

According to a post on Sourceable.net Australia could become a pioneer for the creation of durable and long lasting concrete if proposed changes for the criteria for concrete durabililty come to pass. It would mean Australia has the best standards for concrete production in the world.

The criteria would mean that concrete would become more sustainable and long lasting because according to experts international standards aren’t sufficient in addressing premature deterioration.

The post on Sourceable.net quoted expert Farhad Nabavi from Xypex Australia who said that existing international standards governing concrete building materials fail to address one of the primary factors in its premature deterioration. The Australian standard would attempt to address this concern.