With more than half of the world's population living in urban areas, many government agencies are investing in research projects to improve the safety of city dwellers. One issue that has emerged in the wake of natural disasters is building implosion, a practice that involves the strategic use of explosives to cause a structure to collapse into its footprint, minimizing the physical damage to the surroundings.  Researchers used Phantom cameras to study how explosives affected a variety of concrete structures with the hopes of improving their ability to safely demo buildings in urban environments. 

Concrete Testing