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On September 2, 1806, the Swiss village of Goldau was destroyed in a landslide. After an estimated 40 million cubic meters of earth came down on the village and 457 people died, th[...]
America’s infrastructure has recently been put in the spotlight. New plans and bills have been put in place to fund work on infrastructure. Experts assert that this increased focus[...]
In a previous blog, we attempted to answer the question: is concrete a sustainable material? Many of the issues with concrete stem from the use of Portland cement. As the demand fo[...]
Liminality, a concept first developed by Arnold van Gennep in the early twentieth century, was originally a term in anthropology to describe the transition stage of rites of passag[...]
Some will sing concrete’s praises due to its recyclability and longevity. Others are more cautious because of the by-products produced by concrete plants – amongst other things. Le[...]
Worldwide, around 0.5 billion whole tires are thrown away annually. Since they never break down, that’s a lot of waste. For years, researchers have studied ways to recycle th[...]
Cement, concrete, and mortar are some of the most extensively used materials on our planet — concrete is the second only to water. There is a constant search for fillers and [...]
As our technologies and computing power increase and more people use them, the need for architects to understand generative design will grow. Generative design is becoming mainstre[...]
The connection between construction and mining is a two-way street. The world’s growing population demands more raw minerals, increasing mining, while also needing more constructio[...]