According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “more than half of energy use in homes is for heating and air conditioning”. Add to this the fact that the average U.S. hou[...]
We have been coating materials since we first started building structures. From rubbing wax into hides to repel water to modern steel coatings to prevent corrosion, we have been st[...]
With the recent bills and initiatives to help improve our infrastructure, there has been a lot of focus on its current state. Many are shocked to learn that 43 percent of our roads[...]
A big component of designing and building a structure is understanding the stress the components will be under. This can be somewhat hard to measure and harder to monitor. Some mat[...]
The world of construction materials is constantly evolving. New construction materials are being researched and offered to the public all the time. Here are some of the new constru[...]
Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, our society has made more of an effort to make spaces accessible for people with disabilities. However,[...]
An important part of constructing buildings is including protection in the design. As wildfires and the climate continues to worsen, protection from fire damage is becoming increas[...]
Historically, the construction sector has been slow to adopt new technologies and methods. This reluctance has had an impact on the efficiency of construction. Here are 3 ways to i[...]
Climate change has an impact on biodiversity, but biodiversity also changes the impacts of climate change. In this blog post we will be going over the link between the two and some[...]
Renewable energy could be the technology that saves us and the planet from changing climate. We have to be careful though – some aren’t as environmentally friendly as they seem. Re[...]
With big examples in modern pop culture, like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s home, minimalism has become one of the top design styles. In this article, we will be going back to ba[...]
Rumored to have been first discovered in 1962, graphene was rediscovered in 2004 at the University of Manchester. Years went by and the researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize in [...]