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Since 1959, there have been two official versions of the foot used in land surveying – the U.S. survey foot and the international foot. In 2022 the U.S,. survey foot will be offici[...]
Building Information Modelling, or BIM, was first conceptualized in the 1970s. Since then, BIM has become a widely used approach in the AEC industry. Research is being done to stre[...]
Structures like bridges and railways play a vital role in communities and monitoring their structural health is a key aspect of public safety. Traditionally, that has been a labori[...]
Since the beginning of recorded time, river deltas have played an important role in human history. Ancient human civilizations began thanks to the Nile and the Tigris-Euphrates del[...]
Water treatment is very important for public health. Cleaning the water protects us from dangerous pathogens and other threats – including heavy metals. There are many different me[...]
Traditionally, structural and construction materials have been reinforced using synthetic fibers, such as geosynthetics, polymer fibers, and metallic fibers. Most of these are petr[...]
The study of the way substances interact is the basis for many fields of science and engineering, e.g., how chemicals interact is the basis for chemical engineering. The fluid-stru[...]
Engineers have been stabilizing the ground for centuries – even the Romans did it – but all the common methods used today come at a high cost and aren’t very envi[...]
Land surveyors already use a lot of high-quality technology – including GPS receivers, 3D scanners and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – to help them take accurate measurement[...]