While Integrate Project Delivery (IPD) contracts foster collaboration and allow faster project development cycles, the terms of these agreements tend not to fit with traditional pr[...]
A group of engineers from Stanford, California State University, and University of California Berkeley have built and tested an earthquake resistant house they claim can eliminate [...]
A multidisciplinary research study presented at the 2014 Conference of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) provides quantitative evidence of the effect of the desig[...]
By establishing clear policies concerning employee substance abuse, the surveying firms reduce their risk of law suits related to third party injuries caused by accidents involving[...]
One of the challenges engineers face in green design is the cost of solar panels. A new process using inexpensive silicon shows promise in reducing the cost of solar cells. Even th[...]
Engineers who design laboratories in hospitals, R&D facilities, and educational buildings face the challenge of meeting various standards and code requirements for ventilation[...]
As local government official gain awareness of the economic and social costs of preventable health conditions, such as diabetes and obesity, they look to the design community for w[...]
By differentiating naturally occurring compounds in the environment from manmade pollutants, policymakers are able to make better decisions to protect waterways, ecosystems, as wel[...]
New technology provides small surveying firms the ability to expand their business without sacrificing quality or overburdening the business with excessive overhead. All small surv[...]
A team of researchers at the Cambridge Center for Smart Infrastructure is preparing to field test an innovative vibration energy harvester to power sensors used to monitor factors [...]
A new device created by a Stanford engineering professor provides an inexpensive way to determine when pollutants appear in water as well as their concentration. A prototype of a n[...]
The Case for Moving Beyond LEED While the LEED rating system served as a useful benchmarking tool to evaluate sustainable and green design, Steve Mouzan argues a simpler system is [...]