Construction spending forecasts are also a forward-looking indicator for all design professionals. What does the latest AIA Construction Forecast in non-residential sectors indicat[...]
Engineers, architects, and developers involved in Federally funded projects, as well as FEMA funded post-disaster residential reconstruction, need to ensure the structures meet new[...]
Even though the AIA recently rejected a proposed ethics amendment directing its members to refrain from designing spaces where people are hurt, tortured, or killed, such as executi[...]
A modern engineering analysis of the Boston storage tank that ruptured and released a flood of molasses into streets in 1919 discovered design flaws that led to the disaster. Did t[...]
Since the 1950s, traffic engineers and city planners have used the Level of Service ratings as the primary key performance indicator of city streets and roads. Given that the shift[...]
While the single-family home market maintains its slow and steady recovery, the demand for community and neighborhood design services remains strong. A recent press release outlini[...]
While the November AIA Billings Index remained in positive territory, the overall growth in the demand for architecture services continues a downward trend. While the demand for mu[...]
With new image processing apps, lower price points for drones, and favorable FAA rulings, unmanned aerial systems are becoming more accessible to surveyors. What are the benefits o[...]
Computational modeling of any system involving human decision-making is a challenge because people often make unexpected choices. A research team from the civil engineering schools[...]
As professionals in the design build industry, sharing large files with team members, subcontractors, and stakeholder tends to be time consuming, which decreases productivity. Clou[...]
Onondaga County, New York’s Save the Rain program combines sustainable green infrastructure and smart grey infrastructure in an innovative solution to the problem of combined sewer[...]
While the national trend for infrastructure spending remains well below what is needed for safe operations, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission implemented a $5 billion c[...]