A team of structural engineers and architects faced multiple challenges when modernizing and retrofitting buildings that once served as the studios for Warner Brothers. How did the[...]
Recent innovations in technology, energy efficient lighting, and design have set the stage for media architecture.  What effect will digital facades have on the urban built environ[...]
As the use of underground space for construction and design becomes more commonplace, engineers around the world often debate the benefits and disadvantage of tunneling vs. open cu[...]
Tensegrity engineering and architectural design utilizes a combination of isolated components, usually bars or struts contained inside a continuous net of precisely compressed cabl[...]
The aftermath of Hurricane Irma left much of the Florida Keys, the Virgin Islands, and the Caribbean completely uninhabitable, wreaking havoc on wastewater facilities and even unde[...]
An organization called the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is responsible for overseeing the LEED rating system, and this institution has very different criteria depen[...]
In 2001, a young engineer from Hungary had the marvelous idea to invent a light transmitting concrete that would eventually revolutionize the design industry forever.  His name is [...]
For architects and engineers specializing in sustainable construction practices, an exterior façade of conventional solid brick is often a preferred aesthetic.  However, concerns o[...]