From algal blooms to dead zones, we cause considerable damage by allowing nitrogen to be released into our waterways. Since the activated sludge process commonly used at water trea[...]
We thought we would have some fun this week and do a round up of some of the latest designs using unusual materials. It’s all about carbon lately. Carbon fiber is a popular – often[...]
Current tunneling schedules and costs are hard to estimate due to the uncertainty of geologic conditions. This leaves everyone – engineer and client alike – wondering what the fina[...]
GNSS, or Global Navigation Satellite System, are the satellite constellations that provides positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services on a global or a regional scale. GPS [...]
As our planet’s climate changes, scientists hunt for ways to assess, forecast, and mitigate the risks from fires and other hazards. Our current prediction methods, based on previou[...]
Modular construction is on the rise. Some clear benefits to modular construction are that it’s faster and safer than on-site construction, allows for better quality control, and it[...]
With an event like COVID-19, we are starting to have a better understanding of the value of spaces like gardens and parks. Many people took up gardening during lockdowns and more p[...]
Coral reefs provide vital habitat for a whole myriad of oceanic life. While they are important to preserve for their own sake, coral reefs also benefit coastal structures and commu[...]
Often the biggest danger is the one we can’t see. If we don’t know about something, we can’t prepare for it. Knowledge is half the battle with natural disasters. From surprise eart[...]
Using the latest technology in construction is nothing new. However, since perhaps the development of the shovel, nothing has had the ability to change the construction industry qu[...]
Phytoremediation, or the use of plants for hazardous waste remediation, is an increasingly popular idea for treating waste – particularly heavy metals. It could be an environmental[...]
On September 2, 1806, the Swiss village of Goldau was destroyed in a landslide. After an estimated 40 million cubic meters of earth came down on the village and 457 people died, th[...]