America’s infrastructure has recently been put in the spotlight. New plans and bills have been put in place to fund work on infrastructure. Experts assert that this increased focus[...]
In a previous blog, we attempted to answer the question: is concrete a sustainable material? Many of the issues with concrete stem from the use of Portland cement. As the demand fo[...]
Liminality, a concept first developed by Arnold van Gennep in the early twentieth century, was originally a term in anthropology to describe the transition stage of rites of passag[...]
Some will sing concrete’s praises due to its recyclability and longevity. Others are more cautious because of the by-products produced by concrete plants – amongst other things. Le[...]
Worldwide, around 0.5 billion whole tires are thrown away annually. Since they never break down, that’s a lot of waste. For years, researchers have studied ways to recycle th[...]
Cement, concrete, and mortar are some of the most extensively used materials on our planet — concrete is the second only to water. There is a constant search for fillers and [...]
As our technologies and computing power increase and more people use them, the need for architects to understand generative design will grow. Generative design is becoming mainstre[...]
The connection between construction and mining is a two-way street. The world’s growing population demands more raw minerals, increasing mining, while also needing more constructio[...]
Not every building has the same acoustical needs. In concert halls you want the music to travel to every part of the audience, but in restaurants or other social places, you want t[...]
Satellite Radar Interferometry, also known as Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) is an active remote sensing technique used in the EAC industry for developing topogra[...]
Since its introduction in 1961 to track satellites, tripod-based lidar scanners have been used by surveyors to develop high-resolution maps. The 3D scanning technology continues to[...]
With the changes brought on by increased globalization, more and more areas – some that were traditionally very homogenous, like suburbs – are seeing shifts to an extremely diverse[...]