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[...]
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[...]