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[...]
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[...]