Rising Sea Levels & Urban Planning

With rising water levels, cities are developing innovative approaches for urban planning to protect neighborhoods who are most vulnerable to flooding. To tackle one of the largest outcomes of climate change, rising sea levels, architects, urban planners and engineers around the world are designing solutions. Boston is the latest US city to take action. The […]

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Women in Construction

“The traditional labor pool of young, white men who are the children of construction workers does not exist anymore. They went to college,” University of Massachusetts Labor Resource Center Director of Research Susan Moir said. With less men on the work site, women are beginning to take lead. Men are stepping into different career paths […]

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New Technology – Better Job Sites

There’s a new trend in technology that is quickly enhancing and reshaping the way our projects are constructed and completed. Experiencing a labor shortage in the construction industry, companies and firms are looking for other options to enhance productivity. Suffolk introduced Smart Labs and a new type of technology called the CAVE. With the use […]

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Nature Knows Best

Here is a great video demonstrating the importance of taking nature and biomimicry into consideration within design concepts. Mimicking natural elements in our designs, creates an organic flow. It is important to consider the natural design of the elements around us. As simple as understanding why the beak of a bird may be shaped a […]

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Be a traffic engineer for a day…or two.

Have you sat in traffic and complained that there’s too much traffic? Have you lamented wasting up to 42 hours a year waiting in traffic (average for US Cities)? Do you think you can do it better?! Well you can! Kind of. Check out  Freeways, a new release from independent game maker Justin Smith. There’s […]

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Taking ideas from Mother Nature

Here is a great article from phys.org that talks about using biology as an inspiration for engineering. Materials science will only be able to take us so far, and it’s going to be the advent of using the materials we have and know how to work with in new ways that will help us create […]

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Cool Pavements

Los Angeles is experimenting with “Cool Pavements”. The concept is that there are large heat island effects that occur in urban areas. The dark surfaces from black tar roof shingles, asphalt pavement and other dark materials absorb more sun than their lighter counterparts. The mayors office is trying out Cool Pavements from a company called […]

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Romans: Master Builders

Its not like we need another reason to appreciate that the ancient romans were the best engineers in the history of mankind. Ok. We’re prone to hyperbole when we see structures lasting over 2000 years. These engineers worked without the benefit of science, of recorded data, of a network of individuals that could communicate what […]

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Sinkholes!

Heres a video from Practical Engineering that explains sinkholes with a demonstration using certain soils that could erode away during saturation.

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Engineering in Warfare

Here’s a cool little article on how engineering affected warfare as far back as the Ottoman Empire. Engineers used their intellect to help a besieged town. Take a quick read after the break. While we don’t offer services to besieged castles, we do offer Site, Grading, and Utility engineering which involves digging. Is that close […]

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