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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Millennials want homes too…

Interesting longform article about Millennial trends in home buying, and how broad stroke assumptions of how living in urban areas isn’t always what they’re looking for.  As borderline millennial. I love the idea of bringing urban to suburbia. http://www.curbed.com/2016/6/21/11956516/millennial-first-time-home-trends-suburbs?utm_medium=email&utm_source=digg

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Hope you’re not scared of tight spaces..

Switzerland announced the opening of a 35 mile tunnel for high speed rail. This tunnel was 17 years in the making. Take a look at the article after the break. A stunning achievement.

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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church – Update

We recently flew some footage of the progress at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Dana Point.  Footage is in 4K, and detail is astounding if you can view in full resolution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqjtK-dT1gY

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We learn more from our mistakes than our successes

Here is a great Civil engineering lessons learned infographic generated by the folks over at the Russ College of Engineering at Ohio University. This is very well done piece of work! You can find the original page here.

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Building Bridges…

…is not only a metaphor here, it’s a reality that connects communities.  This is the stuff that excites us like no other.  Practical engineering, real architecture.  The whole community coming together to make the raw materials, and build something that they find useful, and it is a labor of love.  It’s a beautiful sight. We […]

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The world, it’s a changin’

Los Angeles’ Sixth Street Viaduct/Bridge was first introduced to us in Grand Theft Auto.  While it’s not the George Washington, or Brooklyn Bridge, it is one rife with history, mostly cinematic history.  It’s a place all very familiar to us from the movies.  The bridge is degrading because of the alkali silica reaction from using […]

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Quick. Take the turbolift down to Engineering!

As far as technology goes, just think about where we were last last year, five years ago, (the first iPad hadn’t been released yet), ten years ago, you may have been thinking of upgrading to Windows XP. If you think about elevators, they haven’t changed much in the last 25 years.  Welcome to the future! These […]

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Treehouses for Big People

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/383163/adults-who-live-in-tree-houses/

Here is a really interesting video that captures our imagination.  Some of us built tree houses, but this takes it to a new level.  We wonder if there is a way to calculate the strength of a tree while it’s still standing.  Wind load of a tree in a forest?  As we get back to […]

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3D Printing a neighborhood

This is an amazing prospect for low income housing, planning, engineering, and construction. Our minds are blown to be able to build a home with one 3D printer. http://www.businessinsider.com/3d-printed-houses-are-here-2014-9

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