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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Increasing Concrete Strength by busting Molecules?

The people over at wired have a cool article on our favorite material, concrete. Don’t worry glass, aluminum and asphalt, we love you guys too. Concrete by far is one of the most ubiquitous building materials, and has been. One thing we learned is that cement production contributes 3.5% of US emissions. Using less stronger concrete […]

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Holland tunnel…elevated

This is a really cool project/idea. It takes proven technologies and implements them in a whole new way. Our heads are spinning at the design and civil engineering possibilities. It does seem to be area specific though. Can’t wait tot drive through one! https://www.wired.com/2016/07/submerged-floating-bridge-isnt-worst-idea-norways-ever/

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A road printer?

Check out the attached “road printer” from Road Paving Systems in the Netherlands. The terms “road” and “printer” are used loosely here, it looks like a paver and brick installation device.  While the idea of being able to just spit out paver/brick roadways similar to a mouse click in Sim City, is probably every Civil Engineers dream, doesn’t […]

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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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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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History of the Hydrant

Here is an interesting history, and FYI on fire hydrants. http://gizmodo.com/why-fire-hydrants-don-t-freeze-and-burst-during-winter-1619974872?amp&amp

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Solar Roadways

On the surface, no pun intended, this seems like a phenomenal idea.  We’ve always wondered about making our roadways smarter.  This is a great start.  The video is a little silly, but we love the idea. We contributed to the cause, and hope you do the same!

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Damn those Dams.

As Civil Engineers, we have to understand our impact on the world we live and create in.  Civil Engineering has changed a lot from FDR’s days.  We understand that there is a very real reaction to what we do on the planet.  We’re very interested to see this film that has won accolades at this […]

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Greywater Case Study

When we started on the project for UCSD Revelle Unit 1, one of our directives was to evaluate a greywater (graywater) system for the dormitories.  Greywater is defined as: a wastewater generated from domestic activities such as laundry, dishwashing, and bathing, which can be recycled on-site for uses such as landscape irrigation and constructed wetlands. Greywater differs from water […]

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