Buckling up to turn
Bacteria swim by rotating the helical, hairlike flagella that extend from their unicellular bodies. Some bacteria, including the Escherichia coli (E. coli) living in the human gut, have multiple flagella that rotate as a bundle to move the cell forward. These cells turn somewhat acrobatically by unb...
Swinerton Builders Breaks Ground on Design-Build Project at Irvine Valley College
On August 12, Swinerton Builders broke ground on South Orange County Community College District’s first design-build project. The $9.1 million, two-story A400 building is located at Irvine...
New Research by McGraw-Hill Construction Shows Dramatic Increase in Use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in North America
At a national meeting today of the BIMForum in Tacoma WA, McGraw-Hill Construction presented highlights of its new research showing the rapid advance of Building Information Modeling (BIM) usage by architects, engineers, contractors and owners in North America.
Japanese School Restoration Wins the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize
On November 13, the efforts of the Architectural Consortium that spearheaded the historic building''s salvation will be honored when they are presented with the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Designing healthy cities
SA+P's new Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) is joining forces with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in a new research collaboration focused on how design can help improve urban health.The research will support AIA's efforts through the Clinton Global Initiative's Decade of Design: Global...
An optimal target cost contract with a risk neutral owner
AbstractPurpose - Target cost contracts are commonly used to share the monetary outcome of work or a project. However, discussion is ongoing, as to what constitutes optimal sharing. This paper examines optimal sharing and derives a result for defined risk assumptions on the owner (risk neutral) and ...
Conference to explore new approaches to urban infrastructure
On April 10-11, the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) will bring together political leaders, infrastructural engineers, design professionals, and academics to explore how to shape sustainable infrastructural futures for cities around the world. Keynote speaker for the 2014 Scaling Infrastructur...
MHS Boilers are fighting fit
Staff and visitors at the newly built Portway Lifestyle Centre in the West Midlands will benefit from a low carbon heating and hot water system from MHS Boilers, which is expected to contribute to a BREEAM ?Very Good? rating.
Affordable vs. attainable
New Geography contributor Rich Murdocco takes on the questions of how to make housing affordable enough to offset local brain drain.
Damper actuators: Honeywell
Honeywell has launched a universal replacement Low/Medium Torque Actuator for fire and smoke dampers. The updated, UL555 and UL555S compliant actuator is designed to simplify the replacement process by offering new time-saving installation features in addition to reducing the number of models distri...