Phytoplankton social mixers
MIT News - Civil & Environmental Engineering, 22 hours ago
Tiny ocean plants, or phytoplankton, were long thought to be passive drifters in the sea - unable to defy even the weakest currents, or travel by their own volition. In recent decades, research has shown that many species of these unicellular microorganisms can swim, and do so to optimize light expo...
New Research by McGraw-Hill Construction Shows Dramatic Increase in Use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in North America
McGraw-Hill Construction - Latest Headlines, 22 hours ago
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.
Tweeting the city
MIT News - Urban Studies and Planning, 22 hours ago
On the third Thursday of every month from May through November of last year, SA+P's Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) conducted a live online Twitter discussion on various topics related to cities, under the hashtag #citychat.Like any other hashtag, #citychat is a way to organize a Twitter thread aro...
Japanese School Restoration Wins the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize
Architectural Record - News, 22 hours ago
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.
Urban design with emotions: Designing to cut stress of city commuting
ScienceDaily: Civil Engineering News, September 12, 2014
Unsafe bike paths, traffic jam stress, frightening underpasses -- modern city dwellers face a number of stressors. According to experts, sustainable urban design needs to take into account citizens'' emotional responses to their environment. Scientists are now developing creative methods to capture ...
PNC Arena to Feature Innovative LED Lighting - Building News, September 12, 2014
PNC Arena, home to the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, will usher in a new era for professional sports this season as the first NHL venue in the U.S. to feature LED lighting. The...
An optimal target cost contract with a risk neutral owner
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, August 01, 2014
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 ...
MHS Boilers are fighting fit
BSEE - Building Services and Environmental Engineer , January 07, 2014
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
Builder Online - Construction Trends, December 09, 2013
New Geography contributor Rich Murdocco takes on the questions of how to make housing affordable enough to offset local brain drain.
Damper actuators: Honeywell
Engineered Systems - Issues and Events, October 31, 2013
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...