The Future of Infrastructure Could Be Revolutionary

The Future of Infrastructure Could Be Revolutionary

A revolution in infrastructure is on the way, according to Melodie Yashar, director of building design and performance at ICON. Speaking on a recent episode of ASCE Interchange, Yashar explored what’s in store for materials, systems and new horizons, observing...
Are Floating Cities the Solution to Rising Seas?

Are Floating Cities the Solution to Rising Seas?

Brief  The Maldives recently greenlit the construction of a floating community and a similar development off the coast of South Korea by Bjarke Ingels Group is underway. Are the efforts a realistic bulwark against climate change or merely a sci-fi distraction?  ...
How to Design High Performance Buildings

How to Design High Performance Buildings

Brief  In this article, we outline the top three benefits of designing high-performance buildings and share key strategies to integrate high performance design into your current workflow.   Insight The term ‘high-performing’ may bring different...
A Concrete Idea for Disposable Coffee Cups

A Concrete Idea for Disposable Coffee Cups

Brief  The low-density polyethylene that forms part of a typical disposable coffee cup makes the cups difficult to recycle, but may one day be a suitable substitute for sand in making concrete. Researchers at Australia’s Victoria University have found that...
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