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To Fight Climate Change, Roofs Need to Chill Out

To Fight Climate Change, Roofs Need to Chill Out The recent heatwave that overwhelmed much of the U.S. prompted New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare a state of emergency according to The New York Times, announcing, “We have not seen temperatures like this in at...

Cornish footbridge to Medieval Castle Doesn’t Quite Meet in the Middle

Cornish footbridge to Medieval Castle Doesn't Quite Meet in the Middle A new footbridge has been installed at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, England, that replaces a land bridge lost over 500 years ago. The project consists of two sections of bridge that don't quite...

Six Most Common Causes of Low Cylinder Breaks

Six Most Common Causes of Low Cylinder Breaks It seems like low-strength breaks always happen at the worst time, when your schedule is already delayed and you are trying to move your project along. Under ACI and CSA Standards, a break is considered to be low when an...

Malaysia is Fighting the Climate Crisis with Better Buildings

Malaysia is Fighting the Climate Crisis with Better Buildings Buildings account for nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and more renewable energy will be needed to meet targets mandated by the Paris climate accord, according to Architecture 2030, a...

How Severe Weather Damages our Roadways

How Severe Weather Damages our Roadways Since 1950, the number of record high temperature events in the United States has been increasing, while the number of record low temperature events has been decreasing. The U.S. has also witnessed increasing numbers of intense...

Advanced Traffic Management is the Next Big Thing for Smart Cities

Advanced Traffic Management is the Next Big Thing for Smart Cities Traffic congestion is rising in cities around the world. Contributing factors include expanding urban populations, aging infrastructure, inefficient and uncoordinated traffic signal timing and a lack...

Certified Passive House in New York Generates all of its own energy

Certified Passive House in New York Generates all of its own energy In New York’s Hudson Valley, a beautiful new beacon for sustainable, net-zero design has taken root. New York-based North River Architecture & Planning recently added another energy-efficient build to...

The Thyssenkrupp Test Tower Explores the Elevator Technology of Tomorrow

The Thyssenkrupp Test Tower Explores the Elevator Technology of Tomorrow Every day, a new urban development the size of Manhattan is built on Earth; this growth explosion presents expanding cities with major logistical hurdles. To understand—and solve—the inevitable...