Tag: Design Thinking

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Nonprofit works to print 3D schools in hard-to-reach rural areas

Started six years ago by Colorado teen Maggie Grout, the nonprofit is now on the cusp of printing its first 3D school in Madagascar.

Buro Happold sets ambitious company and client climate targets

The global engineering consulting firm Buro Happold recently set ambitious targets for achieving net-zero carbon status as a company and reducing the carbon emissions of its clients.

Why are Alexa and Siri designed to be so nice?

Author Carla Diana explores the thinking behind why your smart devices — such as Alexa, Siri, and even exercise equipment — are intentionally designed to include social qualities.

Preparing highways for connected and automated vehicles

A new paper in the "Journal of Infrastructure Systems" discusses the challenges and opportunities required to support CAV operations.

How can college campuses be designed to be more equitable?

A recent panel engaged the challenges and opportunities of designing for equity on college campuses.

What are the costs of life-cycle distributed stormwater control measures?

A new paper in the "Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment" presents a module that advances understanding of stormwater cost profiles using a process-based tool.

Engineers, planners ‘re-envision’ the post-pandemic design of cities

One takeaway from a webinar series by the Los Angeles Headquarters Association is that it’s often engineers who are empowered to implement strategies to improve the equity and inclusion of designs.

Why should engineers join together theory and practice?

David Blockley, Ph.D., F.IStructE, F.ICE, author of Building Bridges: Between Theory and Practice, talks about the huge gaps between what engineers know, what they do, and why things go wrong.

Slideshow: Foster + Partners unveils Guangming Hub master plan

Foster + Partners has released its competition-winning design for the Guangming Hub, a transit-focused development on a high-speed rail link in Shenzhen, China.

Josh Giegel, CTO of Virgin Hyperloop, talks technology and transportation

Josh Giegel, the chief technology officer of Virgin Hyperloop, chatted with Civil Engineering magazine about the technology and future implications of hyperloop travel.