Tag: Design

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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.

AI-driven building facade will learn and ‘improve’ itself

A 53-story tower, dubbed Vertical Oasis, will be capable of harnessing nature through a combination of factors such as renewable energy harvesting and AI.

Modern roundabouts boost traffic safety and efficiency

The modern roundabout keeps traffic moving more safely and efficiently. Studies even credit these roundabouts with reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Guides offer practical help with load provisions of ASCE 7-16

To assist practicing engineers, ASCE has developed supporting guides that provide detailed descriptions of the wind, seismic, tsunami, snow, and rain load provisions in ASCE 7-16.

Medieval structure reworked to make acoustics sing

Engineers enlarged a former medieval hospital in Ghent, Belgium, and fine-tuned a host of its site features to improve the acoustic performance of the building as a modern concert hall.

Slideshow: Zaha Hadid Architects-designed art center in China underway

The art center will be located within a lake with a tunneled road extending underneath it. A four-pronged latticed canopy will visually unify the art center’s distinct venues.

Airports at risk from sea level rise could more than double by 2100, study finds

Researchers examining the threat to coastal airports from future sea level rise estimate that at least 10% of air routes could be disrupted.

University of California, San Diego shake table to be upgraded

The world’s largest high-performance outdoor shake table, a backbone of seismic studies, will be upgraded to move in six directions by October.

Regenerative design, the salvage economy, and one building’s quest to ‘live’ sustainably

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta is not like other buildings.

Slideshow: Winning cycle and pedestrian bridge design features restrained curves

The bridge in Heidelberg, Germany, will connect the city’s central train station with an express bike pathway on the opposite riverbank.