Thousands of miles of open-air aqueducts traverse the state, but evaporation losses make them susceptible to waste. One project aims to solve the problem with a clean-energy producing solution
University of Virginia researchers have proven that 3D printing geometrically complex structures made of soil and seeds is possible, spotlighting a critical innovation in the quest to make construction more environmentally sustainable
Given the level of carbon emissions construction generates, the industry knows it has to smarten up its environmental act. Part of the sector’s response will be to embrace more green construction materials, while some, like timber, have been a part of the industry for centuries.
Plastic is a dirty word among those who are concerned about its impact on the environment. However, in construction, plastic is playing an increasingly important role in helping deliver pipes, cabling, roofing products and other elements that make up the built environment.
The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project aims to safeguard part of America’s most-populous city from potential flooding induced by rising sea levels
Rising tidal activity, in part driven by climate change, increasingly threatens coastal communities. Officials are assessing shore defenses around the country, including considering seawalls. But are such structures the answer, or are there more effective alternatives?
Engineers have a crucial role to play in making the built environment greener, particularly when it comes to delivering infrastructure that impacts the world around us. In an interview with Bluebeam, expert Tim Chapman of Arup and the Institution of Civil Engineers spells out what needs to be done.
The construction industry needs to address not only the operational carbon of a building – what it emits throughout its use – but the embodied carbon in buildings, which is linked to the materials used to deliver it, along with the construction activity itself.