Environmental + Sustainability

Environmental news, green energy news, green technology, engineering and construction. Sustainability news for the AEC industry.

Structural Design Challenges in Haiti

On Jan. 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the southwestern corner of the island of Hispanola, devastating the poorest nation in the western...

Sustainable tall wood arrives

CREE Buildings innovative timber and concrete hybrid technology enables architects to design stunning tall wood buildings up to 30 stories, that can be erected...

Sustainable tall wood arrives

The Austrian green building firm CREE GmbH has opened its U.S. operations in San Francisco, CREE Buildings. The company's innovative timber and concrete hybrid...

Sustainable practices in everyday design

The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico underscores our obligation as engineers to improve the planet, and sustainable design and practices...

Risk and sustainable project contracts

Q: Legislation is being implemented around the country to create new construction building code requirements related to sustainability and other “green” building certifications that...

Sustainable concrete products

Recyclable expansion joint Since concrete contracts and expands with temperature changes, a filler is needed between slabs to keep concrete slabs from buckling or...

World record for environmental standards

Located on the Las Vegas strip, the $1.9 billion, 50-story Palazzo literally takes luxury to new heights. The tower complex has 3,066 guest suites, 450,000 square feet of world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment; and an underground parking garage with space for 4,330 cars on four levels.

Highlighting sustainable design

This month we're launching a new feature that invites you, as structural engineers, to submit essays describing your lives outside of structural engineering. Do...

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