Tag: Luke Carothers

Gondor to Dubai: Chainmail as a Structural Solution

By Luke Carothers During the Iron Age (1200-300 BCE), nobility and royalty as well as their protectors began wearing shirts of interwoven metal rings...

Learning from Roman Concrete

By Luke Carothers For years, engineers and laypeople alike have pondered over the great concrete structures of Ancient Rome, admiring their enduring beauty and awing...

Light Rail Expansion in Seattle

By Luke Carothers Just a few months ago, on October 2nd, Seattle’s Northgate Link Extension was completed.  This 4.3 mile, three station extension builds on...

To Rehabilitate or Replace: Merchants Bridge

By Luke Carothers Merchants Bridge, also known as Merchants Memorial Mississippi Rail Bridge, is a steel truss bridge that spans the Mississippi.  Built in 1889,...

Rebuilding an Underfunded Community in Houston

By Luke Carothers In Fall of 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas and Louisiana to devastating effect.  The storm, and the catastrophic flooding that...

Building Towards the Sun: Vertical Construction in the Middle East

By Luke Carothers Led by cities like Dubai, the Middle East has seen an enormous growth in large scale construction projects over the last...

Mesas, Cliffs, and the Ancestral Pueblo

By Luke Carothers Located in the American Southwest, some of the world’s most impressive early examples of vertical engineering can be found perched on the...

Using Geospatial Data to Mitigate the Spread of Disease

By Luke Carothers One of the most frequent topics of conversation in the AEC industry is the collection and use of data.  Tied up in...

Investing in Innovation: The Ion

By Luke Carothers A major topic of discussion in the AEC industry is the potential of older, existing structures.  Rather than accruing environmental debt through...

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