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Sand Dams

The Power of Sand Dams

October 14, 2015

Ever since last week’s blog on the 7 strangest, most beautiful dams in the world (you can read it here,) I haven’t been able to get sand dams out of my mind. Sand dams are helping people all over Africa,…

World's Largest Dams

The World’s 7 Most Amazing Dams

October 8, 2015

Dams are an integral part of modern society. They provide power to millions, create new land for development, and help store water in reservoirs. In this week’s blog, we take a look at the seven most strange and beautiful dams…

Concrete

For the Love of Concrete

September 28, 2015

Concrete has been around for millennia. Some accredit the Romans with the invention of this sturdy building material, but in actuality, rudimentary concrete had been used for thousands of years before them in places such as Babylon and India. There’s…

Smart Infrastructure

Connecting the Roads: Smart Infrastructure

September 22, 2015

It seems like everything is becoming connected: your car, your phone, your refrigerator, your TV. Pretty soon your entire life will be online. Many industries are creating products and technologies to connect ‘the internet of things’ and make your everyday…

3d priting

3D Printing the Buildings of Tomorrow

September 15, 2015

Image courtesy of wikipedia commons. 3D printing has captivated the world since it first debuted in the 1980s. It may have taken a while for this technology to pick up speed, but 3D printing has exploded in recent years. Clothes,…

Plumb Bob

Plumb Bob: Friend or Foe?

September 8, 2015

Image credit: http://www.haeschecollectibles.net/ Silly titles aside, we all know the plumb bob is our friend; there is no doubt about that.  This tool has been used for at least the last 4,000 years, probably longer, to ensure that our buildings…

Engineering San Antonio

Top 10 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

August 31, 2015

Designing a bridge is no simple task.  Along with the many important structural aspects that need to be taken into account, designers also have to think about the aesthetic qualities of the design.  That’s why, when an engineer can combine…