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Living in LEGO-Brick Housing Is Closer Than Some Think

11/30/2016 by PWSlack
It would appear that James May's experimental LEGO-brick home has started something interesting...
Views: 159, Comments: 1
Last comment 12/01/2016 by SolarEagle

Building Refurbishment

11/28/2016 by Nnn
Does anyone have a handy checklist for evaluating buildings? I have to refurbish +-120 buildings including steel stuctures. Then I have to quantify...
Views: 312, Comments: 70
Last comment 12/01/2016 by James Stewart

Rare Book: "Air-Supported Structures" by Bailly et al.

11/24/2016 by piolenc
I'm trying to find a book called Air-Supported Structures by Bailly, Mesa, Pardini and Tjerandsen, published by the envirotecture group of the Univers...
Views: 245, Comments: 30
Last comment 12/02/2016 by piolenc

Steel Building for Office Space

11/14/2016 by Jack R. Short
Hi, I'm planning to construct a steel building for my office space. I think it does have the benefits. Will 20' x 24' size be enough. Have to get a r...
Views: 282, Comments: 14
Last comment 11/17/2016 by James Stewart
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Guess the Architecture

29 blog entries, 452 comments (0 Viewing)

Guess the Architecture! for 11/29/2016

11/29/2016 by MaggieMc
Can you figure out what and where this building is? It’s one of my favorites. If you don’t recognize the architecture, be sure to check ba...
Views: 230, Comments: 8
Last comment 12/01/2016 by IdeaSmith

Guess the Architecture! for 11/22/2016

11/22/2016 by MaggieMc
Can you figure out what and where this building is from this sketch? Even better if you can give us the name of the architects! If not, check back to...
Views: 265, Comments: 15
Last comment 11/29/2016 by JIMRAT
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Plant & Facilities Engineering

125 blog entries, 628 comments (0 Viewing)

Engineer's Guide to Corrosion: Part 3

11/25/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Read all three parts of our series on corrosion basics for engineers. Part 1 outlined the basic corrosion mechanism in acid. Part 2 emphasized that mo...
Views: 138, Comments: 1
Last comment 11/29/2016 by energyconversion

Virtual and Augmented Reality Target the Manufacturing Floor

11/04/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Manufacturers are beginning to kick the tires as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) become more viable in production environments. The te...
Views: 31, Comments: 0
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Building & Design Blog

200 blog entries, 1486 comments (1 Viewing)

Sinkholes Happen

11/23/2016 by HUSH
Earlier this month the Japanese city of Fukuoka made news when a very large sinkhole, almost 100 ft. wide and 50 ft. deep, devoured the roadway and ut...
Views: 191, Comments: 1
Last comment 11/23/2016 by Rixter

Making Construction Sites Safer with Virtual Reality

11/19/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Engineers are making most of the fact that every large construction site today is first planned virtually before it is actually built. With the aid of...
Views: 111, Comments: 8
Last comment 11/21/2016 by tonyhemet
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Construction Tools & Equipment

68 blog entries, 357 comments (0 Viewing)

Managing Energy Use in Commercial Buildings

11/17/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Two main strategies exist for reducing both the total energy consumption and the waste in buildings: switch to energy-efficient devices such as LED li...
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Zero Emission Excavator Brings Demolition Indoors

09/15/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Contractors who require the power and efficiency of a tracked excavator to demolish interiors can now rely on an emission-free auxiliary drive system...
Views: 227, Comments: 5
Last comment 09/16/2016 by James Stewart
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GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog

192 blog entries, 1261 comments (1 Viewing)

Heating and Cooling Equipment Data Released

06/17/2016 by geanorm
AHRI released U.S. shipment data for the month of April, 2016 for residential and commercial heating and cooling equipment below 65 MBH. Shipments con...
Views: 278, Comments: 0

New High Efficiency Refrigerants for Low Pressure Chillers

04/13/2016 by geanorm
A potential drop-in replacement for R-123 in water chiller applications was proposed recently by Chemours, the American chemical company that was spun...
Views: 265, Comments: 1
Last comment 04/13/2016 by tcmtech
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VFD Technology Drives HVAC Efficiency

03/24/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Operating motors at reduced speed and horsepower to meet actual load conditions is an integral part of evolving HVAC codes and standards. The need to...
Views: 300, Comments: 0

Heat Transfer Basics Keep Cooling Towers Running

02/28/2016 by Engineering360 eNewsletter
Considering how critical cooling towers are for heat transfer in facilities, one would think that they are carefully maintained. But often the lack o...
Views: 198, Comments: 1
Last comment 02/29/2016 by horace40
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How Would You Fix It? Garage Foundation

08/27/2014 posted in Workbench Creations
by SavvyExacta
The photos below are of a pre-1900 building that was most recently used as a garage. As you can see, there is a problem with the foundation. A plan f...
Views: 945, Comments: 25
Last comment 11/16/2016 by MR. Guest

Caption This for 06/14/13

06/13/2013 posted in Caption This!
by Kaplin
This week's image: Be sure to vote for your favorite caption! Thanks to Usbport for submitting this image.
Views: 896, Comments: 33
Last comment 06/07/2016 by Gwen.Stouthuysen

November 13, 1927 – The Holland Tunnel Opens

11/13/2009 posted in "On This Day" In Engineering History
by Steve Melito
On this day in engineering history, the first of 51,694 vehicles drove through the Holland Tunnel, a dual-tube structure that passes beneath the H...
Views: 944, Comments: 5
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DIY Grape Arbor (Part 1)

09/14/2009 posted in Workbench Creations
by U V
Well, it has been a busy summer. I built this grape arbor for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Then I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee last...
Views: 894, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/17/2009 by U V

Prepare for the Juan De Fuca Disaster

03/27/2008 posted in Rockaholic Adventures
by Shawn
The Juan De Fuca Plate is the modern-day cause of volcanic activity, earthquakes and tsunamis in the northwest quadrant of the continental United S...
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Last comment 10/20/2016 by MR. Guest