“Structural engineers can make a big difference in terms of sustainability”

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“Structural engineers can make a big difference in terms of sustainability”

DGNB Blog all about sustainable building written by Pia Hettinger Buildings contain a lot of material. These in turn are valuable resources that are becoming increasingly scarce and are responsible for many CO2 emissions. Structural engineers can counteract this consumption of materials on a massive scale. At least that is how professor Patrick Teuffel sees […]

The world in a grain – or when we run out of sand?

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The world in a grain – or when we run out of sand?

Howard Mc Allister, a researcher at the University of Hawaii, estimated that the number of sand grains at all the world’s beaches count to around 7.5 quintillions or 7.5 billion billions. I have no idea if this number is correct and even if it sounds a lot, sand is a resource, which is an essential […]

Traditional Japanese wooden techniques – Introduction of a practical usage and a basic interlocking joint system.

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Traditional Japanese wooden techniques – Introduction of a practical usage and a basic interlocking joint system.

Ways to recognize the Nature ” Remarkably, there is evidence that modern Asians also tend to see the world as consisting of continuous substances, whereas modern Westerner are more prone to see objects.” This is one of a sentence extracted from [1]. The book also mentions the difference in the way Americans and Japanese recognize […]

Sustainability in structural design

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Sustainability in structural design

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