One Small Step
A concept design for an inflatable habitat on Mars incorporates indigenous ice as a structural element and a shield to protect occupants from galactic cosmic radiation....

Pro Bono Solar Project Restores Power to Puerto Rican Shelters

Supertall Timber
At 350 m tall, this supertower would be three times the height of the California Redwoods and boast a structural system that is 90 percent wood....

Hear Me Roar

Power and Speed
A new venture aims to build an underground cargo distribution system that operates at airline speeds using an electromagnetic levitation and propulsion system....

Sculpture Balances Six Porsches High in the Air

Largest Mass Timber Building in U.S. Takes Shape in Minneapolis

Earthquake-Resistant Bridge Under Construction in Seattle

Engineering: An Illustrated History from Ancient Craft to Modern Technology, Edited by Tom Jackson. New York City: Shelter Harbor Press, 2016

Structurally Independent Theater Systems to Be Added to California High School Auditorium

Calibration of Jackup Leg Foundation Model Using Full-Scale Structural Measurements
The fitness of jack-up rigs to operate in varying water depths and weather conditions is determined by "site-specific" structural assessments. These assessments are conducted by a wide range of companies...

Heave Compensated Landing System - A Novel Tool for Subsea Intervention
This paper presents a new intervention system that allows the use of a low cost workboat to deploy and recover delicate payloads in subsea installations. Vessel motions are decoupled from the subsea package...

New Tower Will Alter Milwaukee�s Skyline, Improve Access to Lakefront Attractions

The Structure of Design: An Engineer�s Extraordinary Life in Architecture, By Leslie Earl Robertson. New York City: Monacelli Press, 2016

Moscone Center Expansion Links, Enlarges Spaces Below and Above

Around the Bend
An architecture firm envisions an inverted U-shaped tower in New York City that would outstrip the height of current megatall structures and replace it with length....

Towering Views
A proposed observation tower for New York City�s Central Park would comprise the world�s tallest temporary wooden structure and include a wind-powered system to filter water from the reservoir it would...

Earthquake-Resistant Bricks Could Improve Structural Performance

An extraordinary tree-covered, mixed-use structure that crosses a highway on the outskirts of Paris has been chosen as the winning design for the Pershing site (16/24 boulevard Pershing � avenue de la parte des Ternes) of the Reinventing Paris competition, a city initiative that has opened up 23 sites for innovative, modern developments conceived by architects and urban planners...

Novel Tube-Based Fish Passage System Offers Alternative to Ladders, Lifts, and Hauling





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