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A Deutsche Bank whistleblower just pulled a gutsy move to highlight what's wrong with Wall Street

The former Deutsche Bank risk officer was one of three whistleblowers who reported improper accounting at the German bank to regulators in 2010 and 2011.<p>In 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission imposed a $55 million fine against the bank over the issue.<p>Ben-Artzi is due a share of 15% of …

Wall Street

Household battery storage costs: So near and yet so far

The main points:<p>SolarQuotes has done a great job putting together data on 28 different household storage systems on the market to date. The data …

10 Stunning Staircase Designs That You Will Love

Granted, staircases are a functional feature in a home as they connect two or more levels to allow us to climb up and down. However, with a bit of …

The 100 coolest works of architecture in the world

For those who want to brush up on their architecture knowledge, we've compiled a ranking of the 100 coolest buildings and structures on the planet.<p>These include old and new pieces of architecture all over the world, including museums, wineries, religious spaces, skyscrapers, transportation hubs, …

Architecture

Autodesk releases LIVE, an Interactive Visualization Tool for Revit

Last week, Autodesk released Autodesk LIVE, a new cloud-based visualization service. It quickly transforms a building information model (BIM) into an …

Hardscaping 101: Wood Decks

Would you like to add an extra 250 square feet of living space without spending more than $1,882? That’s the average cost of a new wood deck; read on …

When Design Is Hostile On Purpose

Intentionally unpleasant structures are intended to shape human behavior<p>The purpose of design in public spaces is typically to make objects and environments more comfortable, functional, and convenient. But in some cases the exact opposite is true. Design can be intentionally repellent, …

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Handsome House XL is constructed almost entirely from cross-laminated timber

Slovenian architecture firm SoNo Arhitekti completed a gorgeous modern home that’s stunning in its use of contrast and texture. Created for a large …

Traditional Indian Architecture Meets Contemporary Office Space in This Naturally-Lit Design by Studio Symbiosis

Studio Symbiosis Architects is amidst the construction process for <i>Punjab Kesari Headquarters</i>, an 18,000 square meter office space in Delhi NCR, India.<p>…

Solar panels study reveals impact on the Earth

Researchers have produced the first detailed study of the impact of solar parks on the environment, opening the door to smarter forms of farming and …

Innovative Concrete Building Inflates

By Kevin Wilcox<p><b>Inspired by plaster casts, a U.K. company has developed a concrete-impregnated fabric that can be used to create inflatable …

Engineering

Infrastructure costs to rise 25% by 2020

RICS’ Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) says that civil engineering costs rose by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2015 compared with the …

Say Hello to the Latest Technology in Civil Engineering: PlasticRoad

Plastic is recycled into all manners of things – toys, shopping bags, and of course, plastic bottles. But what you may not have heard of until now is …

Civil Engineering Tips: Beam Analysis in Stadd Pro

Hello dear readers, here is a beautifully explained Beam Analysis video tutorial by Parag Pal. Learn how to analyze beam using stadd pro software. …

UK construction sector ends 2015 on a high note

Commercial building in cities and chancellor’s £12bn pledge to boost infrastructure spending lifts industry’s outlook<p>Construction firms ended 2015 in party mood after a recovery in housebuilding during December.<p>According to the Markit/Cips UK construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI), …

Book Review: Introduction to Creativity and Innovation for Engineers

Having valued the clarity of presentation in Stuart "Stu" Walesh's webinars on engineering management at asce.org, I reached out to him in early …

Book Reviews

Creating Real-time Navigable 3D Infrastructure Models

Admin on February 15, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Feature, Featured, Modeling<p>Designing successful infrastructure projects is one thing. …

5 Civil Engineering Failures and What They Taught Us

Whether it’s a dam that proves the necessity of better inspection techniques or a famous bridge that just couldn’t stand the wind, the built …

Engineering Students Win 4th Straight Time at Deep South

News Article<p>Engineering Students Win 4th Straight Time at Deep South<p>03/14/2016<p><i>The Deep South winning steel bridge team includes (from left) Jason</i> …

Referendum blamed as construction growth dries up

The latest monthly survey of purchasing managers shows growth in construction output at its weakest for almost three years and incoming new work …

Tech Companies Are Forcing Utilities Into Renewable Energy

Image source: Getty Images.<p>No one is doing more to force utilities to build renewable energy more than corporate customers across the U.S. If a homeowner or a few thousand in a utility's territory decide to install rooftop solar systems and reduce demand from the grid, it'll hurt a little, but …

Robots are set to take the jobs of millions of Asian workers in the coming years

In the next few decades, about 56% of all salaried workers in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam could be displaced by automation and advanced technologies, such as 3D printing. That’s the conclusion of an extensive series of new studies by the International Labour …

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Steelmakers hope special products can save them from Chinese onslaught

MANILA/LONDON (Reuters) - Steel producers in high-cost countries say their best hope for surviving the global glut is to develop higher value specialised products. But they will still face a tough time competing with low-cost Chinese producers that are breathing down their necks.<p>A general view …

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Construction Matters: How Advances in Brick, Steel, and Concrete Changed Architecture

How the technology behind the building blocks of construction informs the craft and creativity of architecture<p>In an era of insane renderings and conceptual construction projects, Georg Windeck, an architect and teacher at Cooper Union, wanted to take a different look at technology’s relationship to …

Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis-Modeling and Analysis of Stair