It is well known that the Romans were great engineers and their structures have withstood the test of time. Through a millennia of battles to the erosive footsteps at the center of worldtourism, the roadways, temples, and ancient super-structures of the far reaching empire are holding up remarkably well.

In a recent study researchers from Italy and the United States analyzed each Mediterranean port constructed of Opus Caementicium (…or Roman concrete, whichever you prefer). All around…

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At the end of June, our project, 3 Journal Square Residences, opened its doors to residents in Jersey City, NJ. At 13 stories tall, this mid-rise building was built atop an existing four story parking structure. During the early stages, laser scanning was used to document and evaluate the structural elements of the parking garage that the building would be constructed upon. The scan proved to be a valuable tool in communicating the project to…

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I’ve been donating blood for over ten years. I consider myself one of the lucky ones who is both willing and able to donate. Half of that statement wasn’t always true, but I was quickly able to toss my needle-phobia out the window once I did some research. Just simply knowing that a single donation could save one life (or even several) was reason enough to put my fears aside. The need for blood donations…

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Last week I attended and presented at this year’s Facades+ Boston event — a one-day symposium and trade show focused on the importance of high performance envelope design in the AEC Industry.

SYMPOSIUM:

The first half of the day featured three engaging panel discussions.

Panel 1 – Expanding the Envelope: Generating Urban Data for Responsive Design:

This group of panelists urged the importance of data, tech innovation, and digital equity in the Boston built environment. Capturing…

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Why do we have a canteen truck on nearly all of our job sites? The only answer is convenience. The food isn’t cheap, and it isn’t very good – or good for you. Yet at noon when the truck rolls onto the job site and honks its horn, most workers on the site flock to grab a bite–the easiest and most logical option for lunch – the truck is right there! Why bother preparing food…

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