Tainted Water

Tainted Water

A chemical spill in West Virginia highlights the role engineers play in disasters By Tom Gibson In early January of 2014, Andrew Whelton, then a civil and environmental professor at the University of South Alabama, gathered some students and headed to Charleston, West...

Manufacturing Breakthrough

Siemens 3D-prints a turbine blade By Tom Gibson As a form of additive manufacturing, the process of 3D printing has been used to build myriad plastic prototype parts to serve as a model to show a design’s fit and form. But never has a 3D-printed part been...

Solid Engineering & Design

Serves Up Advanced Computerized Mechanical Engineering By Andrea Dace “It started from sketches on notebook paper,” recalls Gavin Rumble, owner of Solid Engineering & Design, a mechanical engineering consulting firm in Lexington, North Carolina....

Interface Engineering

MEP Engineering Firm Transitions to Sustainability At Clackamas High School, Interface engineers incorporated daylighting, photocells to sense light, and occupancy sensors to turn off lights in unoccupied rooms – Credit Stephen Cridland When Interface...

Solarcrete

Insulated Concrete Wall Panels for Energy-Efficient Buildings Catch On Back in the 1970s, masonry contractor Mark Graham thought there must be a better and faster way to build structures than by stacking bricks and cinder blocks one by one in mortar. He came up with a...