In The Know 04-19-2019
The A/E/C industry is ever-changing because of technology, improved processes, strategies, project delivery methods, the workforce and much more. And we love content that is educational, thought-provoking and inspiring.
So we thought we’d share. Here are five articles that caught our eye this week to help keep you in the know.
The massive fire that burned Paris’ historic Notre Dame Cathedral earlier this week caused the church’s wood latticework roof and iconic spire to collapse, but a good portion of the 850-year-old structure was saved by firefighters. Drone footage shows the some of the damage.
Meanwhile, an interactive graphic from NBC News provides a detailed timeline of what happened.
Read how 3D laser scans taken in 2015 could assist with reconstruction of the cathedral.
From Los Angeles to Atlanta to Arlington, Texas, sports stadiums are becoming the anchor of mixed-use developments across America. More than $12 billion has been spent on sports construction and renovation over the last 20 years to spur entertainment development, according to one outlet.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) video animation below is a few years old, but it provides a fascinating look at every earthquake recorded worldwide from 2001 to 2015, at a rate of 30 days per second. As you’ll notice, most earthquakes occur at tectonic plate boundaries. The end of the video shows all earthquakes together.
From fountains to crystal lagoons, commercial real estate developers are banking on an array of water features to create an atmosphere tenants crave. Water features that are visually interesting provide a place for people to walk, congregate or even dine.
The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area had the largest numeric growth with a gain of 131,767 (1.8 percent) in 2018, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. Texas has four of the nation’s top 10 counties in terms of numeric growth, 2017 to 2018.
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