Tag: disaster-resistant construction

Denise Nelson

The Case for Sustainable Infrastructure: ASCE’s Online Course, Policy Statements and Resources

April 16, 2020

The American Society of Civil Engineers promotes sustainability in the design and construction of infrastructure. In support of that...

Rob Goodier

Five Questions for Elizabeth Hausler, Founder of Build Change

March 12, 2020

The aphorism that insanity is repeating a mistake and expecting different results could have been written for the disaster...

Charles Newman

Featured Design Manual | Towards Safer School Construction: A Community Based Approach

February 21, 2020

The field manual Towards Safer School Construction: A Community Based Approach has quickly begun to inform and affect standards...

Charles Newman

Featured Design Manual: The Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA)

January 27, 2020

The most common response to large-scale disasters is a well planned effort to ‘build back better.’ Increasingly, however, the...

The Conversation

As the Climate Changes, Architects and Engineers Need to Design Buildings Differently

November 7, 2019

In the past seven years, four major disasters have caused serious disruptions in the Northeast and Midwest United States....

David Gibbs

Let’s Turn Scrap from Wrecked Homes into Hurricane-Resistant Construction Materials in the Caribbean

October 5, 2018

The first Category 5 Hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the Lesser Antilles arc of Caribbean islands decimated...

The Conversation

Far-Sighted Adaptation to Rising Seas Is Blocked by Just Fixing Eroded Beaches

September 6, 2018

Editor’s note: Following this analysis of erosion at US beaches, please see a discussion of the challenge as it...

Guest Author

‘Supermud’ bricks could help tackle the world’s housing crisis and cut carbon emissions that cause climate change

June 28, 2018

The world is about to experience one of the biggest housing booms in history over the coming decades. In...

Guest Author

How to Build an Earthquake-Resistant Home: An Earthbag Construction Manual

March 18, 2018

The folks at Good Earth Global kindly prepared this guide for Engineering for Change’s members and readers. Please see...

Rob Goodier

A new digital tool takes the guesswork out of making compressed earth blocks for construction

November 28, 2016

An experienced soil analyst can discover clues about the dirt with little more than water, a jar and a...


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