Toronto reveals the top five shortlisted designs for the new Keating Channel pedestrian bridge. Researchers study the secrets of how ancient buildings remain standing for hundreds of years. Engineers and Geoscientists BC release a new guide on Embodied Carbon Considerations for Structural Engineers. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in the beginning of October.
Toronto presents five shortlisted concepts for the new Keating Channel pedestrian bridge. Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto, in collaboration with Host Nation and Treaty Holder, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, shared the shortlisted finalists for the bridge last Thursday, offering up some impressive visions for the city's next landmark bridge. The public is being asked to vote on the finalists based on six criteria.
Scientists study ancient ruins to learn how their buildings have endured for so long. Modern concrete has greater strength, but less endurance, than ancient buildings. Researchers have discovered ingredients such as tree bark, volcanic ash, rice, beer and even urine in these structures, which may give these buildings unique properties, such as increasing strength over time and the ability to self-repair.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC release a new guide on Embodied Carbon Considerations for Structural Engineers. Engineers & Geoscientists BC released a new Practice Advisory: Embodied Carbon Considerations for Structural Engineers. It was developed with the support of the Structural Engineers Association of BC (SEABC), and it provides guidance on understanding embodied carbon in building design, calculating embodied carbon, and minimizing embodied carbon in the primary structural system through the design and decision-making processes.