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Aleatory architecture

The definition of aleatory is from the Latin word alea, meaning “dice,” and connotes that some element of a project is left to chance. This appears contrary to the traditional view of architecture and structural design in which little is left to chance. 369 more words

If architecture be the food of love, play on

What can food and Shakespeare tell us about the role that construction materials play in a region’s culture?

Over the Christmas break, I visited Stratford-upon-Avon. The original quote from The Bard (which I have butchered in the title) is the famous first line from Twelfth Night: 498 more words

Construction Materials

Sheila Elgert

Title: Material Coordinator

Company: Ledcor IP Holdings Ltd.

Location: Thorsby, Alberta

Sheila Elgert garners 15 years as material coordinator for Ledcor IP Holdings Ltd… 146 more words

Oil And Gas Services

What is an irregular building?

Yes, in new construction building there is such a thing as irregular buildings. According to the International Code Council, 2015 IRC, page 45, define an irregular new construction building as one that has exterior shear wall lines or braced wall panels that are not in one plain vertically from the foundation to the uppermost story in which they are required. 405 more words


Plastic in the Parking Lot

If you’re anything like me, a parking lot is probably one of the last places you’d look for green construction materials, other than maybe recycled asphalt. 250 more words


Ryan Carrington: United We Stand

United We Stand exhibition addresses work ethic and labor class of the blue and white-collar workers in the United States.  Ryan Carrington,  an artist and  a sculpture lecturer at San Clara University, uses construction materials, clothing items and chalk drawings to depict different labor class in his recent exhibition at… 516 more words

Exhibition Reviews

BBC News ignores yet another story about Hamas appropriation of construction materials

Since the conclusion of the hostilities between terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip and Israel in the summer of 2014, the BBC has devoted considerable coverage… 612 more words