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  • How Much Carbon Footprint Do All Commercial Buildings Have?
    Carbon emissions from American buildings are among the highest in the world, eclipsed only by China. In 2015, homes and businesses accounted for 12 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. Learn how much of that comes from commercial buildings and what changes are being made.
  • The Best Colleges for Civil Engineering
    Civil Engineering may not get as much attention as other STEM disciplines but it’s an important area of study if you want to work on the design, construction and maintenance of civil projects like roadways, bridges and buildings. Learn about the best colleges for a civil engineering degree.
  • How Can We Upgrade Our HVAC Systems?
    Have you ever noticed how different parts of the same building can have greatly different comfort levels when it comes to temperature? Learn about a heating and cooling system known as multi-zoning, which can solve this issue.
  • The Top 5 Reasons You Should Become a Civil Engineer
    No one knows what civil engineers do. That is, unless, you are one. And why in the world would you want to be? It's a valid question, so let me explain.
  • An Introduction to the Field of Civil Engineering
    Civil engineering is the oldest and one of the most versatile branches of engineering. Every structure that we see around today is a creation of civil engineering. Learn more about this fascinating discipline.
  • Basic Methods of Waste Management
    After the industrial revolution, waste management became an important and necessary function. Learn some of the main methods used in managing waste products today.
  • Causes and of Rust and Protection Through Galvanization
    Rust is a process that occurs when oxygen and moisture contact exposed metal. With the settlement of moisture in dents, and with an increase in the contact period, rust is formed. Rusting is intensified with high temperatures and increased humidity, and leads to a deterioration in the metal.
  • Green Rooftops for Energy Efficiency
    The LEED system for energy efficient building construction, maintenance, and operation has led to renewed interest in roof gardens and greenery. Several important considerations should be examined for retrofit and new construction of such systems.
  • Architecture in Civil Engineering
    Civil engineers and architects complement each other’s' work. An architect takes care of the design and shape of a building whereas a civil engineer takes care of the technical nitty-gritty like the strength of the building. Architecture is art; civil engineering is more about physics
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