Archinect - News 2015-11-30T05:00:08-05:00 Supercomputing project simulates architecture's influence on urban microclimates Alexander Walter 2015-03-24T13:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:35:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A research team from the Mechanical Engineering department at University of Utah is using high-performance computing resources from XSEDE to instantaneously and accurately simulate how infrastructure elements, such as parks, buildings, and parking lots, as well as their specifications and variations, affect air characteristics and quality in urban settings.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Moved to Care competition winners highlight the importance of safe healthcare for all Justine Testado 2014-04-08T13:56:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:14:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No matter what country you live in, everyone deserves access to safe and secure healthcare. Re-emphasizing this global issue is Building Trust International's Moved to Care competition, which sought feasible design solutions for a portable healthcare facility for high-demand regions in Southeast Asia.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of over 200 registered entrants, a U.S. multidisciplinary team consisting of Patrick Morgan, Jhan&eacute;a Williams, and Simon Morgan won the Professional category. The jury also selected nine honorable mentions from around the world.</p><p>For the Student category, &lsquo;REFLEX&rsquo; by Christopher Knitt (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA) was named the winner along with four honorable mentions.</p><p>Check out the winning entries below.</p><p><strong>Professional category winner:&nbsp;</strong> <strong>Patrick Morgan M-Arch, Simon Morgan MPH and Jhan&eacute;a Williams M-Arch (USA)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Student category winner: "REFLEX" by Christopher Knitt (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Learn more about the projects on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Radioactive Fukushima Concrete Found In New Japanese Building MikeChino 2012-01-17T12:47:00-05:00 >2012-01-17T13:43:37-05:00 <em><p>Following last year&rsquo;s nuclear disaster in Fukushima, there has been a great deal of public concern over the contamination of local food sources and water and now, newly constructed buildings can be added to the list of radiation fears in Japan. A three-month long survey of students in Nihonmatsu City turned city officials onto the presence of high levels of radiation in one recently built three-story apartment complex.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>