Designer risks in commodity pricing and supply chain disruptions

As the US emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increased demand for construction materials—a demand that will surge if Congress ever passes infrastructure revitalization investment legislation. Limited product inventory and ongoing supply change disruptions only compound the issue of swelling demand as this leads to increased construction costs and longer lead times for obtaining materials. In... Continue Reading →

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. Some designers are looking at new ways to design structures that takes... Continue Reading →

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