TKDA, a Saint Paul based engineering, architecture and planning firm, recently awarded two scholarships to help fund the education of University of Minnesota students pursuing a degree in engineering or architecture. One of this year’s recipients of the TKDA scholarship is Rachelle Hallberg, an architecture student from Lindstrom, Minn., and a freshman at the University …
How Can Engineers and Architects Impact Climate Change?
It keeps getting hotter and many people are unsure why. Global warming is in full effect; here's how engineers and architects can impact the climate change.
6 tips for crafting a killer diversity strategy for your business
Diversity is a hot topic in modern business. But many make the mistake of thinking that it is just restricted to women in the workplace, or flexibility for working mothers, when in reality the umbrella covers a much wider range If you’re considering crafting a diversity strategy for your business, knowing where to start can seem like an overwhelming task Aubrey Blanche is the head of diversity and inclusion at Atlassian. Personally, she identifies as an LGTBQI Hispanic American woman. Professionally, she is an endless resource of knowledge about how businesses can implement and succeed at diversity and inclusion. 1. Start small Rather than some grand gesture, Blanche says small things consistently can make a huge…
How the Tree Outside Your Window Helps You Save Money
New study highlights the energy-saving benefits of city trees.
4 reasons you should absolutely keep an eye on Computer Vision
Computer Vision is a way for a machines to recognize, understand and interact with a picture, 3D objects, or videos. Here are 4 cool applications of CV.
What Is Environmental Engineering Anyway?
Ever since humanity first decided to stop wandering through the wilderness in order to create a more permanent, stationary civilization we have engineered the land to suit our needs. From the construction of aqueducts and canals to the building of bridges, we have manipulated the world around us in order to provide the communities we …
Valley dams have engineers brimming with confidence
The crisis at the Oroville Dam and its spillways has some people in the Valley a little scared about dangers at our dams.
What Do the Markings on Underground Utilities Mean?
Whenever a new road is constructed, the contractors building the road must pay special attention to the underground utilities. These are marked with different colors.
Will UAS Mapping Impact the LiDAR Market?
With the latest FAA relaxation on UAS flight regulations (FAA Part 107), the mapping industry are taking a serious look at practicality and usefulness of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in complementing or completely replacing some current mapping approaches. These relaxed rules have occurred in concert with noticeable advances in image processing algorithms, implemented in low... Read More
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…