Photo taken August 2016 on Brittanny's trip to Rome, Italy
Outdated is the best word to describe current infrastructure practices.
As engineers continue to come up with new and innovative ways to make human existence less harmful to the planet, constructing sustainable infrastructure is achievable. But what is "sustainable infrastructure"?
Everything has a lifespan, including infrastructure. Infrastructure is defined as the day-to-day structures used to support our society. Sustainable infrastructure aims to maximize the lifespan of infrastructure while minimizing environmental impact during construction, and usage period.
By incorporating more sustainable practices into the way we exist, the more we can reduce the harm to the planet. Regardless of belief, the world would be a far better place if we all aimed to be a bit better today than we were yesterday - That is what sustainable infrastructure achieves.
The study and analysis of soils is an integral part of engineering design. The mechanics behind soils allow us to determine the foundations required for buildings, roads, retaining walls, and underground facilities. The main properties considered in geotechnical engineering are deformation, strength, and the flow of water through soils.
There are numerous certification programs around the world that contribute to sustainable buildings and infrastructure. One of the most common rating systems is LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Hudôr (water) + logy (the study of) can be described as the engineering science focusing on water distribution and the time associated with this. Factors include occurrence, circulation, storage, and spatial distribution.
WELL BUILDING STANDARD
What if buildings could be built around your health and well-being? That is the exact goal of WELL building standards!