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LAND profs propose series of  enhancements for “Ike Dike”

LAND profs propose series of “Ike Dike” enhancements

posted June 15, 2015
A proposed “Ike Dike” to protect the Galveston/Houston area from hurricane storm surges should incorporate business parks, public spaces and pedestrian thoroughfares, concludes research funded by Texas A&M’s Institute for Sustainable Coastal Communities.
Ph.D. student’s healing garden research earns national award

Ph.D. student earns award for healing garden research

posted March 26, 2015
Naomi Sachs, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M who is developing methods to design and assess healing gardens in healthcare settings, was honored for her work with a New Investigator Research Award from a national healthcare design group.
Toys, plants provide alternative digital interface for kids, elderly

Viz Lab developing alternative interface for digital interaction

posted March 10, 2015
Instead of using keyboards, mice and screens to interface with digital technology, young children and the elderly are delightfully using stuffed toys and plants developed at Texas A&M’s Department of Visualization.
HRRC identifying best practices in long-term disaster recoveries

HRRC identifying best practices in disaster recoveries

posted March 10, 2015
A research team from Texas A&M’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center is working to identify best practices in pre- and post-disaster planning in communities recovering from a variety of natural and man-made disasters.
Study finds construction industry slow to adopt, utilize technology

CoSci study finds builders slow to adopt technology

posted March 5, 2015
The construction industry’s tentative embrace of technology is detailed in a survey developed in part by Texas A&M construction science faculty. The "mixed bag" of results results, researchers say, provide insights, surprises and concerns.
TAMU disaster researchers pen four scholarly articles in JAPA

JAPA features 4 papers by TAMU disaster researchers

posted March 4, 2015
Texas A&M’s national prominence in disaster planning research is evidenced in the February 2015 Journal of the American Planning Association special issue in which four of the publication’s 10 articles were penned by Texas A&M faculty and former students.
Hazard researchers to participate in vulnerability, resilience center

A&M researchers collaborate in U.S. resilience center

posted March 3, 2015
An elite group of urban planning researchers from Texas A&M University have been selected to play an integral role with scientists from 11 universities in a nationwide initiative aimed at helping communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters.
Professor earns prestigious award from elite engineering group

Prof earns merit award from elite engineering group

posted February 20, 2015
For outstanding achievements in service and teaching architecture professor Charles Culp received the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit from the Life Members Club of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
CHC study reveals decay on Alamo’s iconic west facade

CHC study reveals decay on Alamo’s iconic west facade

posted February 6, 2015
The iconic west facade of the Alamo is slowly wearing down. Researchers from the Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M have found that the base of a decorative column flanking the Alamo’s main entrance has lost from 5 to 7 centimeters of its limestone surface since 1960.
Timesaving digital daylighting simulation technique developed by Texas A&M research team

Researchers integrate BIM with daylighting simulation technique

posted February 4, 2015
Texas A&M researchers recently developed a new technique that facilitates the simulation and evaluation of daylight effects within a digitally rendered architectural model, significantly reducing the time and skills the process once required.
CHSD participates in AIA Design & Health Research Consortium

CHSD selected for prestigious AIA research consortium

posted January 29, 2015
Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems & Design has been selected as a charter member of the American Institute of Architects’ Design & Health Research Consortium, a group formed to spur university-led research investigating how design affects public health.
CHC symposium to showcase Alamo conservation initiatives

Heritage symposium to focus on Alamo conservation efforts

posted January 15, 2015
Efforts to conserve the Alamo, Texas’ historic shrine to liberty, will be presented by speakers from a wide variety of disciplines at the CHC's 16th annual Historic Preservation Symposium, scheduled Feb. 20 – 21, 2015 at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M campus.
Study finds Mueller development raises residents’ physical activity

Study shows more physical activity in Austin development

posted December 17, 2014
A CHSD study showed that residents of Austin's pedestrian-oriented Mueller development walked more and had improved social interactions with their neighbors compared to their previous neighborhood.
TAMU team refines software to help visually impaired readers

TAMU researchers refine iPad software to aid sight impaired

posted December 3, 2014
Refinements improving the experience of visually impaired people using iPads as reading devices were developed by Francis Quek, Texas A&M professor of visualization, and Yasmine N. El-Glaly, assistant professor of computer science at Port Said University in Egypt.
GIS software developer to keynote Texas A&M’s GIS Day celebration

GIS software head to keynote Texas A&M GIS Day celebration

posted November 14, 2014
Clint Brown ’78, director of software products at Esri, the world’s leading developer of geographic information system applications, will keynote Texas A&M’s GIS Day festivities 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Memorial Student Center Room 2300E.