A construction science professor is working to lower the cost of highway construction bids by optimizing data-driven construction scheduling methods in advance of a $1.5 trillion federal highway infrastructure rebuilding proposal.
Data security, automation, and a rising demand for digital modeling are three technology trends impacting the building industry in 2018, said James Benham, guest lecturer of construction science and CEO of JBKnowledge, Inc.
Faculty and graduate student researchers in the Texas A&M College of Architecture have developed a new method to calculate proposed health care facility space requirements that overcome significant limitations of previously established procedures.
With a National Science Foundation grant, Texas A&M Professor of Visualization Francis Quek has developed technology for talking books that allows people who are blind to access more literature with increased command over their reading experiences.
Teacher, firefighter and professional athlete used to top the list of what students at Neal Elementary in Bryan wanted to be when they grew up. But in the past couple of years, Neal students in a Texas A&M study began to include variations on "engineer" in their list.
Ahmed K. Ali, an assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M University, earned the Architectural Research Centers Consortium’s 2018 New Researcher Award, a prestigious accolade bestowed annually to an emerging scholar.
The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat island effect.
Inspired by her passions for art theory and computer science, Sarah Brown, a senior Texas A&M visualization student from Ft. Worth, created a computer program for building new, exciting color palettes with harmonious hues.
Jerry Tessendorf, an Academy Award-winning professor from Clemson University who revolutionized the use of fluid simulations in computer graphics, is joining the Department of Visualization faculty in 2018 as a Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Faculty Fellow.
In the nation’s capital, congressional staff and professional meterologists heard Phil Berke, professor of urban planning, present research-based strategies aimed at heightening communities’ ability to withstand and recover from natural disasters.
Using motion-tracking technology, Texas A&M visualization researchers are developing and testing an enhanced play system aimed at boosting children’s’ imaginations and enriching their story-telling and writing skills.
Editor’s note: Texas lawmakers heard Shannon Van Zandt, professor of urban planning, describe the significant housing difficulties low-and moderate-income people face as they recover from devastation caused by August 2017’s Hurricane Harvey.
To facilitate the proliferation of green roofs and walls throughout North America, Texas A&M researchers have called for the development of standards and guidelines to improve research, policy development and management within the industry.
Municipalities are more responsive to natural disaster plans that focus on a single threat, such as flooding, than they are to comprehensive resiliency strategies, according to a study evaluating how U.S. cities are adapting to the impacts of climate change.
People older than 60 are more likely to meet federal walking recommendations if they have younger neighbors, or a human or animal companion to walk with, according to a study that included two College of Architecture researchers.