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Matt Mahon talks about the use of timber in multi-family residences in this PechaKucha presenation for NY Build.

Matt is an acoustic and audiovisual consultant in Arup’s New York office and is involved in a wide variety of projects, from performing arts facilities to corporate fit-out.  Matt studied mechanical engineering at Northwestern University and has a background in live sound and broadcast.

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Takram Design Engineering

BY KAZ YONEDA
@ VOL 95 ON SEP 26, 2012

Kaz Yoneda (of Takram Design Engineering) talks about a recent project with a Korean company that saw him try and design the "water bottle of the future." Taking the concept far beyond the traditional idea of a water bottle, Kaz shares the final, innovative solution that Takram Design Engineering created in response to the challenge. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 20, 2013. 

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Structural Bamboo

BY STEFANO PODESTÀ
IN GENOVA

Stefano Podestà is a structural designer and Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering, dealing with masonry historic structures and wooden structures mainly. Fascinated by new frontiers, he has dedicated himself to the bamboo study within the structural field for several years, building projects in developing countries.

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Acoustic... What?

BY KITO SOUSA COUTINHO
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 20, 2013

Kito Sousa Coutinho, a Portuguese acoustic consultant based in Hong Kong, talks about his work and passion: acoustics. He explains the difference between sound and noise, and how to tweak various environments for optimal sound.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 6, 2014.

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Engineering Belief

BY LAUREN WHITE
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 27, 2015

Lauren White is an Engineer and art enthusiast. 

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Controlling water by using a multi-pronged approach of modern engineering and technology

BY 游新福 HSIN-FU YU
@ VOL 29 ON JUN 25, 2016

From a professional background in hydraulic engineering, Yu Hsinfu shares the serious flooding of days gone by in Ilan's Luodong Township, and how water was controlled using a multi-pronged approach of modern engineering and technology, which included hydrology, environmental and human conditions, in which the various factors of prevention and alleviation were taken into account.

 

游新福從水利工程的專業背景分享宜蘭羅東過去淹水嚴重,如何以現代工程與科學的分法治水,包括水文、環境與人的條件等,包括預防與紓解的各項因素考慮進來。

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Construction 2000

BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 01, 2016

Juho Viitasalo shares Construction 2000, a unique geometric steel sculpture in Helsinki, Finland. Its most eye catching feature is a 600 kg pyramid that seems to float in air without any support. This 10 meter tall physics defying structure has stood since 1982 and is truly unique in the world. However it is still somewhat unknown. Construction 2000 was designed by Markku Viitasalo and now his son wants to take the design to the world out of the confines of the office block where it stands in Helsinki. More information here: http://viitasalo.com/himmeli/

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 3rd, 2017.

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Mass Timber: Changing the Way We Build Our Cities

BY ROBERT JACKSON
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Mass timber is really the newest way to build a building in over 100 years. Thanks to new manufacturing technologies, these massive blocks of wood are allowing engineers to push the limits of what timber can do as a structural material. I’ll be sharing my experiences of working and designing with timber, why I’m inspired by it, and how it’s changing the way we build our cities.

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Housing 2.0: More Than Bricks and Mortar

BY MAIRI LAVERTY
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Mairi Laverty is an architect at Collective Architecture. Mairi joined Collective Architecture in 2010 after completing her Masters in Advanced Architectural Design at Strathclyde University. During her studies she spent 4 months studying at the ETH in Zurich. Since joining Collective Architecture, Mairi has worked on a variety of projects ranging from sustainable masterplans, public buildings, large scale housing, conservation and regeneration projects. Mairi completed the award winning residential regeneration project in Sighthill and is currently developing proposals for Phase 1 of the Water Row regeneration project in Govan, Glasgow. Mairi previously worked with Elder and Cannon Architects and John Gilbert Architects in Glasgow. She has also taught part time at Strathclyde University and has engaged in student design reviews as a guest critic at the Mackintosh School of Architecture. In addition to teaching, Mairi has been a judge for the Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Awards and has most recently presented at Dundee University as part of their guest lecture series.

collectivearchitecture.com / @Collective_Arch

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Queens Cross Housing Association

BY NICK RONAN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Originally from Newcastle on Tyne, Nick Ronan has worked in social housing for 32 years, initially in London and in Glasgow since 1994. He has delivered several social and affordable housing developments across Glasgow, particularly in the West End. These have included new build projects, conversions and rehabilitated tenements to provide social rented flats and houses, supported accommodation, mid- market rent and shared equity. Nick’s interest lies in overcoming the practical challenges involved in providing affordable and sustainable homes that people want to live in. 

qcha.org.uk / @QueensCrossHA