When people find out there are invisible particles in their food or water, they become alarmed.Arizona State University professor Paul Westerhoff has dedicated his career to producing research that answers people’s questions and moves them past fear.“The things I do are not from a scare-mongering point of view, but trying to answer objective engineering questions,” said Westerhoff, a professor of in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at ASU.
Innovations in Tribal House, a presentation of course findings. December 1, 2016 in the College Avenue Commons 3rd floor atrium.
We welcome you to the Del E. Webb School of Construction to celebrate the results of a new course:
Community-Based Design: Innovations in Tribal Housing (Con 598: Indigenous Project Delivery).
The aim of the course is to investigate affordable, sustainable, energy efficient, and culturally-responsive housing prototypes. The course is a result of collaborations with two Arizona communities, Gila River and Tolani Lake. While each community had different objectives, both were interested in exploring residential construction as an economic generator through self-build, local materials and/or training opportunities.
With the student work on display, we hope to begin a dialogue regarding tribal housing in terms of performance, cost, design, project delivery, innovative materials and alternative energy. Both Gila River and Tolani Lake will be in attendance. We welcome your input and feedback.
Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to: Brianne.Arviso@asu.edu
Also, save the date for Construction in Indian Country Conference, April 17 – 19, 2017.
Engineers Week celebrates the great achievements of engineers, but next year, the week will be truly big – as in ASCE’s giant-screen IMAX movie, Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World, which has its world premiere Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.Bechtel, presenting sponsor of Dream Big, will partner with ASCE as 2017 chair of the DiscoverE Leadership Council for the event.