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Green infrastructure: New tool to help construction industry reduce carbon footprint

Originally posted on U of T FASE News by Tyler Irving.   A team of researchers from U of T Engineering is partnering with the construction industry to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, bridges, public transit and other major infrastructure projects. “What we’re building is a decision-support tool that can be used in the early … Read More

CIV 150 | Legacy Lecture – Canada 150 Edition

The First 150 Years of Civil Engineering in Canada As Canada celebrates 150 years, we reprint an abridged lecture given by Robert F. Legget in 1977 —in honour of the University of Toronto’s 150th anniversary—with commentary provided by Professor Brenda McCabe in 2017. Click here to read the entire transcribed lecture. Back in 1827 – … Read More

Leslieville Grade 4 Class visits Lassonde Institute

As the students of Leslieville P.S. eagerly look forward to summer, they took some time on their last week before the summer break to visit the Lassonde Institute of Mining. As a culmination to their rock and minerals unit, the grade four class came to learn about how mining affects everyone’s everyday lives, about how … Read More

New partnership establishes a Canadian teaching city for engineering students

Medical doctors learn in immersive teaching hospitals — and now U of T Engineering students will have their own immersive learning opportunities within a real-life teaching city. Later this year, the City of Oshawa will become Canada’s first-ever living laboratory for urban research, allowing students to probe complex municipal issues and test practical solutions for … Read More

Students win grand prize in the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy’s Race to Zero design competition

The team beat out over 50 submissions from four countries during this eight-month competition. The project focuses on building sciences, green energy initiatives and sustainable city development Downtown location with loft-style, open-concept living featuring a bright kitchen, second-floor balcony and no energy bills for life. This net-zero listing is a surprising addition to the rear … Read More

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