Tag: steel

An infrastructural business model for the 21st Century

Steel is a sustainable building material in addition to being cost-effective.

Virginia Tech professor seeks to improve steel structures through planned geometrical cutouts that better absorb loads

While working as a structural engineer in California, Matthew Eatherton saw myriad ways the steel industry could break from century-old methods and delve into the then-burgeoning fields of subtractive and additive manufacturing – the later commonly referred to as 3-D printing – and improve building performance.