2008/Sep/30 Announcement of New Shareholder "I am pleased to announce that, in recognition of his outstanding performance and significant contributions with RWDI over the past 8 years, Suresh Kumar has been appointed a Principal of RWDI, effective August 1, 2008."
2008/Sep/29 Designing Natural Ventilation "In its simplest form, natural ventilation is as simple as opening a window or door; it permits some form of air exchange with the outdoors. At the other end of the spectrum, natural ventilation implies an engineered balance of driving forces and pressure losses to move air through a building at predictable minimum flow rates, to provide adequate ventilation for air quality, for thermal comfort and to manage heat loads.
2008/Sep/24 Dallas Cowboys' new stadium designed to weather the storm Although the new Arlington stadium that will be the Cowboys' home is being built to withstand 115-mph winds, team officials talked with insurance company representatives last week for reassurances. Construction manager Jack Hill said they concluded that the thicker, denser fabric that will be installed on the retractable sections of the Cowboys' roof would be less susceptible to wind damage than the material on Reliant's roof.
2008/Sep/19 Mass damper gives Taipei's bamboo tower a good swing Dubai: Although it is no longer the world's tallest building after being overtaken by the Burj Dubai in July last year, the Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan's capital has kept its appeal with visitors.
2008/Jul/01 Taipei 101 Damper moves during 2008 earthquake On May 12, 2008, the devastating Sichuan earthquake hit most of China and many nearby countries including Taiwan. The Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan, for which both RWDI and Motioneering provided services, was one important building that felt the tremors of the earthquake.
2008/Jun/01 AWARD: Honourable Mention - Heavy Machinery RWDI receives Honourable Mention for a tuned mass damper design.
2008/Jun/01 PROJECT AWARD: Award of Excellence for North Arm Bridge The North Arm Bridge, Vancouver received Award of Excellence from the Canadian Consulting Engineer.
2008/May/26 AWARD: John Kilpatrick receives 2008 ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award John Kilpatrick has been awarded the 2008 ASCE State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award. The award is presented to the researcher(s) that review and interpret the state-of-the-art, for the benefit of their colleagues, in a manner, which should expand the science and art of civil engineering.
2008/Mar/31 Building Motion and Green Dampers Seminar A timely decision by UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to include international green building principles to the Emirates, ushered a new era in the green building movement in this region. The Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) has also been formed to promote the principles of green building in the UAE. The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimise waste and create healthy, productive environments.
2008/Mar/31 Sculptures built from donated food put hunger message in the spotlight Hughes was at Conestoga Mall with a family friend on Saturday to witness Canstruction -- an international building competition hosted by the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
2008/Mar/31 Country's first green residential building in city MUMBAI: Mumbai will soon boast of the first green residential building in India. IGBC (Indian Green Building Council), which is part of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), said last week that Shree Ram Urban Infrastructure Limited (SRUIL) is building 'Palais Royale' at Worli.
2008/Mar/15 Winds of change The consulting engineers and scientists at Guelph-based RWDI refine the designs of some of the most innovative man-made structures in the world by testing their ability to withstand wind, earthquakes and other potentially dangerous factors.
2008/Mar/03 RWDI Anemos sponsor Wind Engineering Award! RWDI Anemos, the International Wind Engineering company based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, have recently agreed to sponsor an award for "Best Appreciation of Wind Studies" at the Birmingham School of Architecture, which is part of the Birmingham City University.
2008/Feb/20 Environmental impact of drive-through restaurants There's a growing debate about the environmental impact of drive-throughs. Unfortunately, little has been said about the hard science behind them and we think it's important to set the record straight.
2008/Feb/05 Michael Soligo is the New President of RWDI Formerly RWDI’s Vice President and General Manager of the Wind and Microclimate Group, Michael joined the company in 1988 and became a Principal of the firm in 1994. For several years, he served as Vice President, Marketing, where he was responsible for leading the firm’s business development efforts.
2008/Jan/01 AWARD: Honourable Mention - Heavy Machinery Awarded to Andrew Smith of Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc.Previous Year Next Year