Big Building Design Technology

Architectural design is an age old practice, but the tools builders have to work with have come an awful long way over the years.  Today’s big buildings are cooler than ever, with technology running through every piece of the build.  

New growth is exciting when you know how new technology can make it better than ever before.  A strong foundation is vital for a long lasting design, and technology has made it more interesting than you may have thought possible.  

Take a moment now to read through this brief compilation of a few pieces of building technology that will blow your mind, and be amazed at what tech has achieved over time.    

Solar absorbing windows 

Technology has helped the world gain big steps towards sustainability, and the development of solar power is one of the most beneficial tools we now have at our disposal.  Builders are now designing huge buildings powered entirely on the energy of the sun.  

Self-sustained buildings that don’t pull from the main energy grid are extremely efficient in a number of ways for business owners and the professionals who work for those businesses.  

Built-in wind turbines 

The concept and function of wind turbines is old technology, but the new age implementation of the concept is mind-blowing.  The Bahrain World Trade Center is a wonder of modern architecture and design. 

The building is two large structures with three enormous wind turbines built into the middle connecting the structures.  The wind turbines catch the power of the breeze throughout the day and night to power the whole building… and it’s a huge building.  

Base isolation technology 

Apple’s new building in Silicon Valley is one of the most spectacular examples of base isolation technology in action.  The large circular complex is full of exciting technology, and you would expect nothing less from a tech giant like Apple.  

The base isolation technology built into the foundation of the design allows the building to move up to four feet in any direction in the event of an earthquake.  

Transforming stadiums 

Imagine a sports stadium that can literally transform into the right type of setup for several different games.  Well, it exists.  

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium features just the right technology to host soccer and football games with no issue to the setup.  The stadium has the ability to uproot masses of seats, and move the seats to a more desirable setup for the game being hosted.  

The invisible skyscraper 

You would think a skyscraper would be built to be seen, but the Tower Infinity was built to blend into the skyline.  The technology used in the design of this building is nothing short of mind-blowing.  

The building is fitted with 500 rows of LED screens that work to project with precision the scene around the building, making the building seemingly disappear into the horizon.

5 Things You Can Do on a Camping Trip

Whether you’re camping in a tent, RV, or renting a cabin, camping is just plain fun. It’s great to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life and all of the distractions that are around us. 

Getting in tune with the outdoors is an opportunity to reconnect with yourself and with your loved ones that you enjoy the trip with. If you’re in the middle of planning a camping trip, here are some of the best activities for you to consider doing while you’re there. 

Hunting  

If you’re planning on camping somewhere remote where there are no other campers around, then you may want to consider going somewhere where hunting is permitted. Hunting is a fun activity for people who love watching animals in the wild and enjoy the thrill of shooting. 

There’s nothing quite like looking through the scope of your rifle and aiming for game. Although hunting is not for everyone, it might want to be something you consider if you love a challenge. 

Birdwatching 

Birdwatching is a fantastic way to get to know some of the local birds around you. You might want to bring a book as a guide for some of the birds that you’ll see in the area. All you need is a pair of binoculars and an idea of what to look for, and you can have a lovely afternoon enjoying winged creatures. 

Swimming 

Assuming your camping trip is in the summer, you should seriously consider swimming. Find the nearest body of water and jump in! Depending on what kind of water it is, you might even want to bring your fishing pole. Otherwise, bring a snorkel or even a bucket and shovel for the kids if there’s sand. 

Make a Campfire 

What kind of a camping trip would it be without a traditional campfire? Campfires aren’t just great for roasting marshmallows, but it’s an opportunity to converse with the other campers and talk about life around the fire. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, then you might want to cook a meal over the open flame. Whether it’s vegetables or meat, there are all sorts of delicious recipes that taste even better when cooked over a fire. 

Read 

If you’re looking for an activity to wind down and relax In the tent, then you might want to consider reading. You’re on vacation after all, so why not enjoy one of the most relaxing activities there are, reading a great book. It’s a great way to pass the time if the weather is less than sunny or you’re just enjoying some downtime in your tent. Reading is a wonderful way to wind down and enjoy yourself.  

3 Tips For Holding An Event Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

The last year of Covid-19 restrictions has made life challenging for many reasons. One of the biggest reasons people have struggled is because it’s been unsafe for people to meet together in groups. 

Whether you’ve been missing meetings as groups within your community, going to conferences and conventions, or attending other gatherings, some of these things are slowly becoming more possible now. But to ensure that you and all others at your event will be safe during this time, there are still some precautions you may want to take.

To help you see how you can still hold an event even now, here are three tips for holding an event amid Covid-19 restrictions. 

Make Things Virtual

As has been the case over the past year, many events that were once held in person can now be held virtually just as easily. In fact, in some situations, virtual events are even more convenient.

According to Dana Wilkie, a contributor to SHRM.org, people tend to be much happier going to a virtual event as opposed to having an expected event being cancelled. And because virtual events can be much cheaper for someone to put on, you may want to consider spending more money on gifts for your participants or other extras that can make a virtual event a little more special than just listening to or speaking with others. 

Take Your Event Outdoors

If you’re still wanting to have people meet in person for your event, one option you might want to consider is holding your event outdoors.


The CDC says that having an event outdoors with proper ventilation can reduce the risk of that event for your attendees. To get this kind of ventilation while also not being completely outside, many people have opted for custom temporary structures that can be created for the exact specifications you need. These types of structures can have a roof to offer protection from the elements while also eliminating traditional walls so that ventilation is at a maximum. 

Keep Your Numbers Small

For those wanting to meet with people in a semblance of normalcy for your event, Claire Hoffman, a contributor to BizBash.com shares that the best thing you can do is to keep your numbers low when it comes to your attendees. Even if you were planning on having a lot of people attend your event, trimming down your guest list and offering a virtual option to those who won’t be attending in person will help to keep everyone a little safer and reduce the chance of possible transmissions. 

If you’re wanting to hold an event in the current pandemic, consider using the tips mentioned above to reduce risk and keep everyone safe.

5 Ways Doctors Protect Themselves From COVID-19

Living in a post pandemic world means that physicians have to be more careful than ever before as they care for sick patients.  Doctors are critical to the recovery of the world from the onset of this novel coronavirus, and it’s important that they take proper precautions.

If you’ve spent time sitting around wondering what the people in harm’s way do to keep themselves safe, take some time for a quick read.  Here is a brief look at a few ways doctors protect themselves from COVID-19 while working in the field.

Proper handwashing techniques

Washing your hands goes a long way towards guarding against infection.  Of course the coronavirus is also airborne, but keeping your hands clean will keep you from infecting yourself.  People unknowingly touch their face more than a handful of times throughout the day.

Though doctors and other medical professionals know to reduce contact, they’re still human.  Proper handwashing techniques are a vital part of the safety puzzle when guarding against COVID.

Wearing proper personal protective equipment

Doctors and nurses take an extra step to guard against sickness by wearing personal protective equipment anytime a patient is showing signs or symptoms of the virus.

It’s always been standard for medical professionals to wear a mask when dealing with sick patients, but they are now required to go a bit further.  Masks, face guards, gloves, and gowns protect the doctor’s whole body from being exposed to germs.

Enforcing limited exposure

Medical facilities take precautions to keep professionals and patients safe by enforcing limited exposure.   There has been a widespread problem getting individuals to adhere to the new safety precautions set in place since the onset of COVID.

Surprisingly, it’s very difficult to tell grown people that they can’t visit their loved ones while they’re being treated for their sickness.  Doctors have legal professionals to back them in their decisions and offer another level of protection.

Getting plenty of sleep

Sleep is essential for anyone to be at their best when in the presence of the novel coronavirus.  When your body is well rested, your immune system has a better chance of performing well.

Being sleep deprived places you at a higher risk for getting sick. Really, it stresses every part of your body.  It’s best to take the time every night to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep.

Implement environmental infection control

Finally, medical professionals are keeping themselves safe by being meticulous about sanitation.  Surfaces in medical facilities are regularly cleaned and sanitized.

The virus can live on door handles, light switches, faucet knobs and other touchable surfaces, making sanitization critical to controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus in medical facilities.