Blog – Outside New England & Abroad

Working in Haiti

After the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in 2010, millions reached out to aid with the rescue, cleanup and rebuilding of Port-au-Prince and the affected surrounding areas.  Craig Barnes, P.E., CBI Consulting Inc.’s Founding Principal, spent two weeks in Port-au-Prince following …

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Sustainable Water Collection Strategy

By Matt Richardson Sidwell Friends School, Washington D.C. Architecture today is shifting more and more towards sustainable strategies.  Designers and builders are now invested along with the public discourse in the overall sustainability and reduction of a buildings carbon footprint. …

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Cuban Architecture

By Matt Richardson This past September, I had the opportunity to travel to Havana, Cuba, with a group from the Boston Architectural College to study the architecture and culture of our neighbors south of Florida.  Havana is roughly 90 miles …

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A Floating City

By Melissa Wreyford Architects and engineers look to the past to better understand the present and future.  Inspiration can easily be derived from the works of historic craftsmen and experiencing history first hand is in itself influential and motivating. Take …

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Urban Plazas of Madrid, Spain

By Julio Cedano It has been less than a year since my study abroad trip to Spain.  Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to learn from a city and its culture, through observation and annotation.  Spain is an eccentric country

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The National Cathedral

The National Cathedral By Brandon Osborne Visiting our nation’s capital is like jumping into a history book being able to experience the buildings and spaces where history was made and memorialized. One such place is the Washington National Cathedral. Understanding …

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Childhood in the City – A Design Vision

By Liiz Rahman The project “Childhood in the City Design Vision”, titled as ‘A Center for Environmental Exploration’, was awarded in an interschool competition between the United States and Russia sponsored by the ADPSR (Architects, Designers and Planners for Social …

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Haiti – The Country That Time Has Left Behind

By:  Craig E. Barnes, P.E. SECB  Following the January 12, 2010, earthquake, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) engaged Haitian consultants to observe and report on the condition of MSH leased properties in Haiti. MSH subsequently approached CBI Consulting Inc., (CBI) …

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