Thursday, December 30, 2010

Be safe, listeners

Monday, December 27, 2010

Call-in show on Sunday

Dr. Deb will be live on the line and ready to take your calls this Sunday from 11:00 to noon (our first hour-long show!). Dr. John Kevern and Samantha Kevern will join Deb to share their expertise on concrete and structural design. The number is 576-7710.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Kansas City Soccer Stadium

Jeff Spear, AIA from Populus (a sports architect) shared the design vision and specific design elements of the new soccer stadium for Sporting Kansas City. He shared the similarities and differences with NFL stadia. Listen to the podcast.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Meteorology - winter safety

Andy Bailey, our favorite meteorologist returns to "Building Kansas City" to remind us of winter safety, and what conditions cause snow, freezing rain and sleet. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

News Magazine

Dr. Deb discussed the early history of the West Point Military Academy, from Jefferson to the Civil War. The photo is of the Hudson River from the vantage point of West Point. The source article is from the Civil Engineering magazine. She also read from one of Dorothy Parker's stories, "The Wonderful Old Gentleman." Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kansas City's Sprint Center

Dave Landis, P.E. and Tom Langlitz, P.E., who are both principals at Walter P. Moore, joined the show to discuss some of the engineering details of the Sprint Center. We discussed the long-span roof, the foundation, the glass skin (with wind and temperature design considerations), the College Basketball Experience (vibration isolation), and the general success of the venue. Listen to the podcast.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Festival of lights