Capstone Project Features

Berkeley Master of Engineering: Capstone Project

Folding Water

ENERGY-EFFICIENT ADAPTIVE AQUEOUS BARRIERS

It has been predicted that global warming will cause an increase of 1 to 1.5 meters in sea level for the San Francisco Bay in the next 100 years. This means that billions of dollars in infrastructure and investments will be under water within the next 50 years if nothing is done to stop it. 
 
Our capstone team is working with Kuth/Ranieri Architects to design an energy-efficient adaptive aqueous barrier using the San Francisco Bay Estuary as its lab. The team's goal is to investigate new dynamic solutions that could be implemented locally to mitigate rising sea levels and safeguard infrastructure, the homes of millions of citizens, as well as some of the most important companies that have settled around the Bay. 
 
Here is a link to a radio clip: Getting ready for rising seas in San Francisco
*courtesy of Aaron Mendelson