Concrete Canoe Competition Still Inspires at 30
This year ASCE celebrates the 30th anniversary of its National Concrete Canoe Competition....

Trump Administration Highlights Need for Infrastructure Spending, Permitting Reform
As part of a week dedicated to infrastructure, the Trump administration focused on aviation reform, increased federal funding, and efforts to reduce regulatory requirements for infrastructure projects....

Major Landslides on Iconic Coastal Roadway Occupy Caltrans in Big Sur Region

Seven Questions: Wisdom and Guidance for Successful Career Building: An interview with Colleen Laymen, P.E., the 2016 president of the Society of Women Engineers, on inclusivity

Caltrain Secures Key Grant for Electrification

U.S. Resiliency Council Rates Its First Building

‘Metamaterial’ Enables Structures to Reflect Solar Energy and Radiate Heat
Researchers have developed a “metamaterial” film of glass and polymer that is both economical to produce and capable of keeping the surface beneath it 10 to 16 degrees centigrade cooler than without the...

A Watershed Moment: The Middlesex Canal
An early New England canal inspired the Erie Canal, fostered industrial development in this country, and was built by men who were not trained as engineers....

Drone Successfully Used in Airport Construction Imaging
Commercial drones have been used for construction imaging at a busy international airport....

A Question of Ethics: Code Offers Leeway for Advertising Claims
When advertising their services engineers must not use language that misleads potential clients....

California City Resumes Operation of Long-Dormant Desalination Facility

Colorado Reservoir Project Will Feature Two Dams with Asphalt Cores

Civil Engineers Asked to Contribute to Satellite Mission to Map Earth’s Surface Water

Landfill Transformed into ‘Peace Park’

Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Go on Sale

Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design, Edited by Jesse M. Keenan and Claire Weisz. New York City: Columbia University Press, 2017.

The History of the London Water Industry 1580–1820, By Leslie Tomory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017

Engineering Ethics: Real World Case Studies, By Steven K. Starrett, Amy L. Lara, and Carlos Bertha. Reston, Virginia: ASCE Press, 2017

Contractor That Overreaches Is Terminated for Default
A contractor that refused to begin work on a contract because of what it viewed as a faulty design was terminated for default, and an appellate court refused to reverse the decision....

Dealing with Meetings You Can’t Stand: Meet Less and Do More, By Rick Brinkman. New York City: McGraw-Hill Education, 2017

 

 

 

 

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