Wireless Charging to Power Buses in Israel
A company in Israel has developed a system to charge fully electric buses as they operate on their routes — without the need for overhead cables or docking stations....

Power to the People: Keokuk Dam and Power Plant Project
Tiny Keokuk, Iowa, helped tame the Mississippi River in 1913 with the completion of what was then the largest monolithic concrete dam and single-station powerhouse in the world....

Design Firm Challenges Exclusion from Federal Job Due to Conflict of Interest
Conflicts of interest often involve blurred lines. Design firms must have a solid grasp on an agency’s policies and ground rules on conflicts of interest when it comes to bidding on federal projects....

The Future of Infrastructure Depends on the Advocacy of Engineers
Civil engineers must advocate for infrastructure....

As I See It: Risqué Geophysics

The Creation of Markets for Ecosystem Services in the United States: The Challenge of Trading Places, By Mattijs van Maasakkers. New York: Anthem Press, 2016

Fast Forward: One Small Step
A concept design for an inflatable habitat on Mars incorporates indigenous ice as a structural element and a shield to protect occupants from galactic cosmic radiation....

Bipartisan Group of House Members Releases Recommendations for Boosting Infrastructure
Ahead of the anticipated release of an infrastructure plan by the Trump administration, a bipartisan group of House members issues its own recommendations for improving the nation’s infrastructure....

As I See It: Dear Client, Your Geotech Can Do Better

A Question of Ethics: Engineers Must Avoid All Types of Corruption
Engineers must avoid all types of corruption....

The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better, By Daniel Koretz. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017

Inexpensive, Portable, Nondestructive Equipment Tests Bridge Capacity
A research team at Rutgers University has developed cost-effective, portable, nondestructive equipment to test bridge capacity....

Eclectic and Futuristic: John F. Kennedy International Airport
New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is an icon of airport modernity....

As We See It: Is Understanding the Stress History and Behavior of Soft Soils at Risk of Taking a Back Seat?

The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate, By Bruce King. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 2017

Waterfront Building Pays Homage to Claude Monet

Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity, By Sandra Postel. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2017

Preserved for the Future: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in the United States, has guarded the passage of ships along North Carolina’s Outer Banks for almost 150 years....

Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, the Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge, By Erica Wagner. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2017

Higher Learning: A Sustainable Study-Abroad Capstone
At Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, civil engineering students participate in a sustainable study-abroad capstone that emphasizes teamwork and innovation....

 

 

 

 

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