America's Infrastructure Grade

America's Infrastructure Grade

Open New Doors by Becoming a P.E.
Licensure is the mark of a true professional....

Better Mapping, Mitigation Will Benefit National Flood Insurance Program, Senators Told
With the deadline for Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program fast approaching, witnesses before a key Senate committee call for more hazard mitigation and better flood mapping....

Seven Questions: Wisdom and Guidance for Successful Career Building: An interview with Duncan Horswill, CEng, MIStructE, the director of BIG Engineering, on cooperation between in-house engineers and architects

California Moves to Repair Oroville’s Damaged Spillways While Analyzing Causes of Failures

Construction of Fort Wayne’s Combined Sewer Overflow Tunnel to Begin This Month

Restoration Project Aims to Redress Harm to North Carolina Stream

Building Blocks

Flax- and Hemp-Based Composite Bridge Built in the Netherlands

Researchers Create 3-D Map of Earth’s Interior
Scientists have released the first installment of 3-D images of the earth’s interior, promising additional images at higher resolution....

New Online Platform Assesses Prospective Sustainability Costs
An online building performance platform enables designers to assess the cost of sustainability features....

A Question of Ethics: A Moral Lapse Creates a Scandal
Making wise and ethical decisions can be as much a factor of corporate culture as of personal choice....

An Icon at 80: The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, is a titan of both bridge engineering and architectural design....

Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings, by James Crawford. New York City: Picador, 2015

Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, & Sustainable, by Jeffrey D. Sachs. New York City: Columbia University Press, 2017

Within Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities, by Philip Langdon. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2017

The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream, by Stefan Al. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2017

Missouri Upholds Spearin Doctrine in Case of First Impression
The Spearin doctrine figures in a recent case of first impression by Missouri’s Court of Appeals in which a contractor recovers damages against a public owner because the latter furnished faulty plans...

Are We Losing the History of Our Geotechnical Pioneers?





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