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....

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

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

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

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....

We Need Big, Bold Ideas to Transform Our Nation’s Infrastructure
Big and bold ideas are needed to transform infrastructure in the United States. ASCE’s Grand Challenge is a commitment to rethinking what’s possible in our profession....

Engineer Wins First Round with Design/Builder, But the Fight Continues
A design/builder sued its engineer for inaccurate estimated quantities on a highway project. It’s a good reminder that designers working on projects should always read and understand their contracts....

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....

Next Step: Increase Technical Knowledge to Influence Outcomes
Karen Marie Dietze, P.E., advises young engineers to increase their technical knowledge to influence outcomes....

Higher Learning: University Tailors Master’s Program to Working Engineers
The University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park offers an all-course work master’s in civil engineering....

Composite Core-Wall System and Performance-Based Design Transform High-Rise Construction

Obama Presidential Center Fills Chicago Campus

Observation Wheel Coming to Kentucky

Kutaisi Airport Plans Major Expansion

Index Assesses Urban Mobility of Major Cities Worldwide

Multiple Factors Led to Spillway Problems at Oroville Dam, Report Says

U.S. Green Building Council Adopts RELi Resilience Standard

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

A Question of Ethics: Undermining the Procurement Process Results in Expulsion
ASCE members are expelled from the Society for participating in bid-rigging schemes....

 

 

 

 

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