ASCE Official Register 2018
The OFFICIAL REGISTER is published annually to provide ready access to governing documents, statistics, and general information about ASCE for leadership, members, and staff. It includes the ASCE constitution,...

Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Plan Receives Mixed Response on Capitol Hill
Released in mid-February, the long-awaited infrastructure plan from the Trump administration calls for major new funding programs but offers few details regarding how to pay for them....

Replacing a Landmark
In replacing the historic Greenfield Bridge, which links the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Greenfield to Schenley Park, the bridge’s designers were challenged to re-create a landmark structure while minimizing...

Hidden in Plain Sight
In Rome, the new headquarters of the BNL-BMP Paribas Group banking organization is squeezed onto a narrow stretch of land between a railway station and a set of roadways. Yet the site helped yield a stunning...

A Question of Ethics: Practicing Outside of Competence Leads to Tragic Consequences
A hypothetical scenario based on an actual event questions whether two engineers, who were negligent in a building’s design, violated canons 1 and 2 of ASCE’s Code of Ethics....

Updating History
A beloved 1921 Parker truss bridge in Healdsburg, California, underwent an extensive rehabilitation and seismic retrofit so that the community could continue to use the historic crossing....

Room To Grow
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London’s renowned decorative arts and design museum, has unveiled a new, expansive underground exhibition gallery topped by an elegant courtyard. The need to maximize the...

Permanent Sensors Turn Construction Project into Long-term Research Study (part of "Room To Grow")
The Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at Cambridge University, in conjunction with Arup, has placed fibre-optic cables that will serve as permanent sensors on the underground structure...

U.S. Green Building Council Adopts RELi Resilience Standard

West Side Extraordinary
VIA 57 West is one of the newest skyscrapers in Manhattan, New York, as well as one of its most geometrically distinct and spectacular. The geotechnical and site civil challenges of the project were equally...

Embracing the Bricks (part of "The House That LEGO Built")

A Question of Ethics: Use Care in Listing of P.E. Credential
A member lists his P.E. credential on university materials, but he is not licensed to practice in that university’s state. Did he violate the Society’s code of ethics?...

Nordic Hotel Combines Fire and Ice

Turning Imagination Into Reality (part of "The House That LEGO Built")

The House That LEGO Built
Designed to resemble giant LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another, the LEGO House is an instantly iconic new building in Billund, Denmark. The 12,300 sq m facility houses multiple attractions and features...

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....

Timber Rising
Ever-taller buildings made from engineered wood are being proposed and constructed around the world. To meet that demand, designers are being tasked with learning about the new capabilities, attributes,...

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....

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

Trump Administration, House Seek Agency Cooperation on Key Issues
As the White House seeks to foster cooperation among federal agencies in the realm of environmental approvals for infrastructure projects, a bill advancing in the House aims to promote agency collaboration...

 

 

 

 

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