Carving out A Legacy
Once a grain silo complex consisting of a working house and storage annex for the processing of grain and other products, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and the Silo Hotel are the products...

First Person: Lucky Horseshoe
A $798-million Dallas highway project improved traffic flow into and out of the city’s downtown. The new “Horseshoe” interchange corrected the traffic bottlenecks and safety concerns of the original design...

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...

Interconnected Office Buildings to Complement Zhengzhou Shoreline

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...

A Good Cause for a Causeway: How Geotechnology and Project Delivery Restored a Roadway Embankment Crossing a Historically Challenging Soft Ground Site
As part of a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) design-build project, a causeway was constructed in 2017 to replace an aging bridge in the southwest metropolitan area of Minneapolis. The causeway...

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")

Nordic Hotel Combines Fire and Ice

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

Access Granted
In southeastern Pennsylvania, CSX Transportation sought to increase the productivity of its Trenton Line freight rail service by improving the vertical clearance of its tracks so that it could operate...

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...

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....

 

 

 

 

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