For Tall, Slender Structures, Wind Matters

The Future of Civil Engineering Is Diverse
March is Women’s History Month. ASCE celebrates the strides it has made to bring diversity to the profession....

Next Step: Build Relationships, Have Courage, and Really Listen
Katherine Latham, A.M.ASCE, owner of engineering consulting firm Talman Consultants LLC, advises young engineers to build relationships, have courage, and listen....

Higher Learning: One-Stop-Shop Learning
Philip J. Parker, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, heads up a collaboration of engineering faculty who are dedicated to changing the way infrastructure education is taught....

Sustainability Forms the Foundation of Future Development
Civil engineers must be willing to learn and adapt, be innovative, and work together to meet the engineering needs of a sustainable future....

Pipeline Protection
To improve the seismic reliability of three critical pipelines, California’s Santa Clara Valley Water District installed what is believed to be the first large-diameter earthquake-resistant ductile iron...

Geotechnical Body of Knowledge

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....

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...

Higher Learning: The Social Side of Sustainability
Natasha Andrade, Ph.D., a teaching professor in the civil and environmental engineering department at the University of Maryland, College Park, teaches the social side of sustainability....

State of the Practice for Laboratory Testing of Soft Soils: It's All in the Details
As with all material testing, soils testing has undergone dramatic advances in technology because of computer automation. In the 1970s, laboratories were filled with dial gages, proving rings, mercury...

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

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....

Next Step: Observe, Teach, and Keep Learning
Norman Quach, P.E., S.E., is a senior bridge engineer at T.Y. Lin International in San Francisco. His advice to younger engineers is to never stop learning....

Design Professional Successfully Recovers on P3 Payment Bond
A design firm successfully recovers on a P3 payment bond....

Higher Learning: Design in Reverse
Edward M. Segal, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering at Hofstra University, uses physical form-finding methods to teach students engineering design principles....

Design Professional Succeeds against Claims by ‘Intended Third-Party Beneficiary’
An architecture firm successfully fights millions in breach-of-contract and negligence claims from a party with whom it had no contract....

Higher Learning: Multidisciplinary Course Addresses Tomorrow’s Smart Cities
Sean Qian, Ph.D., M.ASCE, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, teaches a multidisciplinary course that focuses on...

The Future Demands Engineering Experts
There is power in becoming a P.E., advancing your education, and seeking board certification....

 

 

 

 

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