Making Buildings Move
Advances in mechanization and power electronics have helped to make retractable roofs and large operable walls and doors more practical and efficient to build. In recent years, architects and engineers...

Dream Big: Behind the Engineering
In partnership with MacGillivray Freeman Films and the Bechtel Corporation, ASCE will premiere the film Dream Big: Engineering Our World in giant-screen theaters...

Designing a District
Four creatively designed buildings have recently opened in a new district in Miami Beach, Florida. Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar, Faena Park, and Faena Hotel Miami Beach grace a neighborhood that is the first...

Crowning Glory
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture was constructed on the last available site for a new museum on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C. Designed by a...

Restoring The Capitol Dome
While most construction projects serve only as local points of interest, some are conducted on a national stage. The restoration of the U.S. Capitol’s dome was one such project. The extent of the scaffolding...

Connecting Faculty in Geotechnical Engineering: Thriving in a Networked World
A robust social network, defined as a group of individuals and organizations with career-related and/or personal relationships with one another, is essential for operating successfully in today's business...

Over Open Water
Because of environmental considerations, construction of the wharf for the new Paulsboro Marine Terminal, in Paulsboro, New Jersey, could not cause the loss of in-water or intertidal habitat at the site....

Guidelines for Construction Vibrations: How Much Rattle is Too Much?
The study of construction/blast-related ground vibrations on structures, people, and objects is a surprisingly diverse field. Vibration sources vary from blasting, all types of construction equipment,...

Fit for the Kings
Golden 1 Center, the $550-million sports and entertainment complex recently constructed in Sacramento, California, for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, may set a new standard when it comes to being high tech—certainly...

Building on a Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution, located in Philadelphia, tells the story of the colonies’ separation from Britain and pays tribute to George Washington and the soldiers he led. The three-story museum...

BIM Belowground
Despite the wider use of building information modeling (BIM), the practice frequently focuses on aboveground details to the exclusion of those below the surface. But the BIM techniques used in the design...

Former Railroad Maintenance Building to Become Dutch Library, Public Hall

Grand Performance
The tallest tower in the city of Los Angeles was created using performance-based seismic design, a method that involves modeling and studying a specific building’s behaviors under real-world earthquake...

Ready for Today–And Tomorrow
The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District’s new 24 mgd Northern Treatment Plant, near Denver, represents one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the western United States. Delivered by means...

Designing for a Driverless World
As driverless vehicles enter the nation’s roads, engineers will be called on to keep the streets safe and efficient. To do so will require many changes to our transportation infrastructure, affecting everything...

Parallel Line
The Manahawkin Bay Bridge carries Route 72 from the mainland of Ocean County, New Jersey, to the seaside destination of Long Beach Island. Since the route is the only vehicular link to the island, the...

Restoring Steinbeck's Carmel River: The Removal of San Clemente Dam
If you've read John Steinbeck's 1945 classic "Cannery Row," then you're already familiar with the Carmel River, which he described as "…a lovely little river. It isn't very long, but in its course it has...

Synchronized Swinging
Very much in keeping with its setting, the new north bridge on Florida’s Boca Grande Causeway, like its predecessor, spans the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Constructing the new bridge’s swing span presented...

Art by Design
The University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Building opened last fall on a campus that is still recovering from flooding in 2008 that caused nearly $800 million in damage. The structure houses the university’s...

Transportation Reforms Must Include Highway Trust Fund Fix, Witnesses Tell House Panel
A key House subcommittee hears from transportation stakeholders about the importance of stabilizing the Highway Trust Fund....

 

 

 

 

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