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...

Highway Retaining Walls are Assets: A Risk-Based Approach for Managing Them
Throughout history, retaining walls (RWs) have served a vital role in supporting civil infrastructure. The ruins of dry stone walls that purportedly supported the hills and slopes of ancient Rome can be...

A History of Deep Vibratory Methods for Ground Improvement
A Cost-Effective Foundation Solution for 80+ Years
Deep vibratory ground improvement methods, collectively referred to as vibro systems, have been utilized by the construction community in one form or another for the past 80 years. Development of the equipment,...

Dry Dams and the Dayton Flood of 1913: The Origins of Integrated Systems Engineering Concepts
This article examines the history of integrated flood protection with particular focus on the 1913 Dayton Flood....

Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii: History of Its Transformation from a Natural to an Urban Shore

Women in Engineering
Pioneers and Trailblazers
Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers introduces the visionary women who opened the door for today's female engineers....

Women in Engineering
Professional Life
Women in Engineering: Professional Life illuminates the professional lives of today's women engineers through articles, lectures,...

The Role of Aesthetics in Bridge Design
The role of aesthetics in current bridge design practice varies widely. Many bridgeprojects in the United States are developed without including aesthetics as one of theproject goals....

History of the USDA-ARS Experimental Watersheds on the Washita River, Oklahoma
A national experimental watershed network, operated by the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture, was established in 1959 to conduct research on the effects...

Liquefied Natural Gas – Its History in the World and Future in California

A History of Environmental Engineering in the United States
Environmental engineering is a relatively new name for a type of engineering that began in the United States in the 1830s. Under different names, it continued to evolve to satisfy environmental...

The Huntington Library's Civil Engineering Treasures and the Trent Dames Fund for the Heritage of Civil Engineering

Back on Track
Minneapolis, which last heard the clangor of electric streetcars in 1954, is proving once again that history repeats itself. The streetcars are back - in the form of a swift, modern light-rail...

Overview of Long-Span Bridge Assessment History
This section gives a brief overview of long-span bridge assessment history. Also included are a few cases of long-span bridge failure and lack of assessment....

Fundamentals of Seismic Isolation
This chapter examines fundamentals of seismic isolation, including its principles, history, and examples of seismically-isolated structures....

The Geology, History and Foundations of the Monuments on the National Mall

Perspectives in Civil Engineering
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers
This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's...

Some Historical and Future Aspects of Engineering
This paper considers some historical aspects of engineering mechanics with emphasis on the long historical development of mechanics from the evolution of mathematics and tool-making before...

Water Quality Aspects of Irrigation and Drainage: Past History and Future Challenges for Civil Engineers
This paper presents a brief history of irrigation and drainage related to ASCE activities on its Jubilee. This paper discussed legislation and policies that affect irrigation and drainage...

ASCE History and Heritage Programs
Concerned that neither the general public nor civil engineers themselves were fully appreciative of the contributions of civil engineers to the development and standard of living of the...

 

 

 

 

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