Aging Infrastructure Is a Communications Issue

The Long Road Back
The U.S. economic recovery following the Great Recession is one of the longest on record, but even after a decade, infrastructure spending still lags. Here is what experts expect in the engineering and...

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....

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....

Infrastructure Solutions: Help for Highways
In recent decades, America’s highways have received inadequate funding despite experiencing substantial increases in use. This combination has resulted in growing congestion, especially in urban areas,...

Robotic Rebar-Tying System Uses Artificial Intelligence
A robotic rebar-tying system that uses artificial intelligence on bridge construction projects has been successfully tested in Pennsylvania....

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...

Helicopter-Based Geophysical Reconnaissance of Levees: A Faster, Cost-Effective Tool for Assessing Their Risk
As with much of the nation's infrastructure, people are becoming more and more aware of the condition of levee systems in the United States. The media cast a spotlight on the New Orleans levee failures...

Countering the Trump Administration, Senate Democrats Push Their Own Infrastructure Plan
In response to the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan, a group of Senate Democrats offers its own blueprint for funding more than $1 trillion worth of infrastructure upgrades....

We Need Big, Bold Ideas to Transform Our Nation’s Infrastructure
Big and bold ideas are needed to transform infrastructure in the United States. ASCE’s Grand Challenge is a commitment to rethinking what’s possible in our profession....

The Future of Infrastructure Depends on the Advocacy of Engineers
Civil engineers must advocate for infrastructure....

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....

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...

Foundation Pushes Transportation Sustainability Forward
An 18 mi stretch of highway in Georgia has been transformed into a ‘living lab” that weaves sustainability into transportation infrastructure through a public–private–philanthropic partnership....

Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems
The Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems contains technical and professional engineering articles on the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of air, highway, rail,...

Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements
The Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements will contain technical and professional articles on the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of airport, roadway and other...

Railway Geotechnical Asset Management in Great Britain: How Modern-Day Techniques Help Monitor Railway Infrastructure Dating to the 1800s
This article discusses asset management, risk management, and earthworks failures as experienced by Network Rail (NR), the owner, operator, and asset manager of the majority of the rail network of Great...

Automated Vibration Monitoring for Construction Applications: A Retrospective and Current Practice or… Everything Is so Much Easier Now!
My career in vibration monitoring (VM) began in the late 1980s. At that time, the state of the practice was primarily focused on blasting operations, which was driven by a boom in highway construction...

Presidential Order Streamlines Permitting, Revokes Floodplain Requirements
An executive order issued by President Donald Trump to streamline the federal environmental review and authorization process for infrastructure projects prompts criticism for revoking Obama-era floodplain...

Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering
Hall of Fame Papers: Volume 11
Prepared by the Program Committee of the Offshore Technology Conference of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE<\p>Offshore Technology...

 

 

 

 

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