Intelligent Infrastructure: Zip Cars, Invisible Networks, and Urban Transformation, Edited by T.F. Tierney. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press, 2017

America's Infrastructure Grade

America's Infrastructure Grade

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...

When Things Became Muddy: TVA's Response to Seepage Discharge at Boone Dam
In October 2014, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) profited from investments in a robust dam safety program. This profit did not come in the form of money, but more importantly in the protection of...

We All Have a Role to Play in Renewing America’s Infrastructure
We must work together to restore America’s infrastructure....

House Subcommittee Examines Regulatory, Funding Barriers to Water Infrastructure
A key House subcommittee recently examined ways that Congress could advance the goals of reducing regulatory burdens and increasing funding for water infrastructure projects....

Ready To Move Forward
ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card has been released, with mixed results. The overall grade for the nation’s civil infrastructure has remained the same since the last report card, in 2013—a dismal...

Earthquake-Resistant Bridge Under Construction in Seattle

Powerful Upgrade
As the northeastern United States moves forward in developing offshore wind energy, marine infrastructure will be required to meet the logistical needs associated with receiving, storing, and preparing...

Rural Infrastructure Requires More Federal Funding, Witnesses Tell Senate Committee
As the White House and Congress look to boost infrastructure spending, rural states seek to ensure that their unique needs are addressed as part of any future deals....

Trump’s Infrastructure Plans, While Still Vague, Offer Promise of Increased Funding
Some experts are expressing cautious optimism that the new administration will renew the nation’s focus on infrastructure improvements....

Trump Administration Highlights Need for Infrastructure Spending, Permitting Reform
As part of a week dedicated to infrastructure, the Trump administration focused on aviation reform, increased federal funding, and efforts to reduce regulatory requirements for infrastructure projects....

Assessing Infrastructure’s True Costs
Life cycle cost analysis can help engineers make decisions about materials and design that in turn will affect the operating and maintenance costs of infrastructure over the long term. This data-driven...

A Greater Wonder
Often considered the eighth wonder of the world, the Panama Canal now has a third lane with its own set of locks that has doubled the waterway’s capacity and increased the size of vessels that the canal...

A Greater Wonder
Often considered the eighth wonder of the world, the Panama Canal now has a third lane with its own set of locks that has doubled the waterway’s capacity and increased the size of vessels that the canal...

Assessing Infrastructure's True Costs Is a Matter of Ethics

The New Reality
Virtual reality, augmented reality, design automation, and robotic construction are poised to revolutionize the way engineers design, construct, and monitor infrastructure projects....

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...

The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure, By Henry Petroski. New York City: Bloomsbury USA, 2016

 

 

 

 

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