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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Innovation Powers Wastewater Treatment
The U.S. wastewater sector faces formidable challenges in the form of aging infrastructure, funding shortfalls, anticipated demands for additional treatment capacity, and even the prospect of more extreme...

A Pioneering Structure: The Eads Bridge
Though he was not trained as an engineer, James Buchanan Eads had the vision and will to design one of the great bridges of the 19th century. The Eads Bridge, spanning the Mississippi River at St. Louis,...

Built from Below
The $95-million effort to first widen and then replace the 1,315 ft long Fox River Bridge, in Elgin, Illinois, faced myriad obstacles, including the need to avoid causing traffic delays on a busy stretch...

Airports on the Rise
As air traffic continues to grow, the nation’s airports face a number of challenges, including ensuring passenger safety and comfort, overcoming limitations on expansion, speeding passenger throughput,...

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...

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...

Cracking the Nuclear Code: Finding an Alternative to the Nuclear Density Gauge
Two of the most basic quality control tests made in the field during soil construction are the soil’s moisture content and density. The establishment of a uniform procedure to compare the performance of...

Translating the Language of Soils: Developing a Soil Classification System for International Engineering Projects
Soil classification systems are used to help predict soil behavior and provide information to farmers, engineers, builders, agricultural extension agents, homeowners, community planners, and government...

Foundation Reuse and Enhancement: A Viable Option for Bridge Widening and Replacement Projects
The transportation system in the U.S. includes over 607,000 bridges for grade separations, interchange configurations, and stream crossings. As governmental entities embark on the rehabilitation and rebuilding...

 

 

 

 

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