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...

Using Geophysics to Assess Geohazards Before Construction: Increase Your Odds for Success!
Understanding subsurface conditions is the key to any successful construction project, including new construction, excavation, and drilling. The consideration and understanding of the subsurface geology...

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....

A Good Cause for a Causeway: How Geotechnology and Project Delivery Restored a Roadway Embankment Crossing a Historically Challenging Soft Ground Site
As part of a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) design-build project, a causeway was constructed in 2017 to replace an aging bridge in the southwest metropolitan area of Minneapolis. The causeway...

Composite Core-Wall System and Performance-Based Design Transform High-Rise Construction

Construction Begins on Lagoon Restoration Project near San Diego

Construction to Begin Soon on Major Reservoir in North Texas

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....

Timber Rising
Ever-taller buildings made from engineered wood are being proposed and constructed around the world. To meet that demand, designers are being tasked with learning about the new capabilities, attributes,...

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....

 

 

 

 

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