Driverless Cars May Have Another Benefit

Hidden in Plain Sight
In Rome, the new headquarters of the BNL-BMP Paribas Group banking organization is squeezed onto a narrow stretch of land between a railway station and a set of roadways. Yet the site helped yield a stunning...

Room To Grow
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London’s renowned decorative arts and design museum, has unveiled a new, expansive underground exhibition gallery topped by an elegant courtyard. The need to maximize the...

Dry Dams in the Desert: Chasing Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures with Geophysics
Homogenous embankment dam flood retention structures (FRSs) were built throughout central Arizona desert basins in the mid-twentieth century to protect mostly agricultural lands and military installations...

Pipeline Protection
To improve the seismic reliability of three critical pipelines, California’s Santa Clara Valley Water District installed what is believed to be the first large-diameter earthquake-resistant ductile iron...

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...

Toronto Region Commuter Rail Electrifying Lines, Expanding to All-Day Service

Access Granted
In southeastern Pennsylvania, CSX Transportation sought to increase the productivity of its Trenton Line freight rail service by improving the vertical clearance of its tracks so that it could operate...

Avoiding Impacts of Collapsed Mines on Railways: A Multidisciplinary Geophysical Detective Approach
The presence of abandoned mine workings can pose a significant risk to the use and development of surface structures above them, including railway lines. Typically, the adverse and often sudden effects...

Carving out A Legacy
Once a grain silo complex consisting of a working house and storage annex for the processing of grain and other products, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and the Silo Hotel are the products...

Ready, Set, Launch
The replacement of a Warren through-truss bridge with a new structure similar in appearance over a very busy, 23-track rail yard in Minneapolis required prefabrication of steel trusses and an innovative...

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....

Higher Learning: Multidisciplinary Course Addresses Tomorrow’s Smart Cities
Sean Qian, Ph.D., M.ASCE, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, teaches a multidisciplinary course that focuses on...

Drone Technology to Aid Italian Smart Highway
As part of a 2,500 km smart road being built in Italy, roadside poles will broadcast Wi-Fi and charge drones that will act as first responders....

Environmental Education Center Is First Public “Living Building”

The Virginia Difference
Designed in-house by the Virginia Department of Transportation, the recently completed Route 340 South Fork Bridge, in Front Royal, replaces an existing structure that dated to the early 1940s. The longest...

Sustainability and Resilience in Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnics: Integrating Advanced Technologies for Better Asset Management
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, enumerates 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be achieved by the member countries...

Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers 2016
Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers Vol. 181, 2016 contains abstracts for all ASCE journal and periodical papers and technical notes, Civil Engineering - ASCE feature...

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,...

Public Utility Operators Care about Service
Public utility operators care about and strive to maintain infrastructure for the benefit of the public....

 

 

 

 

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