“Touch Screens” for Roadways: Colorado Tests Smart Pavement
A smart pavement system will be installed in Colorado that can track movement atop it, detecting, for example, when a vehicle does not successfully navigate a dangerous, remote mountain corridor....

Robotic System Creates Affordable, Innovative Concrete Formwork
A team based in Denmark has created a robotic system capable of economically and quickly carving formwork for unusually shaped concrete structures....

Next-Generation Drones Bolster Bridge Inspections
A preflight, flight, and postflight drone system saves time and money in bridge inspections. It can also create a digital "twin" of bridges....

Next-Generation Sonar Improves on Best Existing Technology
A sonar system capable of visualizing underwater environments in real time can be used for underwater bridge inspections and other construction-related tasks....

Ground-Penetrating Radar Redefines Archaeology Site's Methodology
An experimental use of ground-penetrating radar on an archaeological dig in Jamestown, Virginia, has redefined the approach to archaeology at the site....

Design-Builder Loses in Attempt to Sue Bridging Designer
Bridging designers face design-build challenge....

House Bill Would Boost Authorized Spending of Clean Water State Revolving Fund

House Committee Approves Bill to Reauthorize Clean Water State Revolving Fund

House Bill Would Establish State Revolving Fund for Disaster Mitigation Efforts

House Lawmakers, ASCE Seek to Boost Funding for Dam and Levee Safety Programs

Rescission of Proprietary Products Rule Will Promote Innovation, FHWA Says

Bill to Boost Spending from Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Clears House Committee

PFAS in Groundwater, Small Water Systems, and Water Reuse Receive U.S. EPA Scrutiny

Highway Bill Easily Clears Senate Committee with Bipartisan Support

Crossing Grand Canyon: The Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge
Recently named a national historic civil engineering landmark in ASCE's Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Program, the 1928 Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge proved uniquely challenging to access, spanning...

Testing the Limits: The Marshall Space Flight Center's S-1C Static Test Stand
The massive S-1C Test Stand in Huntsville, Alabama, allowed NASA engineers to test-fire and refine the rocket engines that helped send astronauts to the moon....

Big Span, Big Fun: The Atlantic City Convention Hall
In its Roaring Twenties heyday, no building better defined glamorous Atlantic City, New Jersey, than its 1929 Convention Hall, whose cavernous auditorium, supported by three-hinged arched trusses, was...

From Fame to Failure: The St. Francis Dam (Part 2)
In the July/August issue, History Lesson examined the construction of California's St. Francis Dam and its catastrophic failure in 1928. This month's instalment examines the causes and aftermath of the...

The Corps and the Cofferdam: Raising the USS Maine
A decade after it sank in the Havana Harbor, a team of Army engineers raised the USS Maine to determine what caused the explosion that sank it....

Fifty Years of Preservation: Historic American Engineering Record
On its 50th anniversary, the Historic American Engineering Record celebrates its chronicling of America’s industrial heritage while facing an uncertain future....

 

 

 

 

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