Strengthening Connections
China’s Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge is the world’s longest sea crossing. It promotes connectivity in a fast-growing region, significantly cutting journey times in what is known as the Greater Bay Area....

The Best Places For Civil Engineers 2020
ASCE’s Civil Engineering magazine researched and wrote this feature article before the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequently declared pandemic in the United States. Since then, the health...

Swift Support
In April and May, Civil Engineering published online a "Special Coverage: COVID-19" series of articles that focused on how civil engineers quickly responded to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three...

Space Place
To help design and construct human habitats for Earth orbit, the moon, and Mars, NASA is turning to teams of experts in academia and private industry, including civil and structural engineers. The ideas...

Smart Bridges, Evolved
Bridge instrumentation, digital twins, and automated design—among other tech-focused trends—are helping create "smart" bridges that will better serve the public for years to come....

Technology Update: CES For CEs
Walking the grounds at the CES in Las Vegas—dodging the 175,000 attendees, 4,000-plus exhibitors, 6,000 or so reporters, and innumerable screens—can be an overwhelming experience. Tech nerds come to this...

Street Smarts
Sensors, cameras, and other technologies are helping cities monitor and manage their streets better. Data from such "smart streets" are enabling engineers and other transportation experts to improve safety...

Accelerating Through Adversity
As the economy slowed to a near halt this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some critical civil engineering projects were completed faster than originally scheduled because of fewer vehicles on...

A Moving Sculpture
New York City’s new arts center, The Shed, features a 120 ft tall, steel-framed shell clad in translucent cushions that rolls out from around a fixed building to cover the adjacent public plaza, creating...

Back in Action
At one of Northern Virginia’s most complex and notoriously congested intersections, the superstructure of a critical highway overpass was demolished, removed, and replaced in a single weekend. The design’s...

Comprehensive Restoration: Scanning the Terminal
The 87-year-old Cincinnati Union Terminal in Ohio has undergone a comprehensive, $228-million restoration and renovation led by GBBN Architects. As part of that project, which included extensive historic...

Creating Copenhill
The design and construction of a new waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen, Denmark, was meant to do more than just generate electricity. The unique structure also features a rooftop public park with an...

Advocating for Infrastructure
Since its initial release in 1998, ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card has increased the visibility of infrastructure among the public and elected officials. At both the national and state levels, the report...

Beating Cyberthieves
The internet ecosystem is constantly evolving, and while it has enabled businesses to grow in ways never thought possible, it has also created a number of unintended opportunities for cyberthieves to take...

Transformation All Around
Throughout the 2010s, the Golden State Warriors, led by superstars and remarkable team play, established themselves as the preeminent team in the National Basketball Association, winning three championships...

The Genoa Approach
The Morandi Bridge (formally known as the Polcevera Viaduct) was more than just a critical part of the infrastructure of Genoa, Italy; it was part of the fabric of the city itself. When the bridge partially...

What Now? THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON THE AEC MARKE
The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professions have taken a significant blow from the shutdown of businesses, the need for social distancing, the disruptions in supply chains, and the...

Delivering a Masterpiece
The new Kosciuszko Bridge, also known as the K Bridge, is a twin-span, cable-stayed structure that traverses Newtown Creek, linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens via the Brooklyn–Queens...

INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS: Renewable Energy Surges Forward
This installation of Civil Engineering’s Infrastructure Solutions series, which looks at how civil engineers are using cutting-edge techniques to resolve the issues identified in ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure...

Innovation At The Heights
Population growth in metropolitan Washington, D.C., has been on an upward trajectory in recent years, and this is especially true for Arlington County, in Northern Virginia. This increase in population...

 

 

 

 

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