Double Duty: Approach Structures
The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which connects the cities of Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, features precast, posttensioned concrete, segmental box girder approaches in a stacked configuration...

Making It Work: Nontraditional Answers
One thousand Museum introduces a bold, new silhouette to the Miami skyline and has quickly become one of the highest-profile developments in the United States....

Making It Work: 'Unbuildable' Site
As the amount of space available for constructing new buildings in cities decreases, urban sites previously considered unattractive for development or simply unbuildable are seeing renewed interest....

Pumping Up Flood Defenses
Completed in April 2018, the $731-million Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps project represents the final component of the overall Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System that serves the greater...

Replacing an Icon
Since 1852, the Portage Viaduct has carried a rail line across the Genesee River Gorge, near the town of Portageville, New York. First made of timber, then replaced with a wrought iron structure after...

Digital Water Cooler
To keep employees connected across geographically dispersed offices, help them share knowledge and technical resources, and just better understand their company and their clients, many engineering firms...

Making It Work
Engineers are problem solvers. So, when new building projects present interesting and challenging issues, that's when engineers really shine. For three teams of engineers from three leading firms, especially...

Pipeline Partnership
Working together, two California agencies coordinated their water reuse efforts, facilitating the construction of a single transmission main, rather than the two that were originally planned. This coordination...

Double Duty
On June 8, 2018, more than 100 years after its namesake was born in the Little Harbor neighborhood of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, residents and dignitaries from New Hampshire and Maine gathered to celebrate...

Bridging the Genesee River Gorge Has a Complex History (part of "Replacing an Icon")
In the early 1850s, the Buffalo and New York City Railroad, a subsidiary of what would later be known as the Erie Railroad, expanded westward from the New York City area toward Buffalo, New York. As part...

Options Open
The 60,000-seat Optus Stadium was designed to blend in with its surroundings while serving as an icon for the Perth, Australia, metropolitan area. Engineered to be truly multipurpose, the venue is able...

Go Online, Young Engineer! (part of "Digital Water Cooler")
One stereotype involving social intranets might be that younger engineers will use such systems more quickly or enthusiastically than older engineers—perhaps because the young engineers have grown up using...

Reuse Ramps Up
Water reuse has long been a staple of water providers in arid regions of the United States, especially for nonpotable uses. But facing demands to ensure greater resiliency and sustainability of future...

Rapid Recovery
In May 2017, the California Department of Transportation had to contend with a massive landslide that closed a section of the iconic State Route 1 through central California’s scenic coastal region of...

Crossing the Forth
Scotland’s Queensferry Crossing spans the Firth of Forth, connecting Edinburgh and the Kingdom of Fife. Built at a cost of $1.89 billion in six and a half years, the 1.6 mi long cable-stayed bridge, with...

Embracing Disruption
The benefits of strategically embracing technology research and development within architecture, engineering, or construction companies’ business models are varied. But at its core, doing so can enable...

Designing Secret Cities
Before the U.S. government could develop the first atomic bombs in World War II, it first had to design and construct three “secret cities” at which that work would be completed. Created almost entirely...

A Ladder At Its Core
The ladder-core system is a novel structural system for supertall towers that was created by SOM for Tower 1 at Shum Yip Upperhills, a mixed-use development in Shenzhen, China. The system features eight...

Teaching Cars to Drive
The Michigan-based American Center for Mobility is located at a former World War II bomber factory, later an auto plant, that was environmentally challenged after decades of industrial use. Though the...

Student Solutions (part of "Teaching Cars to Drive")
A multidisciplinary team of students from the University of Michigan worked at the Willow Run site in 2014 on a constructed wetlands system to help remediate contaminated groundwater....

 

 

 

 

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