Austin Green
A former brownfield site in Austin, Texas, has been converted into a mixed-use, sustainable neighborhood—known as an EcoDistrict—that focuses on renewable and innovative energy systems, water conservation...

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...

The House That LEGO Built
Designed to resemble giant LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another, the LEGO House is an instantly iconic new building in Billund, Denmark. The 12,300 sq m facility houses multiple attractions and features...

A Boost for Butte
The first gravity-powered municipal treatment facility featuring ceramic membranes in the United States, the Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant in Butte, Montana, uses innovative approaches to minimize...

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,...

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...

Big River, Big Model
In an era of digital models, Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and Louisiana State University still see the value and importance of physical modeling. They have demonstrated that...

Transformative Tower
The tallest structure in San Francisco, Salesforce Tower, has transformed the city’s skyline. And by being the first skyscraper to extend deep foundations into the city’s bedrock, the first to extend performance-based...

Dramatic Production
The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare offers a configurable space for theatrical performances of many sizes beneath an existing protective tent. By fully modeling the oddly shaped space and carefully considering...

Iron Will Moves A Highway
It’s not every day that a major highway needs to be moved out of the way of an operational iron mine. But that’s just what happened in Virginia, Minnesota. The seven-year project was the culmination of...

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...

Beneath Biscayne Bay
To improve the reliability and resiliency of one of its most critical wastewater components, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department replaced more than a mile of aging force main used to convey flows...

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...

West Side Extraordinary
VIA 57 West is one of the newest skyscrapers in Manhattan, New York, as well as one of its most geometrically distinct and spectacular. The geotechnical and site civil challenges of the project were equally...

Updating History
A beloved 1921 Parker truss bridge in Healdsburg, California, underwent an extensive rehabilitation and seismic retrofit so that the community could continue to use the historic crossing....

Water Wise
Located in a semiarid region, the town of Castle Rock, Colorado, has a goal to reduce its reliance on nonrenewable groundwater sources. A recently completed pipeline project enables Castle Rock to tap...

Step by Step
The Angus L. Macdonald Bridge has fully reopened after the completion of its “Big Lift” project in Nova Scotia, Canada. The endeavor involved replacing the entire suspended span and all the hangers of...

Zeroing In
Across the United States, primary and secondary school buildings are leading the way in the so-called zero-energy movement, in which structures are designed to generate at least as much energy as they...

Restoring Piece
The restoration of an 18th-century United Kingdom building in which cloth was made and traded involved extensive structural assessments and a sensitive approach to conservation. The goal was to preserve...

Drinking Water Advances
The U.S. drinking water sector faces many challenges, among them treatment and distribution systems that are showing signs of age. Innovations in how utilities procure projects, conduct operations, and...

 

 

 

 

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