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...

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...

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...

Supertall in Seoul
The first supertall building in South Korea, the 555 m Lotte World Tower, in Seoul, features a gently curving, tapered shape and a mast, dubbed the “lantern,” that consists of two separate diagrid structures...

The New Dominion
The $400-million Dominion Boulevard Improvement Project, finished in 2016, is the largest locally administered project completed in the Commonwealth of Virginia to date. The project transformed Dominion...

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Florida Bridge Collapse (part of Infrastructure Solutions: Bridges Move Forward)
In late May, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its preliminary report about the March 15 structural failure and collapose of a partially-constructed pedestrian bridge in Miami....

River Restored
After floods devastated the Big Thompson River area in northern Colorado in 2013, engineers worked to restore key reaches of the watershed. Their rehabilitation efforts featured channel grading, bank stabilization,...

Infrastructure Solutions: Bridges Move Forward
ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card assigned the nation’s bridges a grade of C+—one of the better grades in the assessment, but nevertheless indicating that improvements are needed. Fortunately, many...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Preparing for Inundation
Tsunamis might be infrequent and localized, but their impact on coastlines can be catastrophic. Over the past 10 years, engineers have been gearing up to better prepare structures and communities for inundation....

Monterey Revival
The Monterey Conference Center, in Monterey, California, was completed in 1977 to serve the surrounding community. Reopened to the public last year after a major renovation, the interior space has been...

Express Purpose
Conducted as part of a unique public–private partnership, the recently completed $1.4-billion upgrade of a nearly 6.5 mi long section of Interstate 35W in Fort Worth helps reduce congestion along a busy...

STTARS Trek
A custom-designed container, known as STTARS, is one of several structures, devices, and other engineering systems that NASA relies on to safely transport key elements of the James Webb Space Telescope...

Risky Business: Identifying an Acceptable Rockfall Standard
For many parts of the U.S. highway system, cut slopes in rock are as common as bridges and embankments. These cut slopes, as well as some natural ones, produce rockfalls that pose risks to highway conditions...

Stabilizing the Cliffs of Alcatraz Island: It My Be "The Rock," but it Still Needs Attention!
California's Alcatraz Island was described by some early explorers as an unusually lush rock sticking out of the sea. The rock on the island consists of shale and sandstone members of the late Mesozoic-aged...

Rock Glue Gets the Job Done: Reducing Rockfall Hazards along the G.W. Parkway
After a large rockfall damaged the road and disrupted traffic along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in 2002, the National Park Service was looking for solutions to stabilize the slope against additional...

 

 

 

 

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