The Pipeline to Diversity and Inclusion in the Geoprofessions: Challenging the Profession to Increase Innovation, Profitability, and Future Sustainability
Diversity + Inclusion (D+I) is a term often used in the workplace, but its meaning is not well understood. People generally value the concept, but its nebulousness has kneecapped the movement. In fact,...

How Mentoring Can Chart Your Career Path with Intention and Purpose
Growing up in India with a father who is a mechanical engineer and a musician, and a mother who was like a fireball, elevating and inspiring everyone around her, I was unaware that my parents were my first...

Minnesota’s Story Through ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card: We Can All Help
The COVID-19 pandemic caught everyone off guard, including university administrators, faculty, and students. Suddenly forced off campus in early March and quarantined in many different settings for an...

Resources to Enhance the Geotechnical Educational Experience
In 2016, I joined the ASCE Minnesota Section’s (ASCE-MN) inaugural infrastructure Report Card Committee at a time in my career when I was curious about the role civil engineering had to play in the overall...

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...

Nuclear Deconstruction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the midst of a decades-long effort to safely decommission and dismantle a trio of Army nuclear reactors. The first part of the project involved the successful deconstruction...

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...

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...

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...

Lead-Free in Louisville
Long before lead in drinking water became a common concern, the Louisville Water Co. began a concerted campaign to identify and remove publicly owned lead service lines from its distribution system. Earlier...

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...

Lessons Learned
The city of Beirut sits on a peninsula along Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast. The Port of Beirut, opened in 1887, is located directly north of downtown Beirut and mostly separated from the commercial and...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Infrastructure Solutions: Transit Transformation
Beset by long-term problems related to underinvestment and inadequate maintenance, the U.S. transit sector confronts challenges pertaining to funding, demographic changes, and an increasing array of new...

 

 

 

 

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