Proposed ‘Super Urban Network’ Would Bring High-Speed Travel to Denver

Construction Begins on Lagoon Restoration Project near San Diego

Ceramic Tower Adds Drama to Dubai Skyline

Adding Biochar to Soils beside Highways Could Reduce Runoff, Report Says

Los Angeles Project Seeks Cool Solution to Hot Asphalt

A Steel Ribbon Unfurls in Chicago

Zinc, Glass, and Translucent Membranes Grace Pool Complex

Robotic Rebar-Tying System Uses Artificial Intelligence
A robotic rebar-tying system that uses artificial intelligence on bridge construction projects has been successfully tested in Pennsylvania....

Preserved for the Future: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in the United States, has guarded the passage of ships along North Carolina’s Outer Banks for almost 150 years....

Timber Rising
Ever-taller buildings made from engineered wood are being proposed and constructed around the world. To meet that demand, designers are being tasked with learning about the new capabilities, attributes,...

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...

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....

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...

Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity, By Sandra Postel. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2017

The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better, By Daniel Koretz. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017

Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, the Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge, By Erica Wagner. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2017

The Creation of Markets for Ecosystem Services in the United States: The Challenge of Trading Places, By Mattijs van Maasakkers. New York: Anthem Press, 2016

Fast Forward: One Small Step
A concept design for an inflatable habitat on Mars incorporates indigenous ice as a structural element and a shield to protect occupants from galactic cosmic radiation....

We Need Big, Bold Ideas to Transform Our Nation’s Infrastructure
Big and bold ideas are needed to transform infrastructure in the United States. ASCE’s Grand Challenge is a commitment to rethinking what’s possible in our profession....

Engineer Wins First Round with Design/Builder, But the Fight Continues
A design/builder sued its engineer for inaccurate estimated quantities on a highway project. It’s a good reminder that designers working on projects should always read and understand their contracts....

 

 

 

 

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