Preserving the Past: Recovering the Destroyed Buddha Statues and Niches in Bamiyan Afghanistan
For millennia, civilizations have built monuments to honor their gods, leaders, or founding principles, and with time those monuments that still exist have become revered treasures. Take, for example,...

Instrumenting a National Landmark's Expansion: the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Art
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located just north of the Lincoln Memorial on the Potomac River in Washington D.C., is currently undergoing expansion. Through a series of spaces that...

ASCE G-I Outreach and Engagement Committee Update

Power and Speed
A new venture aims to build an underground cargo distribution system that operates at airline speeds using an electromagnetic levitation and propulsion system....

Engineering Pittsburgh: A History of Roads, Rails, Canals, Bridges & More, By ASCE Pittsburgh Section 100th Anniversary Publication Committee. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: The History Press, 2018

Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business, By Maynard Webb. New York City: St. Martin’s Press, 2018

Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To ), By Yossi Sheffi with Edgar Blanco. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2018

America’s Water Infrastructure Act Reauthorizes WRDA, Safe Drinking Water Programs
The recently enacted America’s Water Infrastructure Act updates the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, reauthorizes the federal dam and levee safety programs, and authorizes additional...

Oxford Building Isolates Research from Vibrations

Simplified Museum Facade Packs a Punch

Maryland Farmer, Researchers Test Effectiveness of Pool System for Improving Water Quality

Pay It Forward This Holiday Season

Ruins of ‘Hot Wells’ Spa Transformed Into Public Park

Tucson Will Use Reclaimed Water to Recharge Groundwater, Revitalize River

Higher Learning: Vanderbilt Course Teaches Risk, Reliability, and Resilience

Next Step: Plan, Engage, and Collaborate

Fast Forward: Purging the Plastics
A full-scale floating system designed to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for a fraction of the cost and time of traditional methods has been deployed....

Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the Partnership between America and its Colleges & Universities, by Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 2018

From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition, Second Edition, by B. Michael Aucoin. Norwood, Massachusetts: Artech House Publishers, 2018

Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies, by Stefan Al. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2018

 

 

 

 

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