Crossing Grand Canyon: The Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge
Recently named a national historic civil engineering landmark in ASCE's Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Program, the 1928 Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge proved uniquely challenging to access, spanning...

Network Tied Arches in the United States (part of "Tied Together")
The outlook for network tied arches in the United States is bright....

Next-Generation Drones Bolster Bridge Inspections
A preflight, flight, and postflight drone system saves time and money in bridge inspections. It can also create a digital "twin" of bridges....

It Takes Courtesy and Respect to Resolve Professional Disputes
Three abstracts are rejected, and a feud ensues....

To Improve Resiliency, Los Angeles Aims to Recycle All Wastewater by 2035

Fast Forward: Liquid Sunshine

Storage for One More Century
Since its completion more than a century ago by a previous owner, Denver Water's Antero Dam has experienced seepage problems, forcing the utility to limit the storage capacity of the associated reservoir....

Cooperation Keeps Construction on Track (part of "Storage for One More Century")
As with the design process, each phase of construction of the Antero Dam rehabilitation saw Denver Water, RJH Consultants Inc., HDR, the Colorado Division of Water Resources (also known as the State Engineer's...

Design Details (part of "Uplifted")
In all projects, the interconnectivity of each component is important. A movable bridge is an especially complicated structure that is exposed to an array of dynamic movements and transient loading conditions...

Uplifted
The new Fore River Bridge, near Boston, leaves more room vertically and horizontally for passing ships, and its lift towers employ several cost-saving innovations....

Arena of Books
The new Qatar National Library features a folded design with cantilevered corners on the exterior, while inside, an enormous single space for reading or socializing offers terraces stacked with bookshelves....

Urbanism Without Effort: Reconnecting with First Principles of the City, by Charles R. Wolfe. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2019

Let Them See You: The Guide for Leveraging Your Diversity at Work, by Porter Braswell. Emeryville: Lorena Jones Books, 2019

Building a Resilient Future

House Bill Would Boost Authorized Spending of Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Novel Computing Techniques Aid First Responders; Connected Vehicles Can Predict Flooding; Robotic Device Detects Leaks in Plastic, Metal Pipes; Sound Used to Manage Landfill Gas Collection
New developments in disaster response, rainfall tracking, water-leak detection, and landfill gas collection are highlighted....

Training for Disaster
The structural complexes used to train first responders must accommodate a wide range of theoretical and practical learning. From classroom spaces to built-to-burn assemblies to buildings within buildings,...

Court Rejects Suit against Design Team for Negligent Contract Administration
A circuit court rejects a suit against a design team for negligent contract administration in Domson Inc. v. Kadrmas Lee & Jackson Inc....

The Corps and the Cofferdam: Raising the USS Maine
A decade after it sank in the Havana Harbor, a team of Army engineers raised the USS Maine to determine what caused the explosion that sank it....

Reviewing the Civil Engineer's Ethical Obligations at Home and Abroad
Do the codes of conduct for engineers practicing in the United States and abroad reflect a common understanding of an engineer's ethical obligations?...

 

 

 

 

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