Broad Infrastructure Bill Could See Renewed Attention in Democratically Controlled House
The pending Democratic takeover of the House portends a likely change in congressional priorities pertaining to infrastructure....

U.S. Green Building Council Offers Recertification for All LEED Projects

Tall Building Seismic Safety Report Released

Contractors' Suit Against Designers Moves Forward despite Lack of Privity
In Suffolk Construction Company v. Rodriguez and Quiroga Architects Chartered, several design professionals move to dismiss negligence claims from contractors who relied upon their plans and specifications...

Modular Design Highlights New York Hotel Project

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...

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...

Teaching Cars to Drive
The Michigan-based American Center for Mobility is located at a former World War II bomber factory, later an auto plant, that was environmentally challenged after decades of industrial use. Though the...

Design/Build Project Sends BRT System Rolling Along in Richmond, Virginia

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....

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,...

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

Energy Star
The recently opened corporate headquarters of United Therapeutics is one of the largest net-zero energy office buildings in the world. Geo-exchange wells, an earth labyrinth, natural ventilation, and electrochromic...

Skinny 'Scrapers
Incredibly slender towers are rising around the globe into the skylines of major cities, especially New York City. Often targeted at the wealthy who are able to pay astronomical price for spectacular views,...

Mixed Foundations Resolve Complex Conditions
A 46-story residential tower currently under construction in downtown Boston abuts an existing parking garage, necessitating extreme care to ensure its stability amid tight space constraints. Part of the...

Infrastructure Solutions: Schools Offer Resiliency
When natural disaster strike, public K-12 school buildings are often used as emergency shelters. Yet public school infrastructure received a D+ on ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. There are, however,...

Doubling Down on History
The developers of a casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, preserved the facades, ornaments, and structural elements of several historical buildings—including a hotel visited by James K. Polk, the 15th...

Case Study Examines the Ethics of Professional Development
A supervisor sacrifices the professional development of his team for his own growth. Is the supervisor in violation of the Cannon 7 of ASCE's Code of Ethics?...

Florida Art Museum Expands Indoor and Outdoor Spaces, Protects Iconic Tree

Reliability-Based Design (RBD) For Everyone: (No Monte Carlo Simulation Required!)
In North America, the design of earth structures for transportation applications is most often carried out using load and resistance factor design (LRFD). In the U.S., the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications...

 

 

 

 

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