Floating on Air
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has designed a concept for how Venus—which has a surface that is hot enough to melt lead—can be safely explored by astronauts....

Perfluorinated Chemical Contamination in Drinking Water Raises Concerns in Congress
Shortly after a House subcommittee examined the issue of perfluorinated chemicals in drinking water, a group of Michigan representatives introduced legislation intended to encourage federal agencies to...

Outdoor Lab Fosters Teamwork and Accountability

Constrained Site Challenges, Benefits College Science Building Design

Closed since 1999, Observatory Now Restored atop Buffalo Museum

California’s East Valley Water District Finalizes Design/Build Contract for Sterling Natural Resource Center

An Eye on Library Design

Simplified Museum Facade Packs a Punch

Supporting A National Treasure: Spruce Tree House Alcove Arch Stabilization
Mesa Verse National Park, located in southwestern Colorado, honors the cultural significance of the fantastic cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Pueblo people, who lived in the area from AD 600 to 1300....

Higher Learning: A Sustainable Study-Abroad Capstone
At Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, civil engineering students participate in a sustainable study-abroad capstone that emphasizes teamwork and innovation....

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....

Bipartisan Group of House Members Releases Recommendations for Boosting Infrastructure
Ahead of the anticipated release of an infrastructure plan by the Trump administration, a bipartisan group of House members issues its own recommendations for improving the nation’s infrastructure....

Composite Core-Wall System and Performance-Based Design Transform High-Rise Construction

U.S. Green Building Council Adopts RELi Resilience Standard

Design of the Future Mexico City Airport: Attaining Resilience in Soft Ground
The Lake Texcoco region to the east of Mexico City is famed for its deep lacustrine deposits of compressible clay, which amplify ground shaking during seismic events. The area is also gradually subsiding...

Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Plan Receives Mixed Response on Capitol Hill
Released in mid-February, the long-awaited infrastructure plan from the Trump administration calls for major new funding programs but offers few details regarding how to pay for them....

Nordic Hotel Combines Fire and Ice

Trump Administration, House Seek Agency Cooperation on Key Issues
As the White House seeks to foster cooperation among federal agencies in the realm of environmental approvals for infrastructure projects, a bill advancing in the House aims to promote agency collaboration...

Interconnected Office Buildings to Complement Zhengzhou Shoreline

A Good Cause for a Causeway: How Geotechnology and Project Delivery Restored a Roadway Embankment Crossing a Historically Challenging Soft Ground Site
As part of a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) design-build project, a causeway was constructed in 2017 to replace an aging bridge in the southwest metropolitan area of Minneapolis. The causeway...

 

 

 

 

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