Transformation All Around — The Structure: Triumph of Teamwork
Throughout the 2010s, the Golden State Warriors, led by superstars and remarkable team play, established themselves as the preeminent team in the National Basketball Association, winning three championships...

Construction Begins On Landmark Bridge Between United States and Canada

Fifty Years of Preservation: Historic American Engineering Record
On its 50th anniversary, the Historic American Engineering Record celebrates its chronicling of America’s industrial heritage while facing an uncertain future....

Big Span, Big Fun: The Atlantic City Convention Hall
In its Roaring Twenties heyday, no building better defined glamorous Atlantic City, New Jersey, than its 1929 Convention Hall, whose cavernous auditorium, supported by three-hinged arched trusses, was...

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...

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....

Still Standing: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
It will take years to restore the heavy damage the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris suffered during an April fire, but the outpouring of support reaffirmed the historical importance of this landmark of Gothic...

From Fame to Failure: The St. Francis Dam (Part 1)
One of the most devastating engineering disasters in American history, the 1928 St. Francis Dam failure has had a lasting impact on the profession of civil engineering....

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...

From Fame to Failure: The St. Francis Dam (Part 2)
In the July/August issue, History Lesson examined the construction of California's St. Francis Dam and its catastrophic failure in 1928. This month's instalment examines the causes and aftermath of the...

Kudos for History Lesson

Immortal and Ethereal Beauty in Stone: The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal, probably one of the most beautiful structures in the world, has withstood the vagaries of history and the environment. Lengthy tomes have been written on its beauty and the details of the...

Restoration Through Reclamation
The people of the Netherlands have a long history of reclaiming land from the sea. In one of the lasted examples, the construction of an artificial archipelago represents a remarkable collaboration among...

Bridging History
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently rehabilitated the Frankford Avenue Bridge, also known as the Pennypack Creek Bridge. This stone-arch structure, originally built circa 1697, is the...

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...

Glacier Skywalk: Foundations for a Canadian National Park Landmark
Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, is located in the Province of Alberta, north of Banff National Park and west of Edmonton. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Is Understanding the Stress History and Behavior of Soft Soils at Risk of Taking a Back Seat?

The Future of Civil Engineering Is Diverse
March is Women’s History Month. ASCE celebrates the strides it has made to bring diversity to the profession....

Are We Losing the History of Our Geotechnical Pioneers?

A History of Deep Vibratory Methods for Ground Improvement: A Cost-Effective Foundation Solution for 80+ Years
Deep vibratory ground improvement methods, collectively referred to as vibro systems, have been utilized by the construction community in one form or another for the past 80 years. Development of the equipment,...

 

 

 

 

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