IoT and Big Data in Geotechnical Construction: Connecting Drill Rigs to the Cloud
It’s almost impossible these days to escape the fervor and buzz surrounding technologies and concepts such as Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI)....

From Good to Great: The Evolution of Cutoff Wall Quality Control and Verification Techniques
The last three decades have brought tremendous improvements to quality control (QC) procedures for construction and post-construction verification of deep cutoff walls installed in active high-hazard dams....

A Brief History of Jet Grouting in the Last 50 Years: The Story of Its Evolution
Jet grouting, a grouting soil improvement construction technique, was first developed in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s, and then introduced in Europe a few years later in the form of a proposal for soil...

Working Platforms for Specialty Geo-Construction
A major cause of rigs toppling over is the state of the "working platform" that they must work from. A working platform is a layer of material, often compacted sand or gravel, placed over the subgrade,...

G-I Underground Engineering and Construction Committee Update

Infrastructure Report Card

Fire & Water
Over the years, wildfires have crept out of the wild and into the urban landscape, threatening more lives, property, and infrastructure than ever before, sometimes devastating communities. In Paradise,...

Terminal Velocity
The distinctive curved geometry of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport terminal was designed to withstand harsh weather while concurrently improving the overall passenger experience....

Sediment Pollution: Solving "Rill" Problems Using RECPs
Sediment pollution causes an estimated $16 billion in environmental damage annually. Sediment is the most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs, causing such negative effects as temperature...

Failing Infrastructure Costing Families $3,300 a Year, New ASCE Report Says

Illinois City to Rely on Green Infrastructure to Reduce Combined Sewer Overflows

How Are Ancient Egyptian and Modern American Road Construction Linked?

It Takes Only One Word: Why the Construction Industry Avoids Jury Trials

Real-Time Concrete Sensors Could Redefine Construction Schedules

The Pivotal Role of Equipment Manufacturers in Specialty Geotechnical Construction

Nature’s Infrastructure

Innovation At The Heights
Population growth in metropolitan Washington, D.C., has been on an upward trajectory in recent years, and this is especially true for Arlington County, in Northern Virginia. This increase in population...

Will Pandemic-Related Construction Delays Be Compensable?

What Now? THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON THE AEC MARKE
The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professions have taken a significant blow from the shutdown of businesses, the need for social distancing, the disruptions in supply chains, and the...

Infrastructure Solutions: Public Parks Meet Community Needs
Despite the fact that public parks received a D+ in ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, there are plenty of examples of how engineers have helped local, state, and national parks implement innovative...

 

 

 

 

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