Moving Down the Road of Progress: Geosynthetics Subdue Failures on Expansive Clays and Frost-susceptible Soils
Using geosynthetics in roadway projects has provided sustainable alternatives for reconstruction and maintenance and now represents a significant portion of the total geosynthetics market. Geosynthetics...

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...

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...

Smart Bridges, Evolved
Bridge instrumentation, digital twins, and automated design—among other tech-focused trends—are helping create "smart" bridges that will better serve the public for years to come....

West Virginia’s Airport In The Clouds: Response to a Massive Slope Failure at Runway’s End
Although the small and scenic Mountain State ranked 40 out of 50 in population according to a July 2017 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, it boasts seven airports. Yeager Airport (CRW), billed as "West Virginia’s...

Learning From Pile Driving Failures: Out of Sight Can't be Out of Mind
The design of driven pile foundations for static service and strength limit state loading conditions is meaningless if the piles cannot be driven to the required depth and nominal resistance without sustaining...

Flexible Rockfall Barrier Post Support Performance: Deflection as a Positive Attribute
Rockfall has plagued infrastructure for centuries, whether generated by natural weathering of unaltered rock slopes or due to jointing and weaknesses in constructed rock slopes. Rockfall in the U.S. has...

Evaluating the Energy and Carbon of Geotechnical Works: An Important Step in Developing Sustainable Designs
Engineering for sustainable development requires considering the triple-bottom-line of social, economic, and environmental factors associated with a project when developing the final design. Within geotechnical...

Tsunami Loads and Effects
Guide to the Tsunami Design Provisions of ASCE 7-16
The devastating tsunamis that struck Chile and Japan in 2010 and 2011 underscored the critical need for new structural design criteria to improve building resilience and safeguard human life. They also...

Resources to Enhance the Geotechnical Educational Experience
In 2016, I joined the ASCE Minnesota Section’s (ASCE-MN) inaugural infrastructure Report Card Committee at a time in my career when I was curious about the role civil engineering had to play in the overall...

Court Examines Engineer’s Liability Under Design-Build Agreement

Portland, Oregon, Awards Design Contract For 145 mgd Bull Run Filtration Facility

Spearin Does Not Apply If Design Is Considered Performance Based. So, Who Decides?

Creating Art AND Reducing Project Risk WITH 3D Modeling: Digital Insights Unearth Hidden Landscapes
Humans have always lived in threedimensional space, with senses that evolved for a 3D environment. So, it’s perfectly natural that people can more quickly, easily, and fully understand something when it’s...

Data of All Sizes for Human and Machine Learning

Net-Positive Energy Building Designed with Circularity In Mind

What If the Levee Breaks? Board Balances Safety against Economic Waste

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Back in Action
At one of Northern Virginia’s most complex and notoriously congested intersections, the superstructure of a critical highway overpass was demolished, removed, and replaced in a single weekend. The design’s...

Space Place
To help design and construct human habitats for Earth orbit, the moon, and Mars, NASA is turning to teams of experts in academia and private industry, including civil and structural engineers. The ideas...

 

 

 

 

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