Building on Hudson Yards In Section: Megaproject Geotechnics: Can a Megaproject Be Big Enough to Change a Building Code?
As a young geotechnical consulting engineer working in New York City, I was always curious as to why the city’s building code prescribed a maximum allowable rock-socket skin-friction value of 200 psi for...

Site Constraints Complicate a Bulkhead Replacement: It Takes a Team to Overcome the Challenges
North American Aggregates (NAA), a leading supplier of aggregates in the New York area, recently constructed a new processing facility in Perth Amboy, NJ. One of the final components of the new facility...

The Urban Ocean: The Interaction of Cities with Water, by Alan F. Blumberg and Michael S. Bruno. New York City: Cambridge University Press, 2018

The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas, by Eric Rutkow. New York: Scribner, 2019

The San Jacinto Monument: Over a Foot of Settlement, but Level
On March 6, 1836, General Santa Anna and his Mexican troops killed all those defending the Alamo Mission in San Antonio, TX. The Texans wished to be independent from Mexico and regrouped after this severe...

How to Be an Engineer, By Benton Allen, Paige Earl and Trent Kelly, New York, DK Kids, 2018

Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business, By Maynard Webb. New York City: St. Martin’s Press, 2018

Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation, by Gary Shapiro. New York City: William Morrow, 2018

Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, the Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge, By Erica Wagner. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2017

The Creation of Markets for Ecosystem Services in the United States: The Challenge of Trading Places, By Mattijs van Maasakkers. New York: Anthem Press, 2016

Infinite Suburbia, Edited by Alan M. Berger and Joel Kotkin with Celina Balderas Guzman. Hudson, New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2017

Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World, By Ama Marston and Stephanie Marston. New York: PublicAffairs Hachette Book Group, 2018

Bridges: A History of the World’s Most Spectacular Spans, By Judith Dupre. New York City: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2017.

New Zealand Sculpture Reaches for the Sky

The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers, By Martin Doyle. New York City: W.W. Norton & Company, 2018

Herding Tigers: Be the Leader That Creative People Need, By Todd Henry. New York City: Portfolio, 2018

You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn, By Wendy Lesser. New York City: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017

Waterfront Manhattan: From Henry Hudson to the High Line, By Kurt C. Schlichting. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World, By Simon Winchester. New York City: Harper, 2018

The Complete Zaha Hadid, By Aaron Betsky. New York City: Thames & Hudson Inc., 2017

 

 

 

 

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