Cybersecurity, Clean Energy, and Sustainability Top the Concerns of Engineers

Creating Copenhill
The design and construction of a new waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen, Denmark, was meant to do more than just generate electricity. The unique structure also features a rooftop public park with an...

Spin, Spin, Spin
A scalable, vertical axis windmill tower with dynamic shutters that decrease wind loading on the structure has won an energy efficiency design contest....

Massachusetts Requires Role for Licensed Engineers in Gas Infrastructure after NTSB Investigates Deadly Explosions

Energy Star
The recently opened corporate headquarters of United Therapeutics is one of the largest net-zero energy office buildings in the world. Geo-exchange wells, an earth labyrinth, natural ventilation, and electrochromic...

What Lies Ahead?
How will trends in climate change, alternative energy, high-tech construction, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and public funding affect communities, infrastructure, and the practice of civil engineering...

When Bridges, Roadways, and Dams Need Our Help: Innovative Techniques Can Help Save Our Nation's Critical Infrastructure
The nation's infrastructure is showing its age. The signs are obvious with structure distress, lack of functionality, and failure reported frequently over the last several decades. Specialty geotechnical...

Shuster Infrastructure Plan Would Raise Gas Tax, Boost Clean and Water Funding

Two Coal Plants Pursue Different Approaches to Capturing Carbon Dioxide

National Grid, an international electricity and natural gas utility that operates in the United Kingdom and owns the high-voltage transmission network in England and Wales, is experimenting with a new style of pylon to carry transmission lines…

Survey Shows World Is Depending on Engineers To Solve Key Problems

The Paris architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures S.A.R.L. has released a conceptual design of what it calls Aequorea, an ocean habitat unit that could accommodate up to 20,000 residents and researchers and be moved via ship or submarine using alga-based fuels...

Such natural forms as leaves, spider webs, and snake skins inspired a new facade that has been designed to surround and enliven a gas tank in Heidelberg, Germany, that is being converted into a heat storage facility…

Research, Development, and Demonstration Needs
Research, development and demonstration (RDD) is needed to advance recommended civil engineering practices and standards in order to effectively address climate change impacts. Wilbanks...

Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations
Civil engineers have responsibilities for the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of physical infrastructures. These infrastructures include all types of buildings,...

Achieving Success and Avoiding Failures with Permeable Pavements
This chapter provides experienced-based recommendations on how to achieve success with permeable pavements. This information is based on an informational survey completed by designers,...

Construction Support Services
A preconstruction survey of existing structures within the anticipated construction zone of influence should be conducted before any construction begins. A plan for structures that need...

Instrumentation and Monitoring
A detailed plan for monitoring possible ground surface movements caused by the microtunneling operations should be prepared. The plan is typically prepared by the engineer in consultation...

Nation's First Waste-to-Energy Plant in 20 Years Opens in Florida

Sustainable Development — A Geotechnical Perspective
Sustainability has become a key factor in major construction projects these days, and many geotechnical engineers have started focusing on the concept. Owners, public agencies, and the...

 

 

 

 

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