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...

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...

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...

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...

Numerical Modeling Applications in Offshore Petroleum Developments

The Geotechnics of Converting Waste Sites to Renewable Energy Sites

Underground Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)

NewsBriefs: New Nanoscale Device Simultaneously Harvests Power, Transmits Data (Popular Science)

The Engineering Income and Salary Survey Standard Report
Trends Analysis, Policies, and Practice
The Salary Survey of 2010 is an engineering income and salary survey....

CO2 Sequestration: Fractures are Enabling Clean Energy Options

The Engineering Income and Salary Survey
Trends Analysis, Policies, and Practices
The Salary Survey of 2009 is an engineering income and salary survey....

Current Programs in American Post-Secondary Wood Design Education
Wood engineering has been a requirement in civil/structural engineering education curricula forcenturies. In 1990, a comprehensive survey was conducted of wood engineering educationprograms...

Optimal Resource Allocation for the Cleanup of Petroleum Contaminated Sites
Site rehabilitation is conducted in many states using a risk-based corrective action process wherein alternative remedial actions are evaluated and implemented, depending on the level...

NewsBriefs: Consutling Engineers to Speed Up California Transportation Projects (Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California)

Refrigerated Foundations
Refrigeration systems used to cool foundations on frozen ground can be classified as either active or passive, depending on whether external energy is used to power the systems. If pumps,...

Liquefied Natural Gas – Its History in the World and Future in California

 

 

 

 

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