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,...

Cyberattack on Florida Water Treatment Facility Should Prompt Security Assessments

Collaboration among Professionals: The Role of Civil Engineers in Public Health

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...

FCC Will Move Forward with Plan to Revamp Traffic Safety Spectrum

Engineers and Public Health

Michigan Dam Failures Prompt Investigations, Lawsuits, and Safety Concerns

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

Lead-Free in Louisville
Long before lead in drinking water became a common concern, the Louisville Water Co. began a concerted campaign to identify and remove publicly owned lead service lines from its distribution system. Earlier...

The Best Places For Civil Engineers 2020
ASCE’s Civil Engineering magazine researched and wrote this feature article before the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequently declared pandemic in the United States. Since then, the health...

American Engineering Testing Welcomes Cody; News from Gannett Fleming; GeoEngineers Expands to Two More Cities; GeoStabilization Recognized for Ethics; Geo-Solutions Announces Organizational Changes; GZA Recognized for Safety Achievements; Hayward Baker Announces Staff Changes; HUESKER Announces Management Changes; Malcolm Drilling Begins Tunneling Project; Schnabel Engineering Announces New Leadership

Real-Time Tools Enable Real-Time Safety Decisions
A sensor-based system has been developed to make it possible to immediately access a building after an earthquake to determine of the structure is safe to occupy....

California Ruling Expands Liability of Site-Safety Consultants
This month's column features Peredia v. HR Mobile Services Inc.—a recent appellate decision that offers a thorough analysis of jobsite safety liability for consultants....

A Faster, Cheaper, Better Way to Build a Wall: How a Simple Highway Widening Led to a Patent
When first opened in 1940, and as segments were later added to it, the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Turnpike) was principally a four-lane highway with two eastbound and two westbound lanes. As traffic volume...

Tall Building Seismic Safety Report Released

Crossing the Forth
Scotland’s Queensferry Crossing spans the Firth of Forth, connecting Edinburgh and the Kingdom of Fife. Built at a cost of $1.89 billion in six and a half years, the 1.6 mi long cable-stayed bridge, with...

Oroville Dam Spillway Incident: Putting Community Safety First While Investigating the Cause
The Oroville Dam, and its associated reservoir and hydropower plant facility, is located on the Feather River in Northern California and is owned and operated by the State of California, Department of...

Paleoflood Analyses For Dam and Levee Safety Assessments: Was that Really the "500-Year Flood"?
What is paleoflood hydrology? How are paleofloods analyzed? What are common paleoflood results? What are the implications of paleoflood analyses?...

Engineers Strive to Design Schools That Are Safe from Shooters

 

 

 

 

Return to search