School District, University Partner to Bring Learning to Life
Brett Story, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Southern Methodist University, has teamed with the Garland Independent School District and...

Designing Secret Cities
Before the U.S. government could develop the first atomic bombs in World War II, it first had to design and construct three “secret cities” at which that work would be completed. Created almost entirely...

Los Angeles Project Seeks Cool Solution to Hot Asphalt

Observation Wheel Coming to Kentucky

Helicopter-Based Geophysical Reconnaissance of Levees: A Faster, Cost-Effective Tool for Assessing Their Risk
As with much of the nation's infrastructure, people are becoming more and more aware of the condition of levee systems in the United States. The media cast a spotlight on the New Orleans levee failures...

Dry Dams in the Desert: Chasing Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures with Geophysics
Homogenous embankment dam flood retention structures (FRSs) were built throughout central Arizona desert basins in the mid-twentieth century to protect mostly agricultural lands and military installations...

A Good Cause for a Causeway: How Geotechnology and Project Delivery Restored a Roadway Embankment Crossing a Historically Challenging Soft Ground Site
As part of a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) design-build project, a causeway was constructed in 2017 to replace an aging bridge in the southwest metropolitan area of Minneapolis. The causeway...

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

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

Wet Weather Treatment Station Will Reduce CSOs in King County, Washington

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

Proactive Management of Landslide- and Rockfall-Prone Slopes: A New Program for Federal Land Management Agencies
Most people realize that the nation's transportation infrastructure is aging faster than federal, state, and local governments can manage with traditional methods. In fact, a national and international...

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...

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Florida Bridge Collapse (part of Infrastructure Solutions: Bridges Move Forward)
In late May, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its preliminary report about the March 15 structural failure and collapose of a partially-constructed pedestrian bridge in Miami....

Supporting A National Treasure: Spruce Tree House Alcove Arch Stabilization
Mesa Verse National Park, located in southwestern Colorado, honors the cultural significance of the fantastic cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Pueblo people, who lived in the area from AD 600 to 1300....

Instrumenting a National Landmark's Expansion: the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Art
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located just north of the Lincoln Memorial on the Potomac River in Washington D.C., is currently undergoing expansion. Through a series of spaces that...

Engineering Department Makes Diversity a Priority
Beena Sukumaran, Ph.D., M.ASCE, the vice president for research, and the former department head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, at Rowan University, along with a team of researchers,...

Houston Community Converts Golf Course into Detention System, Natural Areas

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, By Tim Harford. New York: Riverhead Books, 2017

 

 

 

 

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