Subsurface Utility Engineering and Megaprojects: Avoiding Underground Conflicts Helps Speed Project Delivery
Experienced project owners realize that utility conflicts can be risky and pose unexpected impacts on the cost and delivery of projects, especially in urban settings. To help overcome these impacts, Subsurface...

The Best Laid Plans: Capitol Crossing Restores L’Enfant’s Vision of "Federal City"
In 1791, President Washington appointed French engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant to plan Federal City — today’s District of Columbia. L’Enfant’s methodical design called for the center of the city to be...

Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Its Unique Camera Aperture-style Retractable Roof: A Collaborative Approach to Myriad Foundation Support Systems
The multiuse Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS’s Atlanta United soccer teams, opened in 2017 and is used as a sports facility and major entertainment venue (Figure 1). With...

Design of Shoreline Protection Measures : The Importance of Geotechnical Engineering in Waterfront Design
Over the past decade, there’s been an increased realization of the need to better protect our shorelines, particularly in urban environments along coastlines that have already been impacted by storm surge...

Central Place Sydney to Create New Civic Center for Australian City

Nestled into Nature

Urbanism Without Effort: Reconnecting with First Principles of the City, by Charles R. Wolfe. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 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...

The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America, By Alan Mallach, Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2018

Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To ), By Yossi Sheffi with Edgar Blanco. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2018

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, By Jeff Goodell. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2017

Deconstructing the High Line: Postindustrial Urbanism and the Rise of the Elevated Park, Edited by Christoph Lindner and Brian Rosa. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2017

Greater Use of ‘Smart Surfaces’ Would Greatly Benefit Washington, D.C., Report Says

Engineering Entrepreneurship from Idea to Business Plan: A Guide for Innovative Engineers and Scientists, By Paul Swamidass. New York City: Cambridge University Press, 2016

Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design, By Timothy Beatley. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2016

A Whole-System Approach to High-Performance Green Buildings, By David Strong and Victoria Burrows. Boston: Artech House, 2017

A Preliminary Case for the Existence of Hurricane Alleys in the Gulf of Mexico
A review of hurricance intensity in the Gulf of Mexico suggests there are two alleys where hurricanes are roughly 20% more intense than elsewhere. This paper develops a physical basis for the alleys using...

Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World, By Wade Graham. New York City: HarperCollins Publishers, 2016

The Urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright, By Neil Levine. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2016

Engineer to Entrepreneur: Success Strategies to Manage Your Career and Start Your Own Firm, By Rick De La Guardia. Reston, Virginia: ASCE Press, 2016

 

 

 

 

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