“Touch Screens” for Roadways: Colorado Tests Smart Pavement
A smart pavement system will be installed in Colorado that can track movement atop it, detecting, for example, when a vehicle does not successfully navigate a dangerous, remote mountain corridor....

Novel Computing Techniques Aid First Responders; Connected Vehicles Can Predict Flooding; Robotic Device Detects Leaks in Plastic, Metal Pipes; Sound Used to Manage Landfill Gas Collection
New developments in disaster response, rainfall tracking, water-leak detection, and landfill gas collection are highlighted....

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...

Drones: An Engineering Reconnaissance Tool of Tomorrow, but Here Today!
About six years ago, I began researching geotechnical engineering applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones. My initial efforts were encouraged by most of my colleagues, but were criticized...

Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements
The Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements will contain technical and professional articles on the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of airport, roadway and other...

The Rise of UAVs Signals a New Era in Geotechnics: Big Data in Geotechnics is Coming from Above
If you have been following the news, browsing the internet, or even gazing up in the sky, it is likely that you have seen an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), also commonly known as Unmanned Aircraft System...

Pervious Concrete
Pervious concrete consists of a hydraulic cementitious binding system combined with an open-graded aggregate to produce a rigid pavement with typically 15% to 25% interconnected void space....

Pipe Design
The pipes and joints, once installed, must be capable of safely withstanding, for the project design life, all in-use service loads, including those associated with the following factors:...

Impacts of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) on National Forest Lands and Grasslands

Tying It All Together
The Rancocas Greek Bridge, a steel tied arch designed for both light-rail and freight train loading, may be the first bridge of its kind to carry freight trains in the United States....

Strength from Within
After decades of being continuously struck by rockfalls and wayward vehicles, Knapps Hill Tunnel—a highway structure built in 1936 and located on state Route 97A in central Washington...

Protecting the Ports
Increased security concerns are prompting the nation's ports to rethink the design of their points of entry, especially at their terminals. Civil engineers are being called...

Beltway Connection
The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge carries the Capital Beltway (I-495) and a part of I-95—the main north–south interstate route on the East Coast—across the Potomac River south of Washington,...

Fast Forward
Under the aegis of the French government, the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (French National Railway Society), or SNCF, has built two new bridges, each approximately 1,100...

Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award and Award of Merit for 2001
The outstanding civil engineering achievement award (OCEA) recognizes civil engineering projects that contribute to community well-being, demonstrate resourcefulness in planning and solving...

Evaluation of the Trevipark Automated Parking System
Prepared by the Civil Engineering Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, a CERF innovation center serving the engineering and construction industries. ...

Evaluation of Thermocoax Piezoelectric Weight-in-Motion Sensors
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Innovation Center. This report describes a program of installation,...

Evaluation of Measurement Specialties, Inc. Piezoelectric Weigh-In-Motion Sensors
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Innovation Center. This report describes a program of installation,...

The Acapulco Vehicular Tunnel

Teams Are the Best Development Vehicles
Any natural team or work group provides an excellent vehicle for learning and cross-training among group members and for development of individual members as well as the organization:...

 

 

 

 

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