Crescent shape marks new airport terminal in New Orleans

The new Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport terminal features a crescent-shaped geometry designed to withstand hurricanes.

New drinking water pipeline to serve southeast Houston metropolitan area

Houston Public Works and several local partners have begun design work on a $120 million drinking water pipeline project that will serve a fast-growing region of the Houston metropolitan area.

Paying attention to details pays off

Matthew Hughes, P.E., M.ASCE, is digitizing infrastructure into GIS databases, making sure the data are accurate for utility clients.

Penn Station expansion creates new ‘grand entrance’ to NYC

New York City’s new Moynihan Train Hall was constructed within a historical post office building, across from Penn Station and directly above many of the station’s platforms and tracks.

Lehman, Moore named official nominees for ASCE 2022 president-elect

The official nominees for 2022 ASCE president-elect, as selected by the Society’s Board of Direction Nominating Committee, are Maria Lehman and Peter M. Moore.

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change?

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change? Emily Grubert, in a word, says, "No."

Slideshow: ASCE project demonstrates green stormwater management techniques

ASCE completed a sustainable, low-impact development project at its Reston, Virginia, headquarters in December 2020. The project also demonstrates best management practices in stormwater control.
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Slideshow: Underwater sculpture park designed for Miami Beach

Dubbed the ReefLine, the 7 mi offshore public park will also function as an artificial reef to preserve and protect marine life and bolster coastal resilience.

New material excels at removing copper from water

Researchers have developed a new material that shows great promise as a means of removing copper — which is linked to disease and organ failure — from contaminated water sources.

Review: How to leave automated decision-making behind

Tired of outsourcing your decisions to technologies, experts, and rules? Author Vikram Mansharamani offers solutions in his book "Think for Yourself."

ASCE headquarters debuts a more sustainable parking lot

ASCE walks the walk by building a more sustainable parking lot.

Policy and legislation

Think about what you can do with an extra $3,300 a year. Narrow that down to $275 each month—a typical car payment. Simplify that number... Read more
In a positive start to 2021, and just a few short weeks following a joint press conference held by ASCE, the Mississippi River Cities &... Read more
After weeks of negotiations, Congress has passed H.R. 133, a bipartisan end of the year package to not only appropriate funding for Fiscal Year (FY)... Read more
Today, Congress passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 – a major legislative victory for ASCE! The House and Senate passed WRDA 2020... Read more

Around ASCE

National and international activist for engineering, Vachon dies at 83

Reginald I. Vachon, an engineer, executive, and lawyer whose career and accomplishments always testified to his dedication to engineering, has died. He was 83.

Former NY/NJ Port Authority chief dies at 89; one of ASCE’s first OPAL winners

Eugene J. “Gene” Fasullo, whose long love affair with engineering led to his appointment as chief engineer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has died. He was 89.

Hawaii civil engineering professor active in advancing CE education dies

Horst G. Brandes, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Hawaii and former president of the ASCE Hawaii Section, has died.

Former chief of planning for Army Corps in Detroit dies at 88

ASCE is sad to hear the news that Carl Argiroff, one of Michigan’s most dedicated of public and municipal servants, has died. He was 88.

Technical notes

Testing bridge structure vibration using a similarity model

Bridge structures, which account for a large proportion of high-speed railways and urban rail transits, produce vibration that radiate low-frequency structural noise. This low-frequency...

Modeling storm sewer networks and urban flooding

As heavy precipitation events increase in intensity and frequency, urban flooding wreaks havoc on energy and water services, transportation hubs, housing, education, and employment. Modeling...

Designing tall buildings for wind

A new ASCE Manual of Practice brings much-needed consistency to criteria for tall buildings specific to wind effects.

Converting infrastructure systems to geographic information systems

Geographic information systems’ ability to effectively manage and analyze spatial data makes it an ideal means for cities to manage their infrastructure systems.

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Are civil engineers doing enough to combat climate change?

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