Mass transit, aviation, water and wastewater receive early attention in Congress

As President Joe Biden’s cabinet begins to take shape, Congress takes steps to address early infrastructure priorities of the new administration.

ASCE members #Engineer4Tomorrow during Engineers Week

Though Engineers Week 2021 celebrations looked a little different due to COVID-19 restrictions, ASCE members were still able to share their passion for the profession with the next generation of STEM enthusiasts.

ASCE recognizes 2021 New Faces of Civil Engineering–Professionals

Meet the 2021 ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering–Professionals.

Then and now: NYC rebuilds iconic Fountain of the Fairs as a fog garden

Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the city’s borough of Queens has rebuilt the historical 1964 set of fountains, which will open when the weather warms.

Regenerative design, the salvage economy, and one building’s quest to ‘live’ sustainably

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta is not like other buildings.

The Law: Think twice about taking on a duty to defend

Lawyers Michael C. Loulakis and Lauren P. McLaughlin explain how design firms can protect themselves from contractual liability related to “duty to defend” statutes.
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Medieval structure reworked to make acoustics sing

Engineers enlarged a former medieval hospital in Ghent, Belgium, and fine-tuned a host of its site features to improve the acoustic performance of the building as a modern concert hall.

Slideshow: Zaha Hadid Architects-designed art center in China underway

The art center will be located within a lake with a tunneled road extending underneath it. A four-pronged latticed canopy will visually unify the art center’s distinct venues.

Airports at risk from sea level rise could more than double by 2100, study finds

Researchers examining the threat to coastal airports from future sea level rise estimate that at least 10% of air routes could be disrupted.

University of California, San Diego shake table to be upgraded

The world’s largest high-performance outdoor shake table, a backbone of seismic studies, will be upgraded to move in six directions by October.

Policy and legislation

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Around ASCE

ASCE members #Engineer4Tomorrow during Engineers Week

Though Engineers Week 2021 celebrations looked a little different due to COVID-19 restrictions, ASCE members were still able to share their passion for the profession with the next generation of STEM enthusiasts.

5 things you didn’t know about … the Ward House

Designated as a National Historic Civil and Concrete Engineering Landmark by ASCE and the American Concrete Institute in 1977, the Ward House in Rye Brook, New York, is a landmark that many people have never heard about.

Trailblazing New Face strives to rebuild Puerto Rico’s infrastructure

Growing up, Hector Colón De La Cruz recognized Puerto Rico’s expanding infrastructure concerns. This led him to spearhead the first Puerto Rico Infrastructure Report Card. His goal – to rebuild and improve the communities.

New Face serves as the voice of underrepresented civil engineers

A love for rollercoasters put Jayvon Garth on the ride toward a career in civil engineering and architecture. But specific life experiences further pushed him to focus on projects that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Technical notes

What are the costs of life-cycle distributed stormwater control measures?

A new paper in the "Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment" presents a module that advances understanding of stormwater cost profiles using a process-based tool.

Setting proper rate pricing to ensure water system sustainability

A new study, “Setting Future Water Rates for Sustainability of a Water Distribution System” in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, introduces a model to quantify investment needs.

Using reclaimed asphalt for pervious concrete pavement mixes

A new paper in the "Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering" explores using reclaimed asphalt pavement as a substitute to natural course aggregate in sustainable pervious concrete pavement mixes.

Help with managing COVID-19’s impact on construction projects

A new book, COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Construction Projects, seeks to help engineering and construction practitioners in managing constructions projects during a pandemic.

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Improving the future: structural fire engineering design

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Are civil engineers doing enough to combat climate change?

ASCE Plot Points Season 4 Episode 8: Are civil engineers doing enough to combat climate change? It's a simple question with a complicated answer. Or maybe...

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