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Arizona train derailment and fire damage historical bridge

A Union Pacific Railroad cargo train crossing a historical bridge in Tempe, Arizona, derailed and caught fire on July 29, causing a portion of the north–south bridge to collapse, sending several railcars toppling off the bridge and onto the ground below.

Southern California rail project shores up coastal bluff

A critical phase of an effort to stabilize a coastal bluff beneath a critical rail line in in Southern California is scheduled to be completed by year's end.

Cement and Concrete Trailblazer With 26 Patents Dies at 94

Edward K. Rice, founder of CTS Cement Manufacturing Co. of Garden Grove, California, and a visionary who held 26 cement and concrete patents, has died. He was 94. Rice, P.E., FACI, F.ASCE, recognized that improving concrete structures required progress in cement chemistry. CTS focused on shrinkage-compensating and rapid-setting concretes based on calcium sulfoaluminate. Rapid Set cement was used in the rebuilding of the Santa Monica...

Trailblazer of Concrete Techniques Joins 2016 Class of Distinguished Members

Kenneth C. Hover, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, world-renowned for his advances in concrete technology and construction, is among the recently elected Class of 2016 ASCE Distinguished Members. A professor at Cornell University, Hover came to academia in mid-career, having been a military engineer, project manager for a general contractor, and partner and manager of a structural design firm. Cornell honored him with its highest teaching award,...

ASCE salutes 9 projects with 2021 OCEA Honor Awards

These nine projects has been honored as 2021 ASCE OCEA Honor Award recipients.

Society makes Rilett new Fellow

Laurence R. Rilett, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and the inaugural holder of the Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

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.

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.

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 noise can affect people’s physical and mental health, as well as affect ancient buildings along the line; the manufacture of precision instruments and equipment; and the use of high-precision laboratories. The authors of new paper in the Journal of Aerospace Engineering,...

Slideshow: Le Monde Group’s headquarters spans challenging site

The building’s two seven-story cantilevering volumes are connected by an archway that crosses a new public plaza.