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Georgia treatment facility will use membranes to boost performance

A replacement water reclamation facility in Roswell, Georgia, will improve the environment, reduce odors, and ensure adequate capacity through 2050.

Oakland, San Francisco, and Seattle open streets to pedestrians during pandemic

Lighter than usual traffic prompts West Coast cities to convert streets for increased use by pedestrians and cyclists.

Slideshow: China’s Imperial Kiln ruins inspire museum design

A new museum built using ancient design principles and a mixture of old and new brick highlights Imperial Kiln ruins in Jingdezhen, China.

Dodge construction forecast outlines road to recovery

The forecast projects that the pandemic-related recession should be short-lived, but future construction spending will remain stagnant if there is no vaccine or infrastructure stimulus package.

Slideshow: Nature inspires ‘Mitosis,’ a modular building system

An Amsterdam-based design firm has reconceptualized its design thinking, creating a modular building system that emphasizes nature and puts human health first. Find out how.

High-energy particle physics lab plans new engineering research center

National laboratory that specializes in high-energy particle physics focuses on vibration-dampening in its new purpose-built facility.

Slideshow: Light-filled El Paso Children’s Museum design unveiled

The cloudlike museum has been designed with elements to encourage open-ended imaginative play, including a two-story vertical climbing structure--inside a 60 ft tall atrium.

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Simple retrofit may keep the lights on after an earthquake

Brittle power transformer bushings tend to fail during large earthquakes, but researchers have found a way to reduce downtime and repair costs through a simple, inexpensive fix.

Slideshow: Nature inspires ‘Mitosis,’ a modular building system

An Amsterdam-based design firm has reconceptualized its design thinking, creating a modular building system that emphasizes nature and puts human health first. Find out how.

Third-quarter data depict good news for AEC industry despite pandemic

Most notably, the survey shows a lack of expansive layoffs in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

Proposed ‘contagion’ model predicts roadway flooding in urban areas

Researchers at Texas A&M are repurposing a model that predicts the spread of viruses to forecast urban flood patterns in real time.

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From the November print issue

Engage with empathy and jump on opportunities

Garit Poire, A.M.ASCE, rose to a business development role early in his career thanks to his ability to build good relationships and see things from others’ points of view.

Yearlong extension of surface transportation program prompts funding concerns

Congress and the White House extended funding for the surface transportation program at a flat rate for one year. The move offers certainty — but there are concerns.

Introductory engineering course offers comprehensive foundation

Exploratory engineering course at Northern Essex Community College offers students an introduction to the field. Simulation software has been the key to this class's success.

Commonalities in association ethical codes highlight competency, loyalty

Other professional associations’ codes of ethics mirror ASCE’s in many ways.