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Groundbreaking interagency report seeks to move beyond life-safety design standards

A new report from NIST and FEMA highlights the need for timely reoccupancy and functional recovery of buildings and infrastructure in the aftermath of earthquakes and other disasters.

Slideshow: Australia plans sustainable ‘living’ structure to help conserve world’s corals

Housed within a sustainable concrete-framed structure powered by renewable energy, a “living ark” in Australia is planned to help study and preserve more than 800 species of hard coral.

Simplify your workflow with ASCE 7 Online

An integral part of building codes in the United States, ASCE 7 is vital in the daily practice of civil engineers, building officials, and architects. ASCE 7 Online provides a faster, easier way for engineers to work with ASCE 7.

Nonprofit works to print 3D schools in hard-to-reach rural areas

Started six years ago by Colorado teen Maggie Grout, the nonprofit is now on the cusp of printing its first 3D school in Madagascar.

SEI Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program takes aim at embodied carbon

The SEI Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program provides structural engineers with the tools and resources necessary to contribute and track projects toward the vision of net-zero embodied carbon structures by 2050.

New means of improving gusset plate design’s seismic performance

Gusset plates connect weight-bearing beams and girders to columns on bridges, buildings and other structures. To minimize failure of this important connection, the connections to the beam and column must be stronger than the braces themselves. A new study in the Journal of Structural Engineering, "Incorporating Frame Action into Seismic Design of Gusset Plates" by Yao Cui, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Xiaozhuo Xu; Tracy C. Becker, Ph.D.,...

How can college campuses be designed to be more equitable?

A recent panel engaged the challenges and opportunities of designing for equity on college campuses.

AI-driven building facade will learn and ‘improve’ itself

A 53-story tower, dubbed Vertical Oasis, will be capable of harnessing nature through a combination of factors such as renewable energy harvesting and AI.

ASCE seeks public comment on two structural standards

ASCE is seeking comments on two professional standards this spring.

Slideshow: Stepped, inverted library with sunken patios completed in Taiwan

The library’s delicate design pays homage to the varied cultural influences on Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan, and the tropical climate in which it is located.