Tag: Construction

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Engineers use hydropower from Red Rock Dam to generate clean and reliable electricity

Red Rock Dam was not designed to generate hydroelectric power. But engineers overcame all challenges to adapt the facility to produce clean power.

Understanding the catastrophic 2003 Chinese subway line failure

A new paper for the Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities reviewed the causes behind the first breach failure of a cross passage being mined by an artificial ground-freezing method.

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.

First Step: Persistence and networking pay off

Fathima Lahar, CMIT, A.M.ASCE, talks with Civil Engineering about how she made the first steps in her civil engineering career after being a stay-at-home mom.

What toys inspired your civil engineering career?

Clearly, not every child who enjoyed playing with LEGOs grew to become a civil engineer. But is it fair to say that every civil engineer was once a child who enjoyed playing with LEGOs?

Optimizing safety through design

In the high-risk industries of civil engineering and construction, workers are often exposed to serious hazards. According to OSHA, one in five worker deaths in 2018 were in construction. The leading causes are a result of the “Fatal Four” – falling, being struck by objects, electrocution, and caught-in-between hazards. So how can you improve safety and the overall success of your projects?

A new twist: Contractor is found liable to a subcontractor under the Spearin doctrine

What happens when a contractor is found liable to a subcontractor under the Spearin doctrine?

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.

ASCE paper analyzes construction safety climate with international focus

A new paper uses a standardized tool to compare the safety climate in the Chinese, Australian, and Indonesian construction industries.