Tag: COVID-19

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Adapting community engineering work to COVID construction challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted the importance of fundamental community infrastructure and made it increasingly difficult (if not downright dangerous) to construct and update that very infrastructure.

On-the-ground advice on avoiding burnout during a pandemic

Tommy Faulkner, P.E., LEED AP, answers seven questions and offers advice on how to avoid burnout for yourself and your staff during a pandemic.

Video: Tower design enables touch-free movement for occupants

Automation and tech synergy are key in the design of the 36-story-tall building in Hong Kong, where occupants will be able to move from sidewalk to workstation without touching a thing.

ASCE’s year in quotes

Sometimes the best way to remember the story of a certain time is through the words people said during that time.

Amid turbulent times, what is the social glue that still binds us?

Empathy is the ability to connect emotionally with others showing you understand their feelings, concerns, and the problems they are facing. In effect it is social glue.

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.

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.

Detecting evidence of COVID-19 in wastewater

Evidence of COVID-19 can be detected early in the wastewater stream.

20 minutes into the future?

The Mega City world in ASCE’s Future World Vision initiative seems fantastical, but it’s not.

New Survey Tools Improve Healthcare on the Frontlines of the Pandemic

Rod Beadle, P.E., M.ASCE, is the senior WASH and response advisor for Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization graduating communities from extreme poverty in over 20 countries worldwide. He has been an active member of ASCE for over 35 years. In today’s Member Voices article, he shares how his team has adapted its work on the fly to meet the new...