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Technology: Remote Bridge and Tunnel Maintenance Tech Made Free Due to COVID-19

IN RESPONSE to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Dynamic Infrastructure, a start-up based in New York City, has offered free use through the end of 2020 of its bridge maintenance technology to departments of transportation and public–private partnerships. The technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help bridge and tunnel managers inspect and manage their assets, according to Saar Dickman, the cofounder and chief executive officer...

COVID-19 Community Calls 7: A Long Way From Home

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the United States to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 7 takes us to St. Louis, but in fact, it takes us all the way to New Zealand. Marsia Geldert-Murphey, a...

President’s Note: Global Crises and Civil Engineering

OVER CENTURIES, natural disasters have brought people together. When Hurricane Michael battered the Gulf Coast in 2018, first responders and local organizations across the United States rallied in support of those affected. When wildfires recently raged through Australia, more than 3,700 firefighters from around the world rushed to help battle the flames. It’s in these moments that humanity comes together as one. But when...

COVID-19 Community Calls 6: Design Thinking Our Way to New Solutions

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the United States to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 6 finds us talking to Mel Butcher, the private sector group midwest lead at Carollo Engineers, specializing in industrial water treatment,...

Pandemic Throws Civil Engineering Work into Uncertainty

ASCE’s Civil Engineering magazine published the feature article “Best Places for Civil Engineers 2020,” which appears in the April issue, before the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequently declared pandemic in the United States. Since then, the health and safety of civil engineers and their families; the conditions at engineering firm offices, public agencies, and jobsites; and the overall market for civil works...

COVID-19 Community Calls 5: ASCE Running Group

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the United States to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 5 looks for happier news amid the stress. Cherylyn Henry, a structural engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina, and longtime active leader...

COVID-19 Community Calls 4: Trying to Know the Unknown

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the United States to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 4 goes to Robin Kemper, ASCE's past president, living and working in New Jersey, one of the country's hardest hit coronavirus...

COVID-19 Community Calls 3: Are Civil Engineers Essential?

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the United States to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 3 goes to Tony Cioffi, whose work as assistant resident engineer for the Kew Gardens Interchange Phase 4 project in New...

COVID-19 Community Calls 2: Graduating From College During a Pandemic

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the United States to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 2 goes to Vivian Chong, a senior civil engineering student at UCLA. She talks about how the final quarter of her...

COVID-19 Community Calls 1: Coronavirus a Wake-Up Call for Civil Engineers

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the United States to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. Thirty days. Thirty phone calls. Community Call 1 goes to Mike Paddock, a deputy director with Engineers Without Borders. Also the author of the ASCE News "Engineering With...