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Delivering a masterpiece

New York's new Kosciuzsko Bridge links Brooklyn and Queens, reshaping the skyline of the boroughs it connects.

How Does the 2020 Economic Downturn Compare with Others Past?

FOR ENGINEERS with several decades of experience, the current economic crisis wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic is, in some ways, a familiar challenge. Experienced engineers who weathered the economic downturns of the early 1990s; the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; the Great Recession caused by the financial crisis of 2008; and other national and international crises have learned from the past. Yet...

Hotels and Hospitals: Designers Create More Health-Care Spaces

ENGINEERS, architects, and other designers are rapidly working with health-care experts on a range of efforts to help expand the nation’s supply of hospital beds. These endeavors are in addition to those being undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is converting several public spaces into care facilities in some of the United States’ hardest-hit cities. One of the chief emerging strategies involves...

Surveys, Tools Track COVID-19-Related Construction Delays

THE FULL IMPACT of the COVID-19 global pandemic on the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry will not be known for many years. Yet it is already clear that many construction projects are experiencing partial delays or full stoppages as the pandemic spreads across the globe. In North America, associations and companies have organized surveys and created tools to help the AEC industry better...

Experience tomorrow’s built future today

Imagine the world 50 years from now. What does 2070 look like? How is society continuing to function? How have technological and environmental challenges affected our cities? ASCE’s Future World Vision brings those possibilities to fruition.

Noble Honored With OPAL Award in Design

Ronald M. Noble, P.E., L.S., D.CE, D.PE, D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, president and senior principal engineer of Noble Consultants–G.E.C. Inc., and former director of two major ASCE organizations, has been honored by ASCE as the 2020 Outstanding Projects And Leaders award winner in design. The ASCE OPAL awards honor outstanding civil engineering leaders for their lifetime accomplishments. This year’s OPAL winners will be recognized at the 2020...

ASCE Plot Points Season 2 Episode 8: Performance-Based

ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute issued the "Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design" early this year. Performance-based design continues to be one of the four focus areas (along with resilience, life-cycle cost analysis and innovation) of ASCE's Grand Challenge. Don Scott, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, the prime investigator for the prestandard development team, talks about both the prestandard and, more broadly, the power of performance-based design to close...

Experience the Future at the ASCE 2019 Convention

The world is rapidly changing. There are exciting new opportunities and difficult challenges ahead for civil engineers: alternative energy, autonomous vehicles, climate change, smart cities, high-tech construction and advanced materials, and policy and funding are just a few. To educate our members and spark dialogue on the latest and future practices in the civil engineering field, ASCE’s Future World Vision will be highlighted at the...

Writing Team Selected for Greeley Award

ASCE has honored the writing team of Marc A. Santos, P.E., M.ASCE; Richard F. Carbonaro, Ph.D., P.E.; and Robert R. Sharp, Ph.D., P.E., with the 2019 Samuel Arnold Greeley Award for the paper “Control Strategies for the Mitigation and Removal of Attached Manganese Biofilms,” in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Environmental Engineering. In the selected work, the team investigated the use of...

Innovative Chicago Building Earns 2019 OCEA Honors

And the winner is … The 150 North Riverside project in Chicago earned the 2019 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, announced Thursday night at ASCE’s 20th annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala. The OCEA award, established in 1960, recognizes the project that best illustrates superior civil engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society. "It's amazing to be recognized by all...