Tag: Infrastructure

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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.

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.

Slideshow: Elevated ‘floating’ garden structure proposed for German city

The bowl-shaped, rooftop-height circular garden would be elevated above an intersection and contain walking paths, flowers, trees, and shrubs. It would also host a hotel.

Construction begins on NYC waterfront park, beach

A portion of a “forgotten” New York City street will become a new park on the edge of Manhattan, helping soften the city’s waterfront.

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.

5 things you didn’t know about the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by ASCE in 2011, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Washington, is the rare landmark that is considered a failure.

Now is (finally) the time to future-proof our infrastructure

Constantine Samaras and Mikhail Chester write of the unique opportunity afforded by the upcoming infrastructure bill in Congress, presenting it as a chance to finally address the country’s need for climate-resilient infrastructure.

Preparing highways for connected and automated vehicles

A new paper in the "Journal of Infrastructure Systems" discusses the challenges and opportunities required to support CAV operations.

House Democrats propose sweeping climate change bill

A March 2 House bill sets ambitious national targets for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, boosts funding for drinking water infrastructure, and strengthens dam safety requirements.

How to enhance infrastructure for wildfire prevention

Natural disasters threaten civil engineers’ duty to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. So how can engineers safeguard infrastructure and protect communities from these crises?