Tag: Infrastructure

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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?

Navajo Nation looks to future water-related economic development

The Navajo Nation’s plan to improve its residents’ access to water could also help with economic development. (Part two of a two-part series)

Navajo Nation improves residents’ access to clean drinking water

A new network of transitional water access points makes clean drinking water more accessible across the Navajo Nation. (Part one of a two-part series)

Slideshow: Delhi-area airport to be India’s greenest

The Delhi Noida International Airport will also merge Swiss efficiency and Indian hospitality, according to Zurich Airport International AG, the company that will build and operate the facility.

American Rescue Plan Act provides billions for transit, rail, airports, and water

Signed into law on March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act focuses on relieving the economic harm associated with the coronavirus pandemic, but it also includes significant funding for infrastructure.