Tag: Research

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Applying virtual reality to assess construction’s ergonomic risks

Can a virtual reality-based ergonomic assessment method reduce the need for physical mock-ups and lessen the cost and time required to develop and implement an improved workstation design? A new study conducted experiments.

Oregon tests granular approach to pay-per-mile fees

As gas tax revenue decreases within the state, the Oregon Department of Transportation studies driver behavior to explore funding alternatives.

Understanding the catastrophic 2003 Chinese subway line failure

A new paper for the Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities reviewed the causes behind the first breach failure of a cross passage being mined by an artificial ground-freezing method.

What are the costs of life-cycle distributed stormwater control measures?

A new paper in the "Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment" presents a module that advances understanding of stormwater cost profiles using a process-based tool.

University of California, San Diego shake table to be upgraded

The world’s largest high-performance outdoor shake table, a backbone of seismic studies, will be upgraded to move in six directions by October.

Setting proper rate pricing to ensure water system sustainability

A new study, “Setting Future Water Rates for Sustainability of a Water Distribution System” in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, introduces a model to quantify investment needs.

Pioneering geotechnical engineer Woods dies at 85

Richard D. Woods, pioneering researcher, beloved academic, and a driving force behind ASCE’s Geo-Institute, has died. He was 85.

Using reclaimed asphalt for pervious concrete pavement mixes

A new paper in the "Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering" explores using reclaimed asphalt pavement as a substitute to natural course aggregate in sustainable pervious concrete pavement mixes.

Why should engineers join together theory and practice?

David Blockley, Ph.D., F.IStructE, F.ICE, author of Building Bridges: Between Theory and Practice, talks about the huge gaps between what engineers know, what they do, and why things go wrong.

New means of assessing tsunami risk to small craft marinas

A new paper in the Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering presents a risk framework that can be used by decision makers to assess tsunami risks to small craft harbors.