Topic: History and Preservation

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Perseverance pays off: The Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

The design and positioning of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable — the internet of its day — was a daring, costly endeavor.

Mapping, coordination streamline Saint Louis University’s utility system upgrade

An extensive infrastructure upgrade took place at the 200-year-old campus of Saint Louis University.

Louisville Water completes its multiyear lead pipe replacement project

The Louisville Water Company achieved a notable goal in March 2020: removing its last known public lead service lines, a milestone reached by only a few other U.S. utilities.

Slideshow: China’s Imperial Kiln ruins inspire museum design

A new museum built using ancient design principles and a mixture of old and new brick highlights Imperial Kiln ruins in Jingdezhen, China.

Want to call yourself a professional civil engineer? Know your history

Who is the father of American civil engineering? And what can he teach today's engineers about successful infrastructure?

Civil Engineering is 90!

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Civil Engineering magazine presents letters from ASCE presidents and covers from each decade.

Efficiency, speed the hallmarks of Genoa bridge replacement

The Morandi Bridge was a vital transportation link in Genoa, Italy. When it collapsed, officials moved quickly. Its replacement, the Genoa-Saint George Bridge, has set new standards in efficiency.

Lessons learned in the Beirut blast

Experts compared established projections with the actual damage from the blast at the Port of Beirut. How well did the predictions do?

Getting the height right: The North American Vertical Datum of 1988

The success of the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 has set the stage for its replacement.

Presidential library will be nestled into nature

The Badlands, near Medora, North Dakota, are set to be the site of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library.