Topic: Innovation

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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.

Regenerative design, the salvage economy, and one building’s quest to ‘live’ sustainably

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta is not like other buildings.

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.

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.

Drift sculpture elegantly marries structural engineering, art

The sculpture was designed, engineered, fabricated, and painted in the United Kingdom and then shipped to Texas for installation by a local team.

Membrane research promises less expensive desalination treatment

Exactly how water flows through membranes has previously not been well understood. That is now changing.

ASCE salutes 9 projects with 2021 OCEA Honor Awards

These nine projects has been honored as 2021 ASCE OCEA Honor Award recipients.

Testing bridge structure vibration using a similarity model

Bridge structures, which account for a large proportion of high-speed railways and urban rail transits, produce vibration that radiate low-frequency structural noise. This low-frequency noise can affect people’s physical and mental health, as well as affect ancient buildings along the line; the manufacture of precision instruments and equipment; and the use of high-precision laboratories. The authors of new paper in the Journal of Aerospace Engineering,...

New material excels at removing copper from water

Researchers have developed a new material that shows great promise as a means of removing copper — which is linked to disease and organ failure — from contaminated water sources.

Optimizing safety through design

In the high-risk industries of civil engineering and construction, workers are often exposed to serious hazards. According to OSHA, one in five worker deaths in 2018 were in construction. The leading causes are a result of the “Fatal Four” – falling, being struck by objects, electrocution, and caught-in-between hazards. So how can you improve safety and the overall success of your projects?