Topic: Projects

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Oakland, San Francisco, and Seattle open streets to pedestrians during pandemic

Lighter than usual traffic prompts West Coast cities to convert streets for increased use by pedestrians and cyclists.

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.

Ideation in design thinking: a case study

The problem your client asks you to address may not be precisely what they initially state. How could design thinking help you?

Slideshow: Nature inspires ‘Mitosis,’ a modular building system

An Amsterdam-based design firm has reconceptualized its design thinking, creating a modular building system that emphasizes nature and puts human health first. Find out how.

High-energy particle physics lab plans new engineering research center

National laboratory that specializes in high-energy particle physics focuses on vibration-dampening in its new purpose-built facility.

Slideshow: Light-filled El Paso Children’s Museum design unveiled

The cloudlike museum has been designed with elements to encourage open-ended imaginative play, including a two-story vertical climbing structure--inside a 60 ft tall atrium.

Street smarts

Thanks to the use of sensors, cameras, connected devices, and other data-gathering technology, the streets and their surrounding infrastructure can collect valuable information to help city leaders, urban planners, transportation department officials, and various types of engineers provide myriad benefits to the public.

Preparing for inundation

Tsunamis might be infrequent and localized, but their impact on coastlines can be catastrophic. Find out how engineers’ long-running efforts to better protect coastal communities have finally paid off.

Training for disaster

The facilities at which first responders train for disaster response must be designed and constructed to withstand fire, blast, wind, and much more.

The ASCE Report Card advocates for infrastructure

ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure and state assessments have had a lasting impact on the way politicians and policymakers address the nation’s critical infrastructure needs.