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Decade of Work Pays Off in Peloponnese Coastline Motorway

Last year “The Highway of Death” came to its own end. Today in Greece, after a decade of Herculean efforts, a motorway with no such epithet traverses the highly seismic northern coastline of the Peloponnese, and all who ride there can do so safely and rapidly. The Olympia Odos Motorway has been honored by ASCE as a finalist for the 2019 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement...

ASCE Recognizes New United States Courthouse in L.A. as OCEA Finalist

Everything purposeful about the new United States Courthouse is right there in its shape. Resembling a floating, translucent cube, it might give the statement “see you in court” a whole new meaning. Meeting ambitious energy goals, matching function to form, and harnessing the strong sunlight of Southern California, the Courthouse, in downtown Los Angeles, has been honored by ASCE as a finalist for the 2019...

The Road to the Future of Transportation

Could you imagine a world without transportation? Probably not. That’s because the built world we live in wouldn’t be possible without it. According to ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, U.S. roads carried people and goods over 3 trillion miles in 2016 alone – or more than 300 round-trips between Earth and Pluto. As our population grows, the need for pioneering solutions does too. Today, we’re amid exciting times...

Fully Updated ASCE 7-16 Now Available

This week, ASCE publishes its signature standard, ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. It is the first update to the essential resource in nearly seven years. “ASCE 7 continues to be the very best resource for information about loads that occur in structures,” said Donald Dusenberry, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE, past-chair for the ASCE 7-16 Committee. “It has been updated...

By engineers, for engineers

The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at Toronto's York University brings together students of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering in a structure designed with innovation and collaboration in mind.