Topic: Sustainability

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Slideshow: Zaha Hadid Architects-designed art center in China underway

The art center will be located within a lake with a tunneled road extending underneath it. A four-pronged latticed canopy will visually unify the art center’s distinct venues.

New Face honoree seeks systems solutions to world water crises

New Face of Civil Engineering Kimberly Pugel has taken her fear of climate change and turned it into positive action.

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.

Canadian cities stop discharging raw sewage to ocean

The 108 ML/d McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant began advanced wastewater treatment operations in December for several Canadian cities in the Victoria region.

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.

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.

Membrane research promises less expensive desalination treatment

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

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change?

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change? Emily Grubert, in a word, says, "No."

ASCE headquarters debuts a more sustainable parking lot

ASCE walks the walk by building a more sustainable parking lot.