Topic: Sustainability

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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.

Sydney to get high-tech civic center

Discover how Sydney is working to regenerate its central business district with a new tech-focused precinct.

Georgia treatment facility will use membranes to boost performance

A replacement water reclamation facility in Roswell, Georgia, will improve the environment, reduce odors, and ensure adequate capacity through 2050.

California would benefit from increased anaerobic digestion of food waste, study says

California is looking to municipal wastewater treatment facilities to help it meet two goals: reducing statewide emissions of greenhouse gases and diverting food waste from landfills. A recently released study finds that making the necessary investments to enable California’s wastewater treatment plants to accept food waste and add it to their anaerobic digesters would prove cost-effective while at the same time reducing overall emissions...

October 2020 letters

Member viewpoints on magazine articles.

Open access

The Charles Library at Temple University, in Philadelphia, sets high expectations for what a modern library should be.

Are civil engineers doing enough to combat climate change?

ASCE Plot Points Season 4 Episode 8: Are civil engineers doing enough to combat climate change? It's a simple question with a complicated answer. Or maybe it's a complicated question with a simple answer. Either way, Emily Grubert, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, makes sense of the chaos on today's episode. And our ASCE Student Ambassadors play guest DJ,...

Net-positive energy building designed with circularity in mind

The Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands is constructing its newest teaching building with circularity and sustainability in mind.

Design under way on large-scale sanitation project in Egypt

A Stantec-led consortium has begun planning and design efforts to upgrade and add to the existing wastewater infrastructure in the Fayoum governorate in central Egypt—an initiative that will affect approximately 940,000 Egyptian residents. By providing sanitation to some areas for the first time, the seven-year Fayoum Wastewater Expansion program is expected to improve public health and safety and reduce a significant source of environmental...

New ASCE Book Highlights Cutting-Edge Research Into Life-Cycle Concepts  

ASCE Reads is a regular series on ASCE News highlighting the latest titles from the ASCE Library, giving you an in-depth look at cutting-edge research and innovations in the civil engineering industry. Life-cycle analysis of infrastructure, by its very nature, requires time. “We’ve made significant progress during the past decade, but there’s a long way to go,” said Dan Frangopol, Sc.D, P.E., F.EMI, F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, the...