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By Robert L. Reid (Editor)
Designed to resemble giant LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another, the LEGO House is an instantly iconic new building in Billund, Denmark. The 12,300 sq m facility houses multiple attractions and features 25 million LEGO bricks that were used to create numerous displays, including a towering tree that is considered one of the largest LEGO structures ever built.
By Nathan D. Kutil, P.E.
The first gravity-powered municipal treatment facility featuring ceramic membranes in the United States, the Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant in Butte, Montana, uses innovative approaches to minimize energy use, chemical costs, and water loss. The unique treatment system offers lessons for increasing operational efficiency, dependability, and sustainability.
by Tara Hoke
A complaint is submitted to ASCE's Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC), alleging that a member--a civil engineering professor in a large Mid-Atlantic state--has misrepresented his professional credentials and engaged in the unlicensed practice of engineering. The complaint states the member is not a licensed engineer in the state where he is employed but nevertheless identifies himself as a P.E. in university materials and other professional correspondence. Was the ASCE Code of Ethics violated, or is this a personal grudge?
A Question of Ethics
by T.R. Witcher
There are more rugged rivers in the United States, but none casts the same shadow as the 2,320 mi Mighty Mississippi, which drains watersheds in parts of 31 states. One of the great engineering triumphs of taming Old Man River occurred just more than 100 years ago, in the most unlikely of places: the tiny town of Keokuk, Iowa. "Nobody had ever dammed up a river as big as the Mississippi."
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