Ahmedabad Launches Significant Riverfront Development Kevin Wilcox Ahmedabad, India, is undertaking a dramatic renovation of the Sabarmati riverfront, converting an 11.5 km section of the riverbanks into a model development of public spaces and valuable commercial and residential lots. July 24, 2012—The
Early Planning Can Create Postflooding Resiliency Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D. A new report published by the National Research Council maps out methods for dam and levee professionals to help communities become resilient in the face of dam and levee failures. October 16, 2012—The National Research Council r
Earthquakes Will Affect West Coast Sea Levels Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D. A National Research Council report published last week reveals that regional and local factors—including earthquakes—will affect sea level rises along the West Coast for many decades to come. January 8, 2013—Sea level increases along th
Engineers Evaluate Newtown Creek Superfund Site
Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D.
The phase I remediation investigation of New York City’s Newtown Creek Superfund site is nearing completion. May 14, 2013—With a history that extends back to the earliest years of colonial America, the heavily populated Newtown Creek
Giant Steel Piles Driven Russell Boniface Possibly the largest-diameter steel piles ever driven have been installed by an eight-hammer pile driver called the OctaKong for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Seaway. January 31, 2012—One hundred twenty steel piles measuring 72 ft in diameter and 180 ft in length ha