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  • Tests Reveal New Pipeline Can Withstand Strong Earthquakes Aug 16, 2016
    Using a simulated earthquake, Cornell has determined that a new type of earthquake-resilient utility pipe destined for Los Angeles is ready for the next big disaster.
    Critical Infrastructure Disaster Risk Management Environmental and Water Resources Geotechnical Infrastructure Resilience Lifeline Earthquake Pipelines Research and Technology Utilities Surveying Pipelines Geomatics
  • Portions of Beijing Are Sinking Dramatically Aug 16, 2016
    A research team has used satellite data to quantify subsidence rates and is now turning its attention to the threats that the sinking poses to critical infrastructure.
    Critical Infrastructure Geotechnical Research and Technology
  • Something Old, Something New in Winona, Minnesota Aug 16, 2016
    A project by the Minnesota Department of Transportation preserves a historical through truss bridge over the Mississippi River and builds a new concrete span beside it.
    Architectural Critical Infrastructure Structural
  • Is the Artificial Leaf a Game Changer for Solar Energy? Aug 9, 2016
    Researchers use a novel, engineered catalyst to dramatically improve the efficiency of solar cells in converting CO 2 into syngas.
    Energy Research and Technology
  • Bridge Goes to Bat for Bats Aug 9, 2016
    A new span over a nature preserve in The Netherlands was designed with special features to encourage bats to roost.
    Architectural Construction Environmental and Water Resources Structural
  • Aging U.S. Water Infrastructure Presents Engineering, Financial Challenges Aug 9, 2016
    Resiliency and flexibility are the new watchwords of the U.S. water industry, but aging infrastructure and budget shortfalls are barriers to achieving them, according to a recent report.
    Business Environmental and Water Resources Research and Technology Utilities Surveying Pipelines Geomatics
  • Group Shows the Way Forward for Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands Aug 2, 2016
    A panel of environmental experts has offered recommendations for the efficient operations of sediment diversion projects in Louisiana.
    Coasts Oceans Ports Rivers Environmental and Water Resources
  • Chicago Builds New Type of Shared Street Aug 2, 2016
    A project in Chicago will transform a typical street into a type of elevated plaza, shared equally by motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
    Transportation and Development
  • Serpentine Gallery Celebrates 16 Years of Pavilions Jul 26, 2016
    This year, the Serpentine Gallery's annual celebration of architecture--expressed in a summer pavilion designed by an internationally known architect--has expanded to include four summerhouses.
    Architectural Materials Structural Urban Planning
  • Building Underwater Poses Unique Challenges Jul 26, 2016
    The design firm charged with lowering the end of Montreal's Alexandra Pier for riverfront access says constructing a wharf wall underwater isn't quite like building blind but it's close.
    Architectural Coasts Oceans Ports Rivers Construction Structural
  • Does Purdue Have the Cure for the Sophomore Slump? Jul 26, 2016
    Researchers at Purdue examine what role the 'freeform classroom' has played in improved student performance and test the innovative method at different universities.
    Education Research and Technology
  • Dramatic Station Embraces Taiwan’s Rail History Jul 26, 2016
    A new multimodal transportation center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, honors its historical predecessor while presenting residents with a forward-looking, parklike gathering space. 
    Architectural Structural Transportation and Development
  • El Paso Extends Bus Rapid Transit Jul 19, 2016
    El Paso's bright, chartreuse bus rapid transit system is growing in ridership and expanding its services to new routes that serve more of the city.
    Transportation and Development
  • 'Living Building,' Green Solutions Create Unique Learning Landscape Jul 19, 2016
    Students at the new Golden Bridges School, in San Francisco, will be learning in a unique environment designed to connect them with nature despite the school's thoroughly urban setting.
    Architectural Education Structural
  • Iconic Glass Globe Anchors Expo Community Jul 19, 2016
    The architecture and engineering teams for the upcoming World's Fair in Kazakhstan created a legacy development, weaving the new structures into the urban fabric.
    Architectural Structural Development Urban Planning
  • Construction to Begin on I-66 Variable Tolling System Jul 19, 2016
    The 10 mi long segment of Interstate 66 that is located inside the Capital Beltway in northern Virginia will feature the first all-lane, dynamic-priced tolling system in the United States.
    Transportation and Development
  • Website Serves as Resource for Transit-Oriented Development Jul 12, 2016
    Partnering with a nonprofit organization, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is encouraging greater use of transit-oriented development (TOD) to promote economic growth and public transportation.
    Education Research and Technology
  • Robinson Center is Reborn Jul 12, 2016
    A sentimental landmark theater in Little Rock, Arkansas, is preparing for a vibrant future thanks to an extensive renovation and rehabilitation project.
    Architectural Structural
  • Reconsidering Transportation for the 21st Century Jul 12, 2016
    Columbus, Ohio, has won a U.S. DOT grant to use technology to reshape its transportation system.
    Research and Technology Transportation and Development
  • Tower Design Offers Best View by a Mile Jul 12, 2016
    A dramatic new tower would be the tallest structure in the world, offering customers a rich journey through a vertical park before reaching an observation deck 1 mi in the sky.
    Architectural Structural Wind
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