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By DOMENIC COLETTI, P.E., M.ASCE, ELIZABETH HOWEY, P.E., P.G., M.ASCE, JOHN JAMISON, P.W.S., R. DOMINICK AMICO, P.E., M.ASCE, MOHIT GARG, P.E., NICHOLAS BURD ETTE, P.E., AND PHIL DOMPE, P.E., M.ASCE
The Marc Basnight Bridge, completed this year, replaces the existing Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, a 2.4 mi long structure that carried North Carolina Highway 12 over the Oregon Inlet. The new bridge, which is slightly longer at 2.8 mi, features extensive use of precast concrete for durability, economy, and constructability; a first-of-its-kind driven pile foundation verification method; and innovative, environmentally sensitive construction approaches.
By JARRET JOHNSON, P.E.
The MGM Springfield casino, west of Boston, incorporates the facades, ornaments, and structural elements of several historical buildings into its design, proving that modern developments can add to local entertainment and prosperity while respecting cultural roots and architectural heritage.
by Tara Hoke
Fundamental Canon 7 of ASCE's Code of Ethics states: "Engineers shall continue their professional development throughout their careers, and shall provide opportunities for the professional development of those engineers under their supervision." While few would dispute the idea that professional development is critical to the ethical practice of engineering, Canon 7 is perhaps one of the least emphasized of ASCE's canons and certainly the one that is least cited in cases considered by ASCE's Committee on Professional Conduct.
A Question of Ethics
by T.R. Witcher
In the July/August issue, History Lesson examined the construction of the St. Francis Dam in California and its catastrophic failure in 1928. This second and final installment examines the causes and aftermath of the deadly event.
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