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By Edwin Friend, P.E., P.G., PMP, Blaine Dwyer, P.E., M.ASCE, D.WRE, and Casey Dick, P.E., PMP
Since its completion more than a century ago by a previous owner, Denver Water's Antero Dam has experienced seepage problems, forcing the utility to limit the storage capacity of the associated reservoir. After the completion of a carefully planned four-phase dam and spillway rehabilitation project, the newly revamped Antero Dam is expected to operate safely for another 100 years.
By Sean-Philip Bolduc, P.E., Thomas Spoth, P.E., and Bradley C. Touchstone, AIA
The new Fore River Bridge, near Boston, leaves more room vertically and horizontally for passing ships, and its lift towers employ several cost-saving innovations.
by Tara Hoke
In today’s professional environment, it is increasingly common for engineers to find themselves moving to new cities, regions, or even countries in search of better opportunities for professional advancement. A significant relocation often requires adapting to a host of unfamiliar social and cultural norms. In light of this, one might question whether the same holds true of professional ethics--whether the ethical principles that govern an engineer’s conduct are consistent across the globe, or if they, too, are subject to regional or cultural differences.
A Question of Ethics
by T.R. Witcher
was always something of a cursed vessel. According to
How the Battleship
by U.S. Navy Adm. Hyman G. Rickover (published by the Navy's Naval History Division in 1976), the battleship "had caught fire while under construction; it had run aground in February, 1896; five men were washed overboard off Cape Hatteras [North Carolina] on February 6, 1897 (only two were recovered); and two men were injured two days later when a piece of ammunition exploded."
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