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By DEB YOUNG, AIA, SARAH BERSETH, P.E., AND SEAN COTTON, P.E., M.ASCE
A multidisciplinary restoration project returned the iconic Minnesota State Capitol to its original stature while updating architectural and engineering systems for 21st-century functions. Weaving state-of-the-art technology into a building constructed in 1905 while also preserving the building's historical fabric required innovation and cross-disciplinary thinking from the entire team.
By BRIAN RUSSELL, P.E., GERALD DORN, P.E., S.E., SEAN CASSADY, P.E., YANG JIANG, PH.D., P.E., S.E., GORDON CLARK, P.E., M.ASCE, ANDREW HERTEN, P.E., AND THOMAS COSSETTE, P.E.
The design of the new State Route 99 tunnel improves safety and mobility along Seattle's waterfront. Its design overcomes settlement and seismic challenges, incorporates a one-pass segmental liner, and includes state-of-the-art safety and ventilation features.
by Tara Hoke
This hypothetical is based on a 2011 California court case, Oasis West Realty v. Goldman, 51 Cal. 4th 811. While the professional in that case was an attorney, the ethical issues raised can easily be applied to engineering practice and pose an interesting question about an engineer's ethical obligations to former employers and clients.
A Question of Ethics
by T.R. Witcher
The triumphs and tragedies of America's westward expansion- when routes of transport were daringly blazed through a vast and diffi cult landscape, generally at the expense of native peoples-have a precursor in American history. British Florida was the frontier of the colonial period, and at the center of it was the King's Road, an often-makeshift roadway carved out of the Florida swamps that, for the better part of a century, was the principal link connecting the peninsula to the remainder of the growing country.
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