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By Robert L. Reid
An innovative seismic retrofit has prepared the nearly 90-year-old Robert A. Young Federal Building in St. Louis for the future. Despite extensive work within the 1 million sq ft structure, the building remained fully occupied throughout the roughly two-and-a-half-year construction phase.
To help design and construct human habitats for Earth orbit, the moon, and Mars, NASA is turning to teams of experts in academia and private industry, including civil and structural engineers. The ideas being discussed will, in some cases, take terrestrial engineering concepts into extraterrestrial settings and, in return, apply some of the spacebased solutions back here on Earth.
by Tara Hoke
An introductory course at an elite private university concludes with a final take-home exam. Instructions for the exam read as follows: "The exam is completely open book, open note, open internet, etc.
A Question of Ethics
by T.R. Witcher
Americans are usually more interested in the future than the past-in what can be, rather than what once was. So it's ironic that the push to highlight the history and achievements of the civil engineering profession- both here and abroad-got its start in the United States.
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