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No beach bag is complete without an ASCE book.

No trip to the beach is complete – at least for civil engineers – without an ASCE publication.

While others might enjoy the waves and the sun, the devoted civil engineer is more likely to be taking notes in a manual of practice under that umbrella.

So here is the list of ASCE beach reads for summer 2022:

ASCE 7-22: Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures

The latest edition of ASCE’s flagship standard provides the most up-to-date and coordinated loading provisions for general structural design. But, you say, isn’t it 1,000 pages? Yes, so get the e-book and online editions, and beach-read it on your phone.

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Leveraging Sustainable Infrastructure for Resilient Communities

Speaking of e-books, this digital title collects 13 peer-reviewed papers on best practices in sustainability from the ASCE 2021 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure held virtually last December.

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Disruptive Emerging Transportation Technologies

Editors Heng Wei, Yinhai Wang, and Jianming Ma give readers a glimpse into the future – specifically with an overview of emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution technology (or 4IR) and its potential effects on future transportation.

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Renewable Energy Technologies and Water Infrastructure

Prepared by the Advancing Renewable Energy Technologies Committee of the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute, the book covers the gamut of policy, regulation, science, and engineering as they relate to the development and application of renewable energy technologies.

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Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions

Authors Mari R. Tye and Jason P. Giovannettone summarize likely changes in various extreme meteorological and hydrological events while assessing the vulnerabilities of infrastructure within critical sectors and their collective interdependencies.

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