Project Highlight: Layered, light-filled design unveiled for Maryland library
Undulating terraces will offer panoramic lake views.
May/June 2023 print issue
Check out the May/June 2023 print issue of Civil Engineering magazine for an in-depth exploration of the state of civil engineering.
Is it quiet quitting? Or something else?
Four things civil engineering managers should keep in mind.
Book explores the potential of nondisruptive creation
Policy Briefing: House, Senate bills promote energy production and infrastructure
New rolling bridge concept opens in east London
How Big Ben’s Elizabeth Tower was refurbished
The London icon was originally completed in 1859.
Construction begins on removal of 4 Klamath River dams
One of the largest dam removal projects in U.S. history is underway.
Jersey City high-rise apartment receives site plan approval
The project will combine residential and commercial use on a brownfield site.
'Eye-opening’ book details how to identify, eliminate microstresses
Microstresses can be managed and don’t need to be overwhelming.
March/April 2023 print issue: Moving the World
• Future looks bright for the public transit sector
• Fully digital delivery is on the horizon
• Seismic design shapes new airport terminal
• Improving the ground to expand a rail yard
• ASCE 2022 Annual Report: Executive Summary
Read more: Project Highlights
Profusion of sculptural balconies to define Beirut art museum
The exterior will have 70 arched balconies blending indoor and outdoor spaces.
Underwater bicycling parking garage underway in Amsterdam
The structure will fit 4,000 bikes and be topped with a pedestrian boulevard.
22-story London tower to be elevated above new park
Southwark Council has approved the building’s design.
A city within a building to be built in a Danish harbor
The Esbjerg Strand project will reconceive the traditional educational campus.
New sciences center to feature ‘Jenga-like’ floor plan
Work begins on 135,000 sq ft Robert Day Sciences Center at California college.
Singapore airport to expand with new terminal
The design is modular, resilient, and sustainable for a post-pandemic world.
Stratified cliffs inspire L-shaped towers in Nanjing, China
The two 40-story, mixed-use towers merge nature and urban design.
Read the series: Equity and Infrastructure
Potential solutions to solve Los Angeles broadband divide
Confronting the digital divide in Los Angeles would require public and private...
What does infrastructure have to do with social justice and equity?
Younger engineers explore the relationship between the built environment and social justice....
How the Flint water crisis has impacted US lead-pipe removal efforts
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has spurred a push to remove...
Equity environmental justice emerge as key goals of Biden infrastructure plan
The Biden administration wants to use infrastructure to improve racial equity and...
How the interstate highway system connected and in some cases segregated America
Can infrastructure affect social equity? The history of the interstate highway system...
Washington and Oregon place equity at the heart of I-5 bridge replacement
The Interstate Bridge Replacement program seeks to protect and improve communities that...
FHWA invokes Civil Rights Act to suspend Houston interstate expansion
A massive infrastructure project planned for Houston is in limbo while the...
From the archives
Historic California post office is reborn
Preserving a Depression-era building first meant moving it in pieces.
Pullman’s ‘company town’ is being restored in Chicago
The Administration Building and its elegant clock tower are being revitalized.
Historic Ford assembly plant transformed for biomedical research
The Ford Motor Co. building in Pittsburgh has been completely renovated.
How did ancient engineers of Mesa Verde harness water?
By building and maintaining a series of reservoirs.
Australia’s Sydney Opera House hits all the right notes
ASCE has named the Sydney Opera House as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
New York’s Brooklyn Bridge is an engineering marvel
It pioneered the use of steel-wire cables in suspension bridge construction.
Former gun factory in upstate New York mixes history and engineering
The Watervliet Arsenal pioneered the use of prefabricated cast-iron construction.
The storied history of the Central Arizona Project
The CAP brought the Colorado River to the heart of Arizona.
Tent of the heavens
Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia has endured all that 1,500 years of history could throw at it.
Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge tames the wind
The Mackinac applied lessons from the failure of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
The Augusta Canal helped power a Georgia city's burgeoning textile industry
The Augusta Canal in Georgia created the largest industrial complex in the...
The last piece of the Interstate Highway System may have been the toughest
A segment of I-70 in Colorado completed the nation’s largest and most...
Building for the American Age: The Pentagon
The Pentagon was a design marvel that has stood firm through a turbulent century.
The Philadelphia Municipal Water Supply was the first of its kind
Steam engines and wooden pipes helped Philadelphia pioneer large-scale municipal water delivery....
Getting up to speed: Policy Briefing
WRDA 2022 act revises levee safety, inland waterway programs
New law addressing water resources creates national inventory of low-head dams.
White House promotes carbon reductions to meet net-zero goals
New initiative aims to accelerate innovations in five key climate sectors.
Supreme Court case challenges federal protection for certain wetlands
The case could strip some water bodies of protection under the Clean Water Act.
CHIPS and Science Act authorizes billions of dollars for R&D
Passage is a huge win, says Caroline Sevier, ASCE government relations director.
Proposal aims to reduce electric generation interconnection backlog
Policy Briefing: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks to expedite the process.
Outlook for flood insurance policy reforms remains cloudy
Congress weighs potential reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program.
Senate, House water resources bills advance out of committee
The legislation would authorize projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Cyber incident reporting to be required of infrastructure owners
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to set reporting mandates.
Electric vehicle charging infrastructure receives federal, state support
Recent hearings in Congress addressed U.S. plans for electric vehicle chargers.
Passed by the House, the America COMPETES Act would boost research funding
A bill passed by the House would increase funding for key research agencies.
EPA, trade groups differ on how to improve water sector cybersecurity
EPA, industry offer competing plans for improving water sector cybersecurity.
Federal infrastructure investment law significantly boosts sector spending
This is the most significant infrastructure legislation enacted in decades.
Report highlights EPA's plan to address contaminants
The national strategy will help protect people from long-lasting PFAS compounds.
Senate infrastructure bill would boost funding by 550B
Recently passed by the Senate, the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs...
House Senate bills would promote dam safety, hydropower, and river restoration
Legislation recently introduced in Congress would boost efforts to rehabilitate, retrofit, or...
Equity, environmental justice emerge as key goals of Biden infrastructure plan
The Biden administration wants to use infrastructure to improve racial equity and...
Bipartisan water and wastewater bill clears Senate easily
In late April, the Senate handily passed legislation that would authorize more...
Biden plan focuses on transportation, water, and resilience
The Biden administration’s proposed $2 trillion American Jobs Plan calls for massive...
American Rescue Plan Act provides billions for transit, rail, airports, and water
Signed into law on March 11, the American Rescue Plan Act focuses...
Mass transit, aviation, water, and wastewater receive early attention in Congress
As President Joe Biden’s cabinet begins to take shape, Congress takes steps...
Read more: A Question of Ethics
Is prior professional misconduct a blockade to membership reinstatement?
ASCE branch treasurer makes unexplained purchases during his tenure.
No matter the setting, respect for peers is imperative
A member fails to keep his distance.
Working while on sabbatical? Think twice
Engineers must find their own paths while balancing employer expectations.
When ethics and conflicts of interest collide
A failure to disclose doesn’t always lead to negative repercussions.
Proper attribution is a matter of service for civil engineers
They deserve the right of due recognition for their professional achievements
Engineer's failure to disclose moonlighting leads to ethical precipice
Be sure to let your employer know about your side hustle.
Examining the ethics of expert testimony
We consider providing expert testimony through the lens of ASCE’s Code of Ethics.
Protecting the public is the bedrock of ASCE's Code of Ethics
Protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare is the foundation of civil...
Engineers must create a culture of zero tolerance for corruption in their workplaces
A zero tolerance policy for bribery, corruption, and fraud is still the...
Are incentives for time savings ethical?
Nothing in ASCE’s new code of ethics directly addresses incentives. Are they okay?
Equitable and inclusive behavior are mandates in ASCE’s new code of ethics
An ASCE member tells offensive jokes about women while at a conference....
Long reads that dig deep
San Francisco’s Presidio Tunnel Tops park opens
The 14-acre park connects the Presidio to the waterfront — atop a highway.
California river and floodplain project restores natural processes
Working to undo decades of ecological damage from mining, the project was...
How to make infrastructure more resilient against climate change
Civil engineers are promoting resiliency to ensure that the infrastructure they design...
Breakwaters aim to halt ongoing erosion at coastal refuge
A new series of breakwaters in southwestern Louisiana features an innovative, lightweight...
North Texas creek reconfigured to follow natures original design
A comprehensive environmental restoration effort in North Texas has led to the...
Modern roundabouts boost traffic safety and efficiency
The modern roundabout keeps traffic moving more safely and efficiently. Studies even...
Who needs to learn more about safety? Engineers, say roundtable panelists
Civil Engineering hosted a roundtable discussion among experts who stressed the need...
Lessons learned in the Beirut blast
Experts compared established projections with the actual damage from the blast at...
US Army Corps deconstructs nuclear facilities carefully
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently decommissioned and dismantled a nuclear...
Response team investigates wildfire damage to buried drinking water infrastructure
A response team led an investigation into the damage sustained to Paradise,...
Chase Center arena in San Francisco excels above and below ground
The opening of the Chase Center arena in San Francisco is the...
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