Civil Engineering magazine July/August 2022
Rope access systems help engineers keep a giant radio telescope scanning the skies within a protected zone in Green Bank, West Virginia.Telescope inspectors reach for the stars in West Virginia
The $2 billion Mid-Coast Trolley light rail extension project was an exercise in meticulous planning and collaborative stakeholder participation.San Diego trolley extension improves light rail service, reduces vehicle traffic
As the world grows warmer, engineers strive to protect and preserve our threatened infrastructure from wildfires and heat waves.How engineers combat conditions within the ‘red zone’ of global warming
Tasked with completing the Las Vegas Convention Center’s 1.4 million sq ft expansion in record time, the project team developed tailored structural solutions.Big bet pays off for Las Vegas
The project was one of the final steps in a multidecade program to protect the critical infrastructure surrounding the Santa Ana River.Bridge scour protections bolster flood prevention efforts in Southern California
Smart bike system to improve cycling infrastructure
The intelligent cycling project could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
New York’s Brooklyn Bridge is an engineering marvel
It pioneered the use of steel-wire cables in suspension bridge construction.
Yangtze River cruise terminal to replicate visual texture of gantry cranes
The skywalk complex would include six interconnected “floating” buildings.
Working while on sabbatical? Think twice
Engineers must find their own paths while balancing employer expectations.
Texas A&M University builds construction science Ph.D. program from scratch
The program advances innovation in academia and industry.
Moving up in your career takes confidence
Annahid Dastgheib-Beheshti, P.E., M.ASCE, champions being your own biggest advocate.
An unexpected find on a site causes legal trouble
Contractor pays dearly for failure to conduct site visit at bid phase.
Other people aren’t always right
Trust yourself to turn impossible things into ideas that work.
ASCE turns recommendations into solutions
ASCE was a key player in the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure law.
Giving back without giving up
Gary White offers advice on using technical skills to remedy social problems.
The next generation of civil engineers will be like none before it
Gen Z is working in new and innovative ways to serve the profession.
July/August 2022 letters
Members reflect on electric vehicle use and the bipartisan infrastructure law.